Throughout the past century-plus, there have been hundreds — if not thousands — of different stage and screen adaptations of Louise May Alcott’s timeless 1868 novel, Little Women. Each one brings a different perspective to the material. Though, by many people’s estimations, writer/director Greta Gerwig’s new 2019 film stands out as one of the best translations from page to screen we’ve gotten to date. It’s easy to see why. Through its warm presentation, finely-nuanced storytelling, sparkling performances, and stunning attention-to-detail, Gerwig’s movie brought a lot of new life to the well-worn book, providing a personal and poignant take on the classic coming-of-age story.
There are many great details and tidbits to be mined from the making of this acclaimed movie. We’re here to offer just a mere few. Here are some great behind-the-scenes facts about Greta Gerwig’s Little Women that we believe every fan should know!