Thursday, April 16, 2009

Movies from Books and Spring Fever

If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. ~Nadine Stair

I've been underwhelmed by the four Nora Roberts movies this past month or so. Have any of you watched them? I understand that it's hard to squash a novel into less than two hours, but they all four were really lacking parts of the book that I thought were important. Maybe if I'd never read the books? Dunno. IMHO, Nora's big enough to rate a mini-series type thing. I also didn't love the casting. **sigh** It was disappointing, to say the least.

Did any of you watch the movies? What did you think? Have you read those books ("High Noon", "Tribute", "Angels Fall" and "Midnight Bayou")?


The weather has been lovely the past couple of days. Sunny and warm (for here: in the fifties). I wish I'd been able to get out in it more, but I'm swamped with work as always... *sigh*... Spring Fever is only going to keep getting worse! Even Dakota has it -- she's starting running off into the woods when we play ball now, or even when she's playing with a doggy friend. She doesn't focus and, up until now, she's been pretty darn good. I think an invisible fence is in order ... just to keep her in when we're puttering outside. Otherwise, she'll end up inside the house too much because she's terrified of her tie-out. She flips out when we hook her up, and then just ... stands... won't walk, won't move, won't lie down.

She is a very high maintenance dog.


You Are Not Stylish

To be honest, you think fashion is a complete waste of time.

You don't really care about how you dress, and those who do are simply superficial.

While you don't have to look like you stepped out of a magazine, maybe you should update your wardrobe.

People treat you better when you look better. Besides, it's fun to express your personal style!

Well, now... THAT'S a surprise! HA.



MJFredrick said...

I've read every Nora. I thought they did a pretty good job with High Noon, though originally I didn't like the casting. Poor Cybill Shepard was underused. I didn't like Tribute, book or movie. Midnight Bayou...what were they thinking, Jerry O'Connell? Yeesh. Northern Lights was okay, except the end. Silly and rushed.

This batch was better than last year's batch, though.

anno said...

An invisible fence might be liberating... for both you & Dd.

BTW, I am Not Stylish. Not at all. Not surprised, neither.

Dru said...

Why is it the one part of the book that you liked the best never makes it on the screen?

I saw Tribute which was okay, casting so-so.

re quiz: I'm Not Stylish. I knew that.

Callista said...

I've not read nor watched the movies of Nora Roberts.

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Tori Lennox said...

I'm not stylish either. Shocking. *g*

Brandy said...

I haven't watched this years batch of Nora Robert's movies. They ruined one of my fav books last year!

The invisible fence sounds like it may be a good way to go.

I'm not stylish, either. *G* I knew that.

Hope your day goes well!

Ceri Hebert said...

I'm not stylish either. Big shock.

I was not impressed with Northern Lights. I had just finished the book which I enjoyed. When I heard Leanne Rimes was playing Megan I thought "huh???" Megan had black hair, not blond. Just didn't work at all. And why did they have to go from 2 dogs to 1?

I haven't watched all of Midnight Bayou (book or movie) or the other new ones. Too much going on.

Keri Mikulski said...

Invisible fences are great..

Haven't watched the movies, but my sister in law is liking them. :)