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LIfe of Pi, the LIzzie Bennet Diaries, The Dust Factory, Moonrise Kingdom, Jane Eyre

Aunt Dora Baggins
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Dec 3 2012, 5:07pm


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We saw Life of Pi last night, and I just loved it. When I read the book a few years ago, I loved it, but didn't quite get it. I got the relation between the two versions of the story, but didn't see as clearly as I did with the movie what it had to do with God. Maybe that's because in between the book and the movie, I started articulating to myself my thoughts about the importance of Story and Metaphor.

Anyway, an amazing movie adaptation of an amazing book. I was relieved that they cut away from the gore; it could have been pretty gory but it wasn't. And so many amazing visuals. Uncle Baggins commented that he knew most of the animal stuff was CGI, but that he couldn't tell by looking that it was.

And then the Lizzie Bennet Diaries :-) This is not actually a movie, though I watched all 60+ episodes over two days, so it felt like one. It's a re-telling of Pride and Prejudice in modern times using the media of vlogs, twitter and tumblr accounts, as though the characters were real people. It's such a creative way to tell a story. They're only about halfway through, though LIzzie has a new video today that I haven't watched yet. It's so delightful if you can stand the Valley Girl talk. A lot like Clueless, only with this clever way of telling the story. And I love the way they're fleshing out some of the minor characters, more than in the original story. Lydia, in particular, becomes a real person you can actually like. And Charlotte becomes something of a hero. I cried over Jane's heartache. It's a huge time commitment, but I watched while I was grading papers.

We picked up the Dust Factory at the rental place just from seeing the cover and being curious. It's about a couple of teenagers who end up in comas and meet in a kind of in-between world between life and death. The boy's grandfather, who has Alzheimer's in our world, is also there. It's an intriguing premise and very pretty, but I didn't like it as much as Uncle Baggins did. I thought it moved awfully slowly, and the acting wasn't that great. But he thought it was, so there you are.

We'd seen Moonrise Kingdom before and loved it. We bought the video and watched it again. What a lovely, lovely movie, about two misfit teens who run away together. It has a lot of the kind of dry humor I love.

And we saw the new Jane Eyre. It was visually lovely, but I've never really liked the story, so I'm not one to do a good review of the movie. I think they did a good job of adapting the book.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Subject User Time
What movies did you watch this weekend? Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 3 2012, 2:40pm
    Well I watched 2/3rd of Kingdom of Heaven (directors cut) malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Dec 3 2012, 2:45pm
    Home Alone, The Usual Suspects, Hugo One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Dec 3 2012, 4:06pm
    LIfe of Pi, the LIzzie Bennet Diaries, The Dust Factory, Moonrise Kingdom, Jane Eyre Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 3 2012, 5:07pm
        "The new Jane Eyre" Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Dec 4 2012, 8:38am
        I LOVE the Lizzie Bennet Diaries! Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 7 2012, 9:26pm
            You're welcome. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 7 2012, 9:40pm
    Ever After Ardamķrė Send a private message to Ardamķrė Dec 3 2012, 7:11pm
        One of my favorite feel good movies zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 4 2012, 6:34am
            It's a great film Ardamķrė Send a private message to Ardamķrė Dec 4 2012, 3:47pm
        One of those favorites that makes me stop channel surfing! Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Dec 4 2012, 8:34am
            I don't think I've ever caught it on tv Ardamķrė Send a private message to Ardamķrė Dec 4 2012, 3:48pm
    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Elberbeth Send a private message to Elberbeth Dec 3 2012, 10:12pm
    The Dark Knight Rises Ref Send a private message to Ref Dec 3 2012, 10:42pm
        You probably won't appreciate this. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 5 2012, 4:01am
            RE: N.E Brigand Ref Send a private message to Ref Dec 5 2012, 3:44pm
    Prometheus and Warrior Tim Send a private message to Tim Dec 4 2012, 3:47am
    Prometheus. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 4 2012, 6:11am
        I never got that. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 4 2012, 8:53am
            Well... (*spoiler*) N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 5 2012, 2:31am
                I'm going to have to watch the movie again Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 5 2012, 3:07am
            Yeah, possibly. // Tim Send a private message to Tim Dec 7 2012, 2:03am
        That's not actually in the movie Tim Send a private message to Tim Dec 7 2012, 2:02am
    Sir Ian McKellan on The Colbert Report! *spoilers?* (only if you plan on watching Colbert and haven't yet:) ) zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 4 2012, 8:18am
        Here's a link to it online Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 4 2012, 12:14pm
    The King's Speech (again) and Beastly Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Dec 4 2012, 8:30am
        Still need to see that one Misto Send a private message to Misto Dec 5 2012, 10:00am
    The Hobbit MrCere Send a private message to MrCere Dec 6 2012, 6:37am
        :P / Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 6 2012, 7:15am
        Here's what I want to know Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 6 2012, 2:32pm
    Been waiting to come here and say: THE HOBBIT! MrCere Send a private message to MrCere Dec 8 2012, 7:20am
        Woo hoo! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 8 2012, 2:56pm

 
 
 

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