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Old 02-20-2008, 11:08 AM   #11
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I tried to read this book because I liked The Queen's Fool, but I couldn't get past the first chapter. It was too much information - Just get to the story already!!! Perhaps I just wasn't in the mood for such a book. I will watch the movie, but I still want to give the book another try since my mom loved it. Maybe I'll take her to the movie....
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:13 PM   #12
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I haven't read the book. Is it based off true history, or is it 100% fictional? Does anyone know??

I love Scarlet Johanssen. Did you see her in "The Girl with The Pearl Earring"? I watch it over and over. Just because of her.

I will go see this new movie, "The Other Boleyn Girl".
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I loved The Other Boleyn Girl! Such a fabulous book. I'm really excited to see the movie. ArtLady, PG does take some liberties with the story (after all, not everything is historically documented), but all the major points and 100% historical from what I could find out when I looked into it. And Lindsey, I LOVED Elizabeth, too!
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:47 AM   #14
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I love the book! I love all of Philippa Gregory's books. I would like to see the movie, but I'll probably wait until it comes out on DVD.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:24 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin View Post
Were these the Wideacre stories?? They were disturbing; I am forcing my way through the last one just to finish the series.
One of them was "The Wise Woman," and it was MESSED UP. I can't remember for the life of me what the other one was... I sold them both to Half-Price Books when I finished with it, which I NEVER do. I'm a book hoarder. But I love her Tudor books, and I think I'll definitely stick with those.
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I haven't heard of this one! Sounds interesting though, I may have to read the book (er..once I finish the 2 I have going now...lol).

On another note, however, anyone who likes the historical books should read Alison Weir's "Innocent Traitor" the story of the Lady Jane Grey. It's a wonderful book that is more fact than fiction despite it being labeled a fiction book.
Demonica, I haven't read that one yet, but I'm a big fan of Alison Weir's nonfiction historical work (I used her books on Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII as some of my secondary sources for a recent research paper). Thanks for the tip! I've always been interested in Lady Jane Grey, so I'll definitely check that out--there aren't that many sources out there about her!
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One of them was "The Wise Woman," and it was MESSED UP. I can't remember for the life of me what the other one was... I sold them both to Half-Price Books when I finished with it, which I NEVER do. I'm a book hoarder. But I love her Tudor books, and I think I'll definitely stick with those.
Hmmm, I haven't read the Wise Woman. It has been a while - Wasn't Meridon part of the Wideacre series? I didn't think those were disturbing..... just very imaginative, lol. Acutally,Wideacre / Meridon was a bit strange, what with the inbreeding, if I am recalling the correct books.
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BEST BOOK EVER i love this book its soo good! if u like historical fiction go run to the bookstore and read it. i could not put it down. but then again i ='m like that with almost every book i read!
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So I saw the movie tonight... it was kind of a disappointment. The costumes were STUNNING, but they took out pretty much everything that made the book so enjoyable for me. They also changed the plot DRASTICALLY. Really, the only similarities were the title and characters. I don't want to give any spoilers, though. It was just OK. If you haven't read the book, you'll probably enjoy it a lot more than I did, but for fans of the book who, like me, have read it several times, it's probably going to leave you feeling a little disappointed.

*Sigh.* I really wanted this movie to be great! Natalie Portman was good, Scarlett Johannsen was just OK, and Eric Bana was virtually a nonentity. I don't know-- I wouldn't say "don't see it," but just don't go in expecting the same experience you'd get from the book.
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I heard that when a book is developed into a movie, A LOT can change. I think they call the movie thing a "screen play"...or something like that. Whoever writes the movie, dialogue, plot, etc. is the screen writer. He/she is given all the credit for the movie.
It can just be a "shadow cast on the walk" of the original book.
The original book is just the outline by which the screen play is written. Some books never can be translated into a screenplay, and when they do, it is considered quite a feat. I think the original authors have to 'approve' or 'write off on' the screenplay. Some will, some won't; some do, some don't.
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