So you want to run a fundraiser. Your first step is to find a location. Your next step, if you’re the author of the above linked article, is to find the cast of The Princess Bride and have them do a reading of the script.
I love that they are all getting together for a cause. I’m just happy that they are getting together. Unfortunately, Andre the Giant will be sorely missed. I wonder how they are going to do that part.
Here’s another card from Theclockworkbook. The top card is the original card. The bottom is marked with Brown X’s when I read the book (not seen the movie, necessarily), Orange circles mark the books I have but haven’t read, and pink circles mark the ones I want to read.
When I read the book that Ruby Bridges wrote, Through my Eyes, this movie was mentioned. I decided that since I had Disney Plus, I might as well see what it is all about. A few things in the movie are different from the way the author told her story.
The movie was based on the book that the psychiatrist wrote. I believe he did a great job with both the book and the movie.
I would not think that this would be a children’s movie, but there’s really nothing in there that a child couldn’t see. It is definitely worth watching especially to learn about the integration of school in the 60’s.
This article tells about a Princess Bride remake that will be shown on Quib. Does anyone know what that is? It looks like it will be fun. The cast is releasing a chapter or two a week until it’s completely released. I need to research a bit to find out where I can watch it. The Corgi as a RUS looks like it would make the whole movie fun.
I agree that a few of these are definitely better than the book. The Notebook was well done as a movie. Shawshank Redemption is one of my favorite movies. The Princess Bride doesn’t show up on the list, but I couldn’t even finish the book, but I have the movie memorized. Holes followed the book almost to the letter. All of these that I’ve seen are excellent movies. I will put the others on my to watch list.
For the record, Fifty Shades of Grey was so poorly written, they couldn’t have done worse with a movie. Yes, I am biased.
I had Terry Pratchett bookclub last week. This was the first time we’d met since February. Somehow, I never actually got to the book, but I managed to get to the mini-series.
I LOVED the mini series. I wish I had managed to get to the book before the discussion, but it just didn’t happen. I have it still, from the library, so I might get to it before the library claims it again at the end of September.
The story was great. I understand, from the bookclub group discussion, that a lot was left out of the mini series and it would be worth it for me to read it. I plan on it, but I have other things due first. The mini series was definitely worth the 3 hours or so that I spent watching it. It was beautifully done.
The new Cinderella movie described in the above linked article sounds like it is going to be fun. There are some big names in the movie and a neutral gendered godparent sounds like it will be different. I can’t wait for the movie to come out.
The above linked article tells about one of my favorite books growing up being made into a movie. The only thing that disappointed me about this article was that it doesn’t say when the movie will be made. I can’t wait!
According to the above linked article, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy premiered 42 years ago yesterday. Happy birthday!
I may have to reread this series again. After I get the stuff with deadlines read. To quote Douglas Adams: “I love deadlines,” he wrote. “I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” I am finding lately that this is very true, and keeps my schedule less crazy if I don’t finish stuff in time and I can’t go to the event that had the deadline. Who am I kidding? It’ll be crazy for a while.