Greta Gerwig's Oscar-nominated Little Women makes a classic tale relevant

(From left) Emma Watson as Meg, Florence Pugh as Amy, Saoirse Ronan as Jo and Eliza Scanlen as Beth in a still from Little Women.
(From left) Emma Watson as Meg, Florence Pugh as Amy, Saoirse Ronan as Jo and Eliza Scanlen as Beth in a still from Little Women.PHOTO: SONY PICTURES

LOS ANGELES - How do you bring a classic 19th-century novel to the big screen and make it feel relevant for the present day?

For writer-director Greta Gerwig, the key was rereading Louisa May Alcott's 1868 coming-of-age classic, Little Women, and discovering some deeper truths about it, including that it is really all about money.

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