November Summary

Books

Read two Maureen Lee. Liked the first that I read best: The house by Princess Park. It told the story of Ruby’s birth just as World war 1 ended. It then picks up different part of her and her many descendants stories; from bringing up children during World War One onwards onto millennium new year eve. The other was Stepping Stones.

The fell walker by Michael Wood. Loved that was set in Keswick in the Lake District and referenced places I know. Some suspense was built as regards the murderer. I enjoyed the narrative of the journalist Ben, but was not keen by this being interrupted by a different narrative strand. I did not fully buy the logic to the conclusion of the murder mystery. Certain plot devices near the end which were meant to be, dramatic seemed far fetched, yet it was too inevitable how the situation would conclude.

Film

Bohemian Rhapsody: learnt about the band Queen which, was just before my time and was also entertained, so can not ask for much more.

Titanic: Movie Review {20 years later}

Feel so old; something else that I can remember from 20 years ago! I first saw it at the cinema – just the once; it is not often I rewatch films, so I was not one of the people that went to the cinema  countless times to watch it. However, I have rematched it once a few times after I first saw it. Last night I saw Titanic the musical and I think I would watch the film again.

I think the actual story of the Titanic and the mix of characters that was potentially on it, means it has great potential for stories. I think the story of the Titanic film was good.

 

via Titanic: Movie Review {20 years later}

Titanic film review

Tully: does it matter how post natal depression handled?

Been wanting to see, since saw trailer. Trailer shows an exhausted Mum with a newborn and two older children, getting a night nanny. The night nanny seems far too good to be true; you know there is going to be a twist. The film keeps you guessing almost to the end before revealing.

It has been criticised for not saying that the boy was autistic and the Mother had post natal depression, but I like that a person is not just their condition. Yes it romanticises post natal depression and does not make it clear how to handle / treat BUT this is not a documentary or educational film; it is a film for entertainment.

It entertained me! It has additionally prompted discussions about post natal depression.

Guernsey Potato Pie Film Brief Review (No spoilers)

Films often spoil the books, but not in this case. The book and film are good companions. The film brings the book to life. You could read book first or see film first or read book around watching film. Or …. not read the book and just watch the film. It would be a good film standalone. It is about an interesting part of history; occupation of Guernsey Off the English coast by Nazis.

Grease and Big Bang (contains spoilers)

Was just thinking about Grease, whilst watching Big Bang. Then they watched it on Big Bang. I rewatched this week as it was on at the cinema to celebrate 40th anniversary.

It is episode where Amy has bought giant picture of her and Penny for Penny’s apartment. Meanwhile, Sheldon is arguing over an office. It was Amy’s first time watching Grease. I can relate, I only first watched Dirty Dancing at university. I had watched Grease earlier and danced to the music lots of times, but I think only watched twice now.

I noticed in scene after Sandy leaves slumber party and is upset in the garden, there is flamingos in background; was trying to find google image of it.