BUT IS THE BOOK BETTER?: SOUTH PACIFIC
Presented by The Arts House
Director: Joshua Logan
Cast: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor and John Kerr
1958 | 171min | US | Rating: PG
On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission. Featuring amazing songs by the musical power duo of Rogers and Hammerstein, including now classics like Some Enchanted Evening and I Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair.
Based on the James A. Michener's 1947 Pulitzer Prize winning book Tale of the South Pacific.
For April's But is The Book Better? theme, we pull a Pulitzer Focus. The Pulitzer Prize was established by journalist Joseph Pulitzer who was an indomitable figure in American journalism. The lasting influence of the Prizes on American journalism, literature, music, and drama is to be attributed to his visionary acumen. To celebrate the announcements of this year's Pulitzer Prize winners this April, we focus on film adaptations of some of the more well-known winning novels.