Friday, March 23, 2012

Lesson 134: Read the Book First (Part 2)

This falls as Lesson 134, but it should be lesson #1--ALWAYS read the book first.  Don't let Hollywood decide for you what the characters should look like.  Interact with the black and white print in your easy chair, and make technicolor in your brain.  Paint your own picture while you put your feet up on the couch.  Draw your own scene right there in the quiet of your own living room.  And after you've had a chance to do that, THEN go see the movie.  If fact, Eloise encourages this.

I love to read books then go see the movie.  It's a good brain workout to compare one to the other.  Makes for great discussion over coffee with a friend afterwards.  It is one of my favorite things in life to do.

If you've read the books, then you will find the following pinterest pins quite funny.  Below the three pins, you'll find the Official Movie trailer for the Hunger Games movie that was released at midnight on March 23rd.  Ellen is drooling to see it, but we can't this weekend because of Sam's birthday so her (our) curiosity will have to wait until next weekend.  If you are like us and can't catch the movie this weekend, or don't feel like waiting in those long lines, then you can get your sneak peek here.  Don't cheat and peek if you haven't read the book.  Don't be a Hollywood sell out.  Read it.  Do it.  I don't even care if you like it--just read it and form your own opinion and share it with someone else.

And that, My Friends, is your homework with no due date.  Scroll down for the pins and the movie trailer.

May the Odds Ever Be in Your Favor,

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