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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston
Further Study

Movie Adaptations

Further Study Movie Adaptations

Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)
Director: Darnell Martin
Notable Cast: Halle Berry, Michael Ealy

Produced by Oprah and adapted by playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, this adaptation was a television-film. Berry was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her performance as Janie. The general critical reception was lukewarm, with many critics feeling the film emphasized the romance of the novel in lieu of Janie’s journey to independence.