A FAREWELL TO ARMS ( 1932 )

I gave this movie a chance and I enjoyed it. Yes….there will be tears.

I have to admit A FAREWELL TO ARMS is equal parts Gary Cooper’s performance along with Helen Hayes’ because without Fredric there’s no Catherine and vice~versa. No doubt he is a tall quenching glass of water, but in general I feel Hayes acts rings around Cooper’s halting/hesitant/stilted delivery. I lean towards her, but I believe working with Hayes upped Coop’s acting game.

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THE FOUNTAINHEAD ( 1949 )

They say there’s no frigate like a book. But what happens when you turn a frigate into a movie? Whatve you got then?

BLOGATHON ( BOOK-TO-COVER ) 4 : 8 - 10 : 2016

Now Voyaging and Speakeasy have partnered up again to host this weekend’s BOOK TO COVER: Books to Film Blogathon. It’s pretty self-explanatory: “This blogathon is your opportunity to focus on great cinema that started as words on a page.” In her blog, Christina Wehner asks an interesting question: “Should You Read The Book First Or Watch The Movie?” Luckily there’s no requirement in this blogathon to have read the book one’s movie choice is based on. (Besides, I need books with big print and lotsa pictures. That aint Ayn Rand.) Yes, my choice is a film from the book of controversial author whose name is a lightning rod of polarization: Ayn Rand.

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