Crying into my popcorn
I know exactly how you feel about film versions of books always letting you down in some way. I suppose it’s because after reading the book you have your own unique interpretation of the story, which the film version can never match.
I love all kinds of films, from independent, art-house features to big, dumb, Hollywood blockbusters. However, I usually follow the work of directors whose films have made an impression on me: David Cronenberg, Stanley Kubrick and Christopher Nolan to name but a few. I love thought-provoking films, such as Cronenberg’s ‘A history of violence’ or Nolan’s ‘Memento’, which I have watched countless times and each time it leaves me utterly captivated. The narrative structure is compelling and the lead performance by Guy Pearce is just excellent. I thoroughly recommend it.
I hate that feeling of crushing disappointment when you eagerly await the release of a new film and it just does not live up to your expectations. I am a big fan of the original Star Wars films, but when I saw the most recent ones I wanted to cry into my popcorn…But no matter how much I wanted to, I just couldn’t walk out of the cinema in protest. Jar Jar Binks? What was he thinking? Anyway, it’s been a long time, I should just let it go and get on with my life…
I agree with you about Tom Hanks being a great actor. He has starred in so many popular films. I’ve seen Forrest Gump quite a few times, too. However, I’m told that his latest film, The Davinci Code, is a bit of a turkey. I wonder if that one will win any awards come Oscar time?
I must admit that I haven’t read any of Marquez’s books. If they are the page-turners you say they are then I will try to get my hands on one and see for myself.
It’s nice to hear that Csilla is having a relaxing time at home. I’d be interested in hearing her thoughts on life in the UK.
I’ve posted some pictures of myself and Tomono when we were very young. Do you think we make a cute couple?
Useful English from today’s post:
something/someone lets you down OR (to) let someone down
an art-house feature
a Hollywood blockbuster
(to) make an impression (on someone)
something is thought-provoking
(to) do something countless times
something leaves you (utterly) captivated
(to) thoroughly recommend something
a crushing disappointment
(to) eagerly await something
(to) live up to your expectations
(to) walk out (of somewhere) (in protest)
(to) let something go
(to) get on with your life
(to) win an award
(to) get your hands on something
(to) hear someone’s thoughts (on something)
(to) make a cute couple
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