BOSTON - In the world of movies, everyone has turned their attention towards Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is slated to be the last massive blockbuster of 2019. Granted, Cats could still break out and take the crown from Lucasfilm. For film nerds, however, Little Women has become the must-see cinematic event of December. In Massachusetts, the release of Little Women has become a highly anticipated event.
According to The Boston Globe, today, December 18, has been proclaimed "Little Women Day" throughout Boston. The proclamation was made by Mayor Marty Walsh in support of the new movie, which filmed most of its scenes in the Concord area.
Concord is also where the Louisa May Alcott house can be toured. Alcott, of course, wrote Little Women, which has since seen numerous adaptations on the big and small screens.
To celebrate the event, literary nerds and book lovers are welcome to stay indoors and cozy up by the fire to read their copy of Little Women. But if they're looking for something a bit more adventurous, then there are two major events that Alcott fans have been encouraged to participate in:
- A larger tour of the various landmarks and sights that can be seen throughout the classic coming-of-age story.
- A Little Women-themed scavenger hunt that will take place in and around Beacon Hill, the Back Bay, Downtown Boston, and the Theater District.
The movie is directed by Greta Gerwig, who previously starred in Frances Ha and helmed the Best Picture nominee, Lady Bird. Little Women is also expected to be a major contender at next year's Academy Awards, thanks to a strong musical score, costume design, and all-around quality. As for the actors, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet, and Bob Odenkirk. Ronan and Pugh are expected to be the major Oscar players of this group.
It's one of my favorite books so I'm definitely going to be celebrating Little Women Day!
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