Tuesday, February 2, 2010
the enchanted novel
This afternoon I am watching The Enchanted April. This movie is based on an amazing novel by the same title by Elizabeth Von Arnim. It's lately become my new favorite book.
This story cannot fail to move any woman with a soul. I listened to it on mp3 while I was taking walks last year, and it was so good that I actually wanted to take walks so that I could hear more of the story. I had not read a book that good in a long time.
As far as the movie, so far I am not at all pleased with the actress they have for Lottie. She seems a bit too pudgy and harsh. She could be worse, but she could be a lot more Lottie-like as well.
Rose is very good, though, I pictured her as brunette and Lottie as having mousy blond hair, not the other way around. Scrap has not appeared yet, but on the dvd cover she has very dark hair and eyes, and I thought that she was supposed to be fair? Why must directors ruin things for me? Oh, well. I do like Rose even if she isn't brunette.
I needed a comfort film today, I guess. This will perplex me and unsettle me, yet comfort at the same time. It's a story with a satisfying ending, yet one that will upend the shoeboxes of dusty memories in your heart, and make you want things you haven't wanted in years, think things you never dared to think, and dream things you had forgotten how to dream.
I am in love with this story. I hope that Elizabeth and Her German Garden is just as good. I can't wait to read it.