Thursday, May 01, 2008

In a Fix

I didn't expect to get the movie so soon. And I expected to read the book much earlier. But what do you do when Netflix sends you the movie and the book is on the end table next to your bed, and you're only two chapters in?

Should I just send the movie back? I know the answer. I just don't like it.


alison said...

Come on, you can do it.

We are beginning Prince Caspian tonight so that Eden can see it in the theaters with her siblings, since my rule is book first, movie second.

Dan said...

I think you should really stick with your integrity, and make sure that you read the entire Nancy Drew series before watching the DVD. You know it's the right thing to do!

Scott Lyons said...

Thank you for the reminder, Alison. I myself need to get started on reading Prince Caspian to the children. I may do that today since the oldest left this morning for a stay-over.

lol, Dan - funny thing is, and you may already know this by being a Netflix friend, but I have Nancy Drew at home too. And it was quite good (tweensy, certainy, but good). I may just pick up those books for the kids.

The movie in question is The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. I've heard it's excellent, other than the James Carvell cameo, and I own the book; though I haven't been hooked by it yet. Oh well. Maybe I'll plow into it today and tomorrow. I seriously would like to have my own images and my own sense of the story before I get Pitt and Affleck and another person's vision tied to it. I can keep the movie as long as I need to ...

Dan said...

Yeah, Scott, I happened to be on Netflix today, and since I had read your post, I thought I'd see what movies you had at home. I knew it had to be the Jesse James book, but it was a slow pitch right over the plate, so I took a swing. :-)

The movie, by the way, is absolutely amazing. And I would say it's probably one of those rare movies that at least does justice to the original vision of the book (though I haven't read the book yet--it's just a high quality piece of art in its own right).