I feel like I’ve hit the movie jackpot this fall. Not one but TWO of my favorite books of all time, Les Misérables and The Great Gatsby, are being made into films. I am so excited to see Lincoln and Anna Karenina.
I’d have to say the one I just can’t wait to see is Les Mis. I’m actually quite giddy about it. Not only do I love the book and Hugh Jackman is in the movie, but I am over-the-top crazy for the music. So crazy about it that I know every word to every song, which essentially means I know every word to the entire play since it is a “sung-through” musical. And I can sing along. If you read my post to Shana’s Bad Ideas blog (November 5, 2012) you know I’m a terrible singer. Still, I can’t contain myself when it comes to the music from Les Mis (though I do try to be polite when I’m in public – most of the time).
Last night, I was in the kitchen and heard the intro to Castle on a Cloud and I nearly broke my neck to get to the TV to see the commercial for the movie. It was breathtaking and gave me goose bumps. I just know the movie will leave me breathless too. I already know that this is a film I will see over and over and over.
I can’t find a clip of the commercial I saw last night, but check out the trailer, which is equally stunning. You’ll have I Dreamed a Dream stuck in your head instead of Castle on a Cloud. Doesn’t Anne Hathaway do a fabulous job?
Apparently, it opens Christmas Day. Not sure if that means midnight as Christmas Eve clicks over to December 25 or a more reasonable hour. My poor husband would appreciate a later show time, because our daughter and I plan to be in the audience of the first showing. That’s a funny thing because I’ve never been compelled to go to the premiere showing of any move – ever – not Harry Potter or Twilight or The Hunger Games or anything else that tends to draw a rabid fan base that can’t possibly wait a moment longer than the instant their favorite film debuts. I finally know how they feel!
What are you excited about these days? Is there a movie or book that’s mesmerized you? Or has something else good happened in your life?