With the latest HBO book-to-screen adaptation to warm up the premiere as an eight episode miniseries on Sunday, November 18, readers and viewers alike think: what happened My Lovely Friend, whatever? And, more importantly, what elements of the book will make their way to TV this weekend? (If you have watched the official trailer, which is completely released, you may already have some idea). In particular, this conversion is also the first fake HBO in a foreign language series – the script is Italian, with English subtitles.
My Lovely Friend is the first title of the bestselling Neapolitan Nofes, a four-book series written by the pseudonymous author Elena Ferrante and translated by American editor Ann Goldstein. The novel takes readers into the lives of two Italian women after World War II: Raffaella (Lila) Cerullo and Elena (Lenú) Greco, as they go to the losses, losses, politics, and poverty themselves, at times, in Naples neighborhood locality. Following Lila and Lenú from six to 16, My Lovely Friend is a volatile story about the many complications of women's friendships as well as an investigation into how women – especially women born with two strikes against them – are growing up with women. The novel also matches the meaning of education; formal education often conflicts with street clients in ways that let the two girls get more. Basically, I can not wait to see what HBO has to do with this one.
Here are 11 things that happened My Lovely Friend – almost certainly making their way into the TV series.
Lila Cerullo disappears.
Story story, My Lovely Friend begins with the wound of Lila Cerullo, now in his 60s. In response to the total and total of his friend (probably by the Lila's own scheme) Elena is beginning to write the story of their lives, beginning when the girls met by six. This is this way – by telling the story of Lila – that Elena tells his own story and the history of his neighborhood.
Lila and Elena lose their dolls.
In the first central scene in the novel – one appears in the HBO trailer – Elena and Lila have traded dolls: Elena's beloved Tina for Lila's lower Nu. Almost immediately, Lila tips Tina into sewage in the street. After being scared, Elena throws Nu in after her, inspiring what's definitely the central line of the whole series (and the friendship of the girls): "What are you and # 39 ; n do it, I do it. "
The girls leave their neighborhood for the first time.
It's hard to imagine that whole life is constrained to a handful of streets that form an individual, specific neighborhood – but that's exactly how Lila and Leno grew up: knowing that it is not even all of Naples, but only their little corner of it. At least, that is, until they take a walk to the sea: break school and walk beyond neighborhood boundaries, on their own, until they are caught back down the damages and plans.
Lila and Elena fight to stay at school.
After studying as competitors for the top of their classes through the elementary school, Lila and Elena must fight their families to continue their education. This leads to the first cases of reversing a role between the girls: the Lila adventure and tidy is forced to leave school, while the Elena family usually allows her to continue to the middle school , and at the later secondary school.
Don Achilles is murdered.
Long-time neighborhood tyrant (and a supposed gangster Fascic sympathy? This is to a great extent left to readers) Don Achilles is murdered by a father of Lila and Lenu's peers. Elena has been described as "a bunch of fairy tales" and after the girls lost their dolls to the gravel sewer, they accused Don Achilles to steal her famous black bag.
Lila is designing Cerullo's Shoes.
As a girlfriend of the neighborhood, Lila compensates for being forced to leave school by aiming to become a shoe designer. She drafts sketches for the & # 39; Cerullo Shoes; (after the surname of her family), and she and her brother start a hand secretly hide their first couple – fear they are provoking their temperamental and violent father.
The competing families compete in the New Year's Eve fireworks battle.
Conflict and politics in the locality reach a fever on New Year's Eve, when the neighborhood's boys touch the prosperous family (and, probably, criminal) fireworks. The night turns violently when Solara boys run out of fireworks and begin to blast bullets in the children on the roof against.
Elena goes to Ischia for the summer.
In her first real opportunity to escape from the neighborhood, Lenú spends a summer with a friend of her father, in Ischia. A summer of age begins to grow comfortably in her young body who is changing and falls in love for the first time, with a neighborhood boy of the name Nino Sarratore . But she is also sexually assaulted by Donato, Nino's father's father.
Lila receives two wedding councils.
First, Marcello Solara, who scared him, Lila – is still her early teens – then she accepts the offer of Stefano Carracci instead. Although the youngsters love each other, Stefano's motives are not clear – he's buying the first pair of Cerullo shoes and then strives to produce all Lila designs.
The Cerullos begins to produce Lila's shoe designs.
The production of Cerullo's shoes becomes more of Stefano's concern than Lila's marriage. The teen suggests Lenu wants her conflicting feelings about her relationship – she seems worried that Stefano could use her and her family for financial earnings. Shoes are a great source of confrontation between Stefano and dad and brother Lila.
Lila is getting married.
In the last scene My Lovely Friend, Lila and Stefano are married, at a ceremony and a long celebration that highlights the social and political violence of the neighborhood. Lila also discovers that Marcello, somehow, has ended with a pair of Garullo boots made in hand, and attending the marriage – against a specific Lila application – wear them.