What is it about some movies?

| April 5, 2012

I’m a visual person so I probably already know the answer to this. If a movie is pretty, I’m glad to watch it again and again. This thought came to my mind as I was settling in for an uncomfortable summer’s sleep. (Sure, it’s still April, and the temperature reached only 87 today, vice yesterday’s […]

Have fallen in love…

| January 19, 2012

with a character. He takes saving the cat (the Blake Snyder concept) to a reckless degree. Jackson Brody, who begins his literary life in Kate Atkinson’s Case Histories, solves murders, searches for an elderly woman’s imaginary cats, helps out any lost stray human or animal, and loves his daughter. I don’t know what more you […]

Movie Night

| December 21, 2010

The Thin Man is on TCM right now. I was watching Elf with my daughter, but she fell asleep, and I slipped out to watch this–another movie that buffs off the rougher edges of the book. I wonder why. I see reasons for changes to movies made from current books, but I find those choices […]

What to do…

| September 29, 2010

when favorite characters are taken in a direction of which we do not approve. A bit of background… I have loved Inspector Morse for most of my adult life. I mourn him still. In fact, I mourn him so much (both the Inspector Morse of the novels and John Thaw, who was surely born to […]