Monday, 19 December 2011

Day 19 of the 30 day book talk..




Favourite book turned into a movie





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Gone with the Wind is the 1940 film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's 1936 Pulitzer prize winning novel ~ It is set in the 19th century American South, and the film tells the story of the American Civil War ~ the film won a stunning 10 Academy awards and starred the beautiful Vivienne Leigh. and the equally beautiful Clark Gable......



When  I was about  13, my mum took me to the cinema to see Gone with the Wind ~ the film is so long we almost had to take  a packed lunch, and a flask of tea to see us through to the end - but, during the movie I fell in love with the epic story of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler. When I realised that the movie was primarily a book by Margaret Mitchell, I made up my mind to read the story for myself ..reading the book was almost as mammoth a task as watching the film, I recall that the the print was tiny, and yet I had a real sense of achievement when it was accomplished...
I still have a copy of the book, but somehow can't find the energy to read it again simply because the film is so good, and is true to Mitchell's novel....

Gone with the Wind



jaffa's choice

Puss in Boots is taken from the 17th Century French fairy tale "Le MaĆ®tre Chat ou Le Chat Botte " by Charles Perrault ~ it is the story of a cat who by deceit, gains power, wealth and the hand of a princess in marriage to his low born and penniless master.

There is a new 2011 version of Puss in Boots currently showing at most cinemas. It has the voice of Antonio Banderas as Puss....

I can't wait to see it - another jaffa lookalike is born......




Puss in Boots 2011









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