Monday, December 29, 2008
Frances Hodgson Burnett authored the story of heroine Sara Crewe originally entitled both Sara Crewe and What Happened at Miss Minchin's Boarding School (1888) and was a serialized novel in two separate magazines (which, incidentally is how A Christmas Carol was originally published. I'm so glad that doesn't happen anymore it would be worse than TV). Several years later (in 1905) the story was republished under the name we are all familiar with: A Little Princess.
The 1995 film is, I think, one of the best 50 films I have ever seen. And if you know how many movies I've seen, that should mean something to you. I also recommend the 1986 adaptation.
Useless fact: Liesl Matthews, who played Sara in the 1995 version is in fact, a millionaire's daughter and an heiress. How's that for role casting?