Kathleen wrote: "❤ ☠ Elyssa ☠ ❤ wrote: "I think I am iffy on this one. I love the movie the notebook. The actors are great and it is just a sappy love story, which I normally don't watch. I'm more of a war, ..."
They really missed the religion vs. science debate in the movie, which is the underlying theme of the book. Perhaps they thought "Contact" covered the topic.
It was. I hope something of him rubbed off.
Thanks. Mr. Asimov was the most impressive. I was fortunate to meet him not long before he passed into ether of the Galactic Empire.
The NyTimes Best Book Cover List http://nytimesbooks.blogspot.com/
seems to be a harbinger for books that receive prominent display in major and local bookstores. The cover of The Cure was submitted for the 2010 list. I hope they like it!
I've met Isaac Asimov, Greg Bear, Greg Benford, David Brin, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Dyer and Deepok Choprah.
I am reading The Machine Crusade
, the sequel to The Butlerian Jihad
in the prequel Dune cycle.
Headacheslayer wrote: "Elizabeth wrote: "i think if they are going to change the plot, why bother making the movie? for example, the english patient, which i despised, is nothing close to what the book is about at all! ..."
You make a good point. Sometimes a director can go too far with artistic license. On the other hand, a key change here and there can work sometimes. Even though Angels & Demons ends up at the same place, I found the plot changes in the last quarter of the story intriguing. I had to go back to the book to clear my mind!
Elizabeth wrote: "The book reads like a screenplay."
I never thought of it that way until you mentioned it. When I read The Pelican Brief, I knew I was reading a screenplay.
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. I read The Crystal Cave when I was very young, and it gave me a more sophisticated understanding of Arthurian history. Before that, all I knew was from the little Disney book The Sword in the Stone. Mists filled in a lot of the legend that had been left behind, even in Le Morte Arthur.
Sometimes the book can follow the movie too well. The DaVinci Code was so by the numbers I found myself simply waiting for the next act, the next scene, the next line. You shouldn't be quoting actors lines in your head when watching a screen adaptation.
Thank you Elizabeth. I hope you have a chance to read it.
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That was something else, I'm afraid. I'm still waiting for Hollywood to discover me. I do think it would make a good action-adventure movie.
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