“Goodbye Columbus”: Film/Novella Review Podcast

Posted: August 30th, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Film Reviews Podcast | No Comments »

Here’s the deal.

I cannot recall ever comparing a film with the book it may have been based upon.

They are separate creative entities, and succeed or fail separately, regardless of how similar or different they might be.

A film’s a film.

A novel’s a novel.

So, what we have here with “Goodbye Columbus,” the 1969 film based on Philip Roth’s novella from a decade earlier, is an exception to my no longer steadfast rule.

I found myself, watching the movie, and feeling differently about it, than when I viewed it at the time of its release. So I pulled the book off the shelf, and reread it.

And, in an unexpected turn, I felt compelled to compare them.

To learn what I think, listen to the podcast below:

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