How are you all doing this dreary, transition month – February? Some days feel like spring is almost in the air, other are like an icy axe to the lungs. Oh well.
That’s what I get for deciding on a university so far inland.
I wore this mani on the 14th actually, since any pinks or reds are a big assault on my eyeballs, and I really enjoyed it – those black and white bold patterns are a lot of fun. And left, right hands colours reversed? Double fun.
I couldn’t resist a 50 Shades of Grey word play in the title, just like with this one (what can I say, puns and alliteration, no matter how dumb, are my thang) – a book which I’ve not read, nor do I plan to.
Since it premiered on VDay, I assume if you wanted to see the movie adaptation in the cinema you’ve done so already? Did you like it?
Was it like you imagined it reading the book (if you have)?
I find that it rarely is – for example, Divergent was pretty close to the book, but when I saw the trailer for Love, Rosie I almost screamed. Chocolat was a good film in itself, but literally nothing in comparison to the novel. Lovely Bones, one of my all time favourite death-centred books, when turned into an, admittedly brilliantly done movie, still manages to loose some of its detached, surrealistic tinge.
The Great Gatsby is an odd movie-long music video, not even reminiscent of the epic source material. I wouldn’t get into a fight about this, but I’m pretty sure Twilight on screen is even worse than Twilight on paper. Demi Moore’s Hester Prynne in Scarlett Letter? Lord no, just, no. It’s HARD to make a decent movie adaptation, is all.
Unless you’re Peter Jackson and have an unlimited amount of elven extras and New Zealand unreal landscapes.