After loving Thomas Hardy’s novel as much as we did, it’s somewhat surprising that we ended up being really happy with Far from the Madding Crowd (2015). There were a few nick-picky things we would have done differently, but the film spurs additional understanding and conversations about the themes and characters that we loved and hated going in.
For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on Cinderella (the fairytale), Little Women, Frankenstein MD, Jane Austen’s Emma, and Anna Karenina.
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-June 12 (US), June 11 (UK)
-Based on the Jurassic Park franchise, which is based on the books by Michael Crichton
-Premieres June 11 on the CW
-Based on the 1987 TV series and the fairytale
-Premieres June 12 on Netflix
-Written by David Nicholls
-Directed by Thomas Vinterburg
-Starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Michael Sheen
-Based on the novel by Thomas Hardy, covered on episode #123