Posts Categorized: Film Friday

Jul 26
Film Friday: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Film Friday: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed Salmon Fishing in the Yemen! It stars Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, and Kristin Scott Thomas. It’s based on the Paul Torday novel (2007) which bears the same name. I actually found the film to be sweet and afterwards made me feel like anything was possible. I have to admit, Kristen Scott Thomas steals the show as the Prime Minister’s press secretary. She also delivers the ONE of the BEST lines in the film, “Don’t you suck your teeth at me young man, I’m not one of yo’ bitches from the Baltimore Low… Read more »

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Jul 12
Film Friday: Tiger Eyes

Film Friday: Tiger Eyes

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. Film Friday is back! We took a mini hiatus due to a few blog tours being scheduled on a Friday and I didn’t want to overwhelm you with content. For today’s feature I decided to showcase Tiger Eyes, which is based on the 1981 Judy Blume novel. I’ve spoken to a few people who weren’t aware of the film and I haven’t seen it yet so I can’t comment on how it compares to the book. Blume’s son directed it and therefore she was on the set so that probably helps with the overall vision of the film. Blume was interviewed… Read more »

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Apr 26
Film Friday: The Great Gatsby

Film Friday: The Great Gatsby

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. We’re starting the countdown to the release of The Great Gatsby! I chose the 1974 adaptation with Robert Redford as Gatsby and Mia Farrow as Daisy to showcase. It’s the third adaption and one that is often praised for staying as close to the book as possible, but it lacks the spark of the Jazz Age. Nick Carraway: There was music from my neighbor’s house through those summer nights. In his enchanted gardens, men and girls came and went like moths, among the whispering and the champagne and the stars. I believe that few people were actually invited to these parties…. Read more »

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Mar 29
Film Friday: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Film Friday: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. This past Tuesday was Tennessee Williams’ birthday and what better way to honor the memory of a great American playwright, than to feature one of his adaptations. I debated over which film to showcase, but decided on Cat on a Hot Roof because Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman deliver outstanding performances. Maggie: You know what I feel like? I feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin roof. Brick: Then jump off the roof, Maggie. Jump off it. Cats jump off roofs and land uninjured. Do it. Jump. Maggie: Jump where? Into what? Cat on a Hot Tin… Read more »

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