"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Friday, March 4, 2016

A Favorite Movie


Once in a blue moon, a movie comes along that lingers and lingers.  Everything Is Illuminated is such a movie.  It is one of my favorites.  Funny, profound, heartbreaking, gorgeous vistas, great acting - this movie has it all.  Directed by Liev Schreiber, I will just let you decide for yourself.  

I got the book EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED by Jonathan Safran Foer this weekend.  It is worth your time to watch/read while waiting for spring to sprung.


18 comments:

  1. A book which has often tempted me. Thank you for the heads up.

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    1. I can't believe it Child. A book you haven't read.

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    2. Oh, there are lots of them. Lots and lots of them. You should see the unread towers in this house. Which I keep adding to... A work in progress.

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  2. This looks right up my street Donna - I shall definitely put it on my list. I like films that are quirky and out of the norm. I have just watched The Grand Budapest Hotel which is both of these things. I would be interested to know if you prefer the book to the film. I read the book The Wall which I loved then watched the film which just couldn't capture me like the book did. I often find this is the case.

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    1. Just reading the book now Elaine, years after watching the film. You must watch the film. The actors, Alex, Jonathan and Grandfather, the nuances and scenic vistas... All perfect.

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  3. oh, I'll definitely have to see that.

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  4. Dear Donna - had never heard of this movie or book. Will have to check it out. Hope you are having a great weekend.

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    1. It is warm and lazy. Or I should say, I am lazy.

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  5. Now I want to see it..I like movie recommendations..I just searched netflix..it's not there..I'll keep looking...

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    1. Oh Monique, I hope you can find it. I don't know where one could find it unless Netflix. Let me know if you see it and what you thought. PS ~ I haven't been able to finish MTRAIN. I think she is just tired or as a lady that works at the bookstore said, it is a stream of consciousness style of writing and I still say, then she is consciously tired.;)

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  6. Looks like a wonderful film, I wanted to cry just watching the trailer....
    Hopefully it can be found on Netflix, since I'm still confined to the rehab facility.
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Jo, I think of you often and hope that you get to go home soon. You would love this film. Please let me know how you're doing.

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  7. I watched the trailer and I liked what I saw. I hope this movie will come around here so we can go and see it. Thanks for talking about it.

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    1. Hi Vagabonde. It's been out a few years so you'll have to look online for it. I've seen it before on the Sundance channel.

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  8. I found the movie on Amazon but even with Prime, there is a rent fee. Better to read the book first?

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    1. Kirsten, I'd watch the film first. I just really loved it.

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  9. If anyone wants to know about the book versus the movie, I am finding that there is lots in the book that wasn't in the movie, which isn't a bad thing.

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