Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Random Sampler

So I watched two movies, one last night and one today. Last night's movie was Singles 2nd Ward. The original movie was kind of dumb so it wasn't like I was expecting anything great with this movie, and I really only picked it because it was the cleanest looking movie at Red Box. Harold laughed out loud a couple of times during the movie, but at the end we were both just left feeling empty inside. It was a hollow movie and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

The second movie I watched today was what I am calling research for my term paper due at the end of the semester for my capstone English class, Non-fiction literature. I watched the edited version of Capote. I have been doing some serious online researching about the term which Capote phrased, "nonfiction novel." Since In Cold Blood was the first book I really responded to as a reader during this class I figured I should find out why I responded and probably the genre, nonfiction novel, had something to do with it. I know the movie wasn't all fact based either, but fairly true to life I think. However, I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone unless they were extremely interested in the subject matter: The book and the author. Otherwise, skip it. I can see why Phillip Seymour Hoffman earned an academy award, how could he not?

Now I am off to shower, finally, and start the new read for my YA class. I finished Island of the Blue Dolphins and while it was semi interesting I am not going to bother with a review. It takes about 2 hours to read, so if you are interested in reading about a girl who is left on an island by herself for 18 years, go for it.

Also, I got a C+ on my YA short research paper. What the heck? He massacred me punctuation and my works cited page, neither of which are my strong suits. Apparently I need to take better advantage of the writing lab before I turn papers in. The problem is that I have ZERO time for this, ZERO I tell you!

Here is the start to my official countdown to graduation: 8 weeks and 3 days until total completion and even the boring graduation ceremony is over. YEEHA!


Anonymous said...

Hey, I think we have the movie, "the Outsiders." Ask Wade--he'll let you know if you want to see it--unless you don't want to see it, then of course you don't need to ask, but too, you might not have to see it if the book is good enough. Alright, enough already. I don't even make sense any more! I'm ready for bed! Later!

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

I know what you mean about the movie Capote. I saw it with Dane when it came out because I was so affected by "In Cold Blood." But all of the emphasis on Capote's relationship with Perry and Capote's latent homosexuality bothered me. I should have stuck to the book.

Island of the Blue Dolphins was my favorite book when I was a kid. I wanted nothing more than to live on that island. Maybe I should read it again and see how I feel now.