3/1/08

Can't wait to see this....

The adaptation of one of my all time favourite books into a movie. It was released this weekend and now I just have to wait and wait for it to reach us out here in rural Okieland!

It's about the machinations of the Boleyn family to gain power in the reign of Henry VIII, by basically throwing their daughters in his lecherous path. It tells the story of the lesser known Mary, as well as the infamous Anne Boleyn, and the heavy price they ultimately pay as a family for their ambition.

It was a wonderful book and the movie looks like it may just live up to it for once. The cast includes Scarlett Johannson, Natalie Portman, Kristin Scott Thomas & Eric Bana. Guaranteed to be full of lavish settings, stunning views of England, treachery, treason and heaving tightly corseted bosoms....a sure fire box office smash!

3 comments:

Tammy said...

I enjoyed the book! I will probably wait till it comes out on DVD though as the last time I dragged my Hubby to see a movie adapted from a book I read he huffed and puffed through the whole thing...silly man.

That book was Memoirs of a Geisha...that was a great book and the movie really fleshed it out!

Have a great Sunday!

Sarah said...

Tammy that's a book and movie I have never read/seen, I need to get around to it.

pamokc said...

i can't wait to see this one either. i think scarlett is fantastic too. didn't realize this was based on a book, i must go find it .... :)