• Books,  classics,  Hollywood,  movies,  my view

    Not like I remembered…

    Now I know I read The Great Gatsby when I was a kid in school, I must have. I remember the book, the cover, the idea, and certain points of the story so well and though I get excited and a bit tingly over Leo with a cool new soundtrack as backup, this trailer is nothing like my memory.

    Great Gatsby book cover 2

    I’m thinking a quick re-read may be in my future before I see the movie. Do you like to read the books before you see the movie? I have to admit I usually don’t as the movie then never lives up, but in this case I think I will. It might be fun as I’ll not be reading it with Gatsby cast as Leo.



    All the best,


  • classics,  movies,  videos

    Little Dorrit

    I hope your holiday weekend is going well. I meant to do this post a while back, so sorry. But if you like your classics dark, moody with too many characters to count, all sorts or intrigue and some nice period costumes (like me) then check out Dickens’ Little Dorrit on PBS.

    Sorry again about my lateness, but the series has already started. Check your local listings for times, but you can catch the first 2 showings on line right now here. I’m enjoying poor Little Dorrit’s sad plight and her father, Mr. Dorrit steals every scene. Give it a look see if you have the time.