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Oct 2

Things to Do update

Category: Life

So, last night I feel that I accomplished one of the easier things on my Things to Do list, movie hopping. I saw Choke, then jumped over to Burn After Reading.

Having read Choke the novel, the movie really let me down. So much of what I loved about the book was left out of the film, and part of the ending was totally changed. Had I not read the book, the movie probably would have been better.

Burn After Reading was absolutely excellent. I was really impressed with Brad Pitt, he basically stole every scene, which was quite impressive considering the cast.

One To Do down, more to go.


3 Comments so far

  1. monica October 2nd, 2008 7:46 pm

    So what did we learn from this?

  2. Candyce October 3rd, 2008 10:55 pm

    I’m glad you’re working on this…Makes me think more about Paris…

    When I say “Paris” out loud—- it sounds like a sigh.


    (southern accent)

    xoxo, Candyce

  3. redandjonny October 4th, 2008 8:11 pm

    I was so disappointed with CHOKE too. Probably cuz I read the book… Red hadn’t read it, and she loved it. It’s like you said, they left out the core bits that made the book good. It lacked the Chuck humor/style. ANd the soundtrack was a disaster. I liked the music, but its use and placement was almost embarrassing. The low budget was so obvious…it was a shame. A lot of the performances looked more like rehearsal takes…
    Chuck books should not be wasted on first time directors.

    I’ll see it again… but not till I find a torrent.