Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fried Greens

After being told for years that I should watch this film tonight I finally did. But I don't know what to think of it. I don't know if I liked it, and I don't know what it's charm is since so many people recommended it to me.

Often you never catch the essence of a film until you watch it a second time. Maybe I need to watch Fried Green Tomatoes again for me to really understand why it's captured so many people's hearts? It's often described as being a lesbian genre film too, but what's lesbian about it? Itchy never married? Ruth never re-married? Itchy displayed tomboyish behaviour? I suppose that is kind of lesbian, after all I was a tomboy.

It was certainly an entertaining film, I watch it all the way through without wanting to fast forward, but there are films I have watched and instantly felt a sense of 'wow'. The Long Walk Home being one of them.

I just don't know. I didn't get it, and that bugs me....

Oh yeah, Sipsey killing Frank Bennett? Totally didn't think it had been her.

4 comments:

Candleshoe said...

Reading the book might help, I guess? Idgie and Ruth are very much a couple in the book. It got de-gayed a lot for the film but flashes come through: the look on Idgie's face when Ruth says she's getting married when they're drunk by the lake; the food fight; the "I'm as settled as I ever hope to be" line...

Maybe I'm reading too much into the film!

Auburn said...

Wow! I bought the book off Amazon two seconds before reading this comment.

Candleshoe said...

Yay! I hope you enjoy it...

HairDizzer said...

I've been needing a new book to read. I loved the movie, I grew up watching it, but I've never read the book. I think i'll buy it too and read along with you!