Last night I finished watching The River, a 1951 adaptation by Jean Renoir of Rumer Godden's novel of the same name. Some of the prose captured was truly beautiful. I am tempted to read the book, which would be my first by her. She and Jean Renoir wrote the screenplay for the film (which was shot over the course of a year on location in India where she grew up). Her exquisite words inspire me to write.