Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Book Thief

Went to the cinema this morning with Margaret and Joy.  We saw The Book Thief.  All three of us had read the book and we all enjoyed the movie. 5/5 from me. 

Not sure if it absolutely mirrored the book and I will re-read the book to compare.  Second thought....I liked the book and I liked the movie and don’t want to be disappointed with either, so, I won’t re-read the book just yet.

I have read a few reviews of the movie and there are the usual critics who pan it. I guess you wouldn’t keep your job as a critic unless you panned the odd movie or play.   Mel Brooks did a good job on critics in History of the World Part 1.

Daughter Helen had some good news today.  She was to start the school year teaching two different levels in two different classrooms.  It seems that the school has had many more kindy and grade ones enrol and she can now have the one class for the year.  One teaching program rather that two.  She is pretty happy this evening.

1 comment:

Richard said...

SUPPOSE I will be in the gun with you Kev.
We saw it in Melbourne Tuesday night. As one of those film reviewers you pan, I couldn't give it any more than 3 1/2 out of five.
Didn't you think the 'wet' conversations between the adopted girl and the blonde German boy were forced?
And everyone running around bellowing: "Nein, nein."
Geoffrey Rush's assumed German accent became terribly wearing.
For my Top Dozen for 2013 go to
Run by a Freo writer mate, so not far from u.