Mrs. Plant V3.0 couldn’t make it through the novel, but she enjoyed the movie.
What about the differences? The Dust Witch’s balloon isn’t in the film, nor is the bullet catching scene, although when I read the novel now, I see Jason Robards as Charle Halloway, and could swear I see him lean the rifle on Will’s shoulder.
The Dust Witch is ugly and mummified in the novel, a beautiful young woman in the film. I think it would have been cool to see her transform from beautiful when she was seducing someone or trying to kill Halloway, and transform to her true form.
Bradbury did the screenplay, so I presume that he was on board with the changes.
What do you think?