Sunday, September 4, 2011

One day



I read the book One Day quite a while ago, long before the hoopla and I really liked it. Today I went to see the film and whilst there were bits I didn't like, generally I enjoyed it. I didn't flinch at Ms Hathaway's accent - it didn't detract from the film and I think critics were wrong to pick on it. Just as they were with Kevin Costner in Prince of Thieves.Even though I knew what was coming in the film - won't say what because I don't want to spoil it - gosh it made me jump!! I still prefer the book but I loved Dex in this. Just as I'd pictured him and he'd be perfect for Charlie in my book Strangers. I wish I knew a film producer to send Strangers to. Sigh.

But I did have a problem and it had nothing to do with the film. I've realised going to the cinema makes me feel ill. I was REALLY ill after 3D Avatar and thought it was just the 3D effect but One Day made me feel ill too and now I'm thinking maybe I can't go to the cinema any more. That's disappointing. I suspect it has something to do with my focus on the screen but unless anyone has any suggestions, I'm doomed to wait until films come on the TV.

4 comments:

Arlene said...

That book haunts me. Not very many reads make such a lastly impression like One Day has.
Sorry about the sickness effect of the cinema. The only thing I can suggest is sitting in the back and popping some sort of med before going in. Alot to be said for watching movies at home, though!

Barbara Elsborg said...

I did wonder if it had something to do with where I sat - in the middle as it happened. I didn't eat anything or drink anything so can't be that. A bit depressing. I want to see harry potter before it goes off the screen.

Fred said...

I'm very prone to motion sickness, so I can't stomach 3D. Regular movies make me sick lately, too, but that's more because of plots and character development issues.

kparks said...

There are some books that I have no desire to see in movie form, Strangers falls into that category. I just love the book so much and I want to preserve the images in my mind of how I portray the characters. Just my take on the movie thing, but I do hope that if you are looking for a movie deal that you get one. Now Chosen, love that book too, but that would make a fantastic movie...just sayin'!