DVD vs. Book
After waiting 27 years to see this production again, my DVD's arrived in the mail yesterday. I spent an enjoyable evening reliving the inspiration for my student interest in White House history and subsequent career in US History.
A wonderful production, even if I am a bit more critical than when I was 10 years old - (some slightly wooden moments and chronological inaccuracies) - still a marvelous thing to see and overall an excellent experience. As I watched however, it appeared to me that some scenes were deleted from this version. Anyone else notice this, or am I dreaming? Have I imagined scenes from the book version of the miniseries as part of the television production?
The book version is great, not the usual stiff writing of tv-to-book works, and I would highly recommend it along with Mrs. Parks' original. I purchased the book version of the series over 20 years ago and I've forgotten how many times I've read it. A few years ago I was lucky enough to acquire copies of Lillian Rogers Parks' book which is equally enjoyable. Anyway, for those interested, the book version of the series includes many more scenes than the DVD and I'm wondering if the additional book scenes were ever part of the miniseries.
Glad to know there are so many fans of this excellent production,