Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Author Spotlight Week - Janice Zick shares her favorite movies

My favorite movies are Out of Africa, Sophie's Choice and almost any movie starring Meryl Streep or Robert Redford. He is a good actor and perhaps an even better director.

Also, Jeremiah Johnson, Life as a House, An Officer and A Gentleman, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, and A Beautiful Mind--the latter because I was once very much in love with a man who suffered mightily with schizophrenia. I know that the movie was accurate in it's portrayal of that illness.

I tend toward dramas, but I enjoy a good romantic comedy too. I recently watched Ira and Abby and thought it was absolutely charming. I think it was a made-for-renting movie, not one for the box office; but it would have done well I think. If you like romantic movies—well, of course you do—I highly recommend it.

When a movie is based on a novel I've read, I am almost always disappointed in the screen play. The movie doesn't usually do the book justice. The exception might be the movie Angela's Ashes, which was well done I believe as were the Harry Potter movies.

Not to offend, (I'm definitely in the minority here,) but I didn't care for Forest Gump or Pretty Woman even though I'd share a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs with Richard Gere in the alley behind an Italian restaurant any day of the week.
Anyway, thanks for checking in. I'd love to hear from you. I am proud and humbled to be among the talented authors of DBP

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