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With Fall and the new school year, also comes the Serious Movie Season (yay!!). Get out your handkerchiefs! All these look rather promising

Here's the first trailer for Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones on Apple.com (hasn't Peter Jackson got thin!).

The Time Traveller's Wife opens this week. I adored this book and had the usual concerns about a movie adaptation, but the trailer made me tear up; that's not all that difficult, but still..

And then there's Jane Campion's movie about the relationship between Keats and Fannie Brawne. Of course we know it's not going to end well...



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Aug. 12th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
Heart. Beating. Faster.

Seriously, the Keats thing looks like good drippy fun, and Ms. Campion knows her way around an image, that's for sure. I notice that Paul Schneider is in the movie in a small part. I've always found him attractive and convincing.

The Lovely Bones looks better on film that it seemed to look in print. The story may be enriched by Jackson's grandiose imagery. I also see fantastic actors: Kevin Bacon, Susan Sarandon, Rachel Weisz, Saorsise Ronan (I think I spelled that wrong).

The Time Traveller's Wife is at the Capitol 6 as of Friday. I have plans through the weekend, but I could go next week (Monday? Tuesday?) if you're interested.

Aug. 12th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
ooh! ooh! Yeah, sure!! That would be great. Either Monday or Tuesday would be fine.

I wasn't wild about the book of LB - the movie looks a bit more new-agey, but also more suspenseful. That was one of those annoying trailers that seems to give away too much.

The Jane Campion was well received at Cannes.

Edited at 2009-08-12 08:30 pm (UTC)
Aug. 12th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
Okay, shall get back to you. Isn't the girl who plays Fanny luscious?
Aug. 13th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
Yes, very - it's hard to imagine meek little Keats ("little Johnny Keats" as Kim Blank always used to refer to him) pulling such a ripe birdy.
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Aug. 12th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's how I meant to put it. Or it could be put this way: thump thump, me like.
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Aug. 12th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
I suspect that any resistance would be of the charmingly token variety.
Aug. 13th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
Hey - hands off. He's MINE I tell you MINE (or I might consider a menage a trois with Fanny...)
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Aug. 13th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
heh ;-)
Aug. 13th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
Chick fight!
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Aug. 13th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Re: Peanut Gallery
Always happy to be of service, and anyway you know how I feel about Keats.

Yeah, I think The Lovely Bones looks like it might be a better movie than it was a book.

Aug. 13th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
Re: Peanut Gallery
I never read the LB book, but I'm excited that it has Mark Wahlberg in it, and that will probably even make me see it in a theatre instead of waiting for the DVD.
Aug. 13th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Re: Peanut Gallery
Wow, I had to watch it again to see that it wasn't Kevin Bacon but Mark Walberg. I wish it was Bacon because I think he's great, but I'll give Walberg a chance. Kind of glad it's not Gosling, actually. I really like him, but I'm not sure he'd be right for this.

I haven't seen Eric Bana in much, except that he was in what is for me Spielberg's best movie, Munich, and I thought he was good in that.
Aug. 13th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
Re: Peanut Gallery
I think the Keats guy was also in I'm not There as one of the "bobs."
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