Date: 2/24/17 12:54 pm From: Ann Truesdale (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: Armchair birding through books
> > Of course, a more light-hearted book about listers is "*The Big Year: A > Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession*". Don't be dissuaded if you saw > the movie based on this book, because the book is factual and much > better done as is often the case. > > - Jim George > Chapel Hill, NC
Having happened to have been on a birding tour with Sandy Komoto a couple of years ago, I second Jim's comment about the factuality of the book vs. the movie. The book had Sandy down to a T; the movie was all wrong. The other two main characters were not changed as much IMHO. I had seen the movie, but not read the book, when I met Sandy. I was quite puzzled as to why no character in the movie fit. The real Sandy is an interesting character, but I guess they needed to create a villain for the movie.
So much for "artistic license" as applied in cinema. ;-)