things that make me nervous


  • Keira Knightley is playing Cecilia in the upcoming adaptation of Atonement
  • someone is offering to pay me $25 an hour for literature searching in the agricultural realm and I'm considering taking him up on it
  • our ward family history coordinator doesn't seem to know the difference between PAF and Ancestral File/Pedigree Resource File.
  • There is someone in the world who actually wrote the following (though it may be Dutcher himself):
    Richard Dutcher is a film auteur in the truest sense of the word. He follows in the tradition of Hitchcock, Coppola, Altman, Chaplin, Ford and others who have crafted films with their own unmistakable imprints.
  • Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen was a little too close to home.
  • fauna, in all its forms


The Bard said...

I just finished reading Atonement, actually, and somehow I don't see it translating well to the screen without some kind of massive Hollywood makeover which would render the source material nearly unrecognizable. Kiera Knightly is clearly the first step in this process.

alea said...

I think it'll translate just fine as a plot, but that really misses the point, doesn't it? (cf. Byatt's Possession) All the beauty and power will (most likely be lost).

Ryan McIlvain said...

You mean Keira Anti-Christ Knightly? Keira I've-been-the-weak-link-in-most-every-
film-I've-done Knightly? Oh, I'm sure she'll do a fine job with Cecilia's character.

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