John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Ten random things: May 27

The ten films referred to in yesterday's list:

  1. Hairspray
  2. Sense and Sensibility
  3. The Phantom Tollbooth
  4. Sunrise
  5. In Bruges
  6. The Savages
  7. The Astronaut Farmer
  8. The Darjeeling Limited
  9. Dan in Real Life
  10. Zodiac

As was pointed out by kaitzi in the comments to yesterday's post, the description provided for Sense and Sensibility -- "Suitors romance, then abandon, sisters left destitute by their father's death in late-1800s England" -- is "a little weird." For one thing, it doesn't take place in the late 1800s. The novel on which it's based was written in 1811, so it can be assumed that it's set in that general time frame. Also, I don't think it's fair to Edward to say he abandoned Elinor, nor for that matter to say he was her suitor.

And just because it amused me, I want to highlight this exchange between me and petzipellepingo regarding the 1927 classic Sunrise:

PPP: I wasn't sure if there was a remake of Sunrise floating around that I didn't know about.

JH: Surprisingly, I don't think it ever has been remade. Seems like it's a story that's ripe for it. How about Angelina Jolie as the woman from the city, Brad Pitt as the farmer, and Jennifer Aniston as the farmer's wife?


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