Re: Movie review thread...



  • @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia yeah as I said, a couple of tourist guides mentioned it as we passed this house with a big huge wall (he didnt own it then) and then when we went to the beach featured in the movie.

    As I said, possibly more to it but I mean it's a Greek Island and not even one of the bigger tourist ones, plenty of people there probably didnt even know who he was haha

    Incidentally the movie wasn't great (IIRC it also had Christian Bale in it before he was huge) but it's better than the gobshite awful book it's based on. Why use one sentence to say a ball is round when you can use 43 paragraphs!



  • @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Incidentally the movie wasn't great (IIRC it also had Christian Bale in it before he was huge) but it's better than the gobshite awful book it's based on. Why use one sentence to say a ball is round when you can use 43 paragraphs!

    fark why the hell would you read that book, movie was bad enough, I only watched the movie out of interest because it had been made a year or so prior to me visiting the Island.



  • @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Incidentally the movie wasn't great (IIRC it also had Christian Bale in it before he was huge) but it's better than the gobshite awful book it's based on. Why use one sentence to say a ball is round when you can use 43 paragraphs!

    fark why the hell would you read that book, I only watched the movie out of interest because it had been made a year or so prior to me visiting the Island.

    It's marketed as a good book, it may have been recommended to me, and I used to read lots back then ... now I would have got a few pages in and just turfed it.



  • @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Incidentally the movie wasn't great (IIRC it also had Christian Bale in it before he was huge) but it's better than the gobshite awful book it's based on. Why use one sentence to say a ball is round when you can use 43 paragraphs!

    fark why the hell would you read that book, I only watched the movie out of interest because it had been made a year or so prior to me visiting the Island.

    It's marketed as a good book, it may have been recommended to me, and I used to read lots back then ... now I would have got a few pages in and just turfed it.

    CC's Mandolin? I liked it. Never watched the movie though as heard it was rubbish



  • @Hooroo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Incidentally the movie wasn't great (IIRC it also had Christian Bale in it before he was huge) but it's better than the gobshite awful book it's based on. Why use one sentence to say a ball is round when you can use 43 paragraphs!

    fark why the hell would you read that book, I only watched the movie out of interest because it had been made a year or so prior to me visiting the Island.

    It's marketed as a good book, it may have been recommended to me, and I used to read lots back then ... now I would have got a few pages in and just turfed it.

    CC's Mandolin? I liked it. Never watched the movie though as heard it was rubbish

    Same here, have enjoyed all Louis de bernieres books.



  • @SammyC said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Hooroo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Incidentally the movie wasn't great (IIRC it also had Christian Bale in it before he was huge) but it's better than the gobshite awful book it's based on. Why use one sentence to say a ball is round when you can use 43 paragraphs!

    fark why the hell would you read that book, I only watched the movie out of interest because it had been made a year or so prior to me visiting the Island.

    It's marketed as a good book, it may have been recommended to me, and I used to read lots back then ... now I would have got a few pages in and just turfed it.

    CC's Mandolin? I liked it. Never watched the movie though as heard it was rubbish

    Same here, have enjoyed all Louis de bernieres books.

    I don't know if I have read another of his or not. Can barely remember CC's Mandolin it was that many years ago but I do remember quite enjoying it



  • @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Incidentally the movie wasn't great (IIRC it also had Christian Bale in it before he was huge) but it's better than the gobshite awful book it's based on. Why use one sentence to say a ball is round when you can use 43 paragraphs!

    fark why the hell would you read that book, movie was bad enough, I only watched the movie out of interest because it had been made a year or so prior to me visiting the Island.

    I read the book first and recoiled when I heard Cage had been cast as the lead. Total miscast. I actually didn't mind the book, but no way would I have the patience to read it now.



  • @SammyC said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Hooroo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Incidentally the movie wasn't great (IIRC it also had Christian Bale in it before he was huge) but it's better than the gobshite awful book it's based on. Why use one sentence to say a ball is round when you can use 43 paragraphs!

    fark why the hell would you read that book, I only watched the movie out of interest because it had been made a year or so prior to me visiting the Island.

    It's marketed as a good book, it may have been recommended to me, and I used to read lots back then ... now I would have got a few pages in and just turfed it.

    CC's Mandolin? I liked it. Never watched the movie though as heard it was rubbish

    Same here, have enjoyed all Louis de bernieres books.

    What was that one set in some South American dictatorship? That was good, but very out there.



  • @Hooroo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Incidentally the movie wasn't great (IIRC it also had Christian Bale in it before he was huge) but it's better than the gobshite awful book it's based on. Why use one sentence to say a ball is round when you can use 43 paragraphs!

    fark why the hell would you read that book, I only watched the movie out of interest because it had been made a year or so prior to me visiting the Island.

    It's marketed as a good book, it may have been recommended to me, and I used to read lots back then ... now I would have got a few pages in and just turfed it.

    CC's Mandolin? I liked it. Never watched the movie though as heard it was rubbish

    I can't stand his writing style, it's overblown (I don't like overly verbose language) which I thought was a translation issue until I realised he was English. @SammyC as CCM was the first book of his I came across I haven't attempted any others.



  • @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Hooroo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Incidentally the movie wasn't great (IIRC it also had Christian Bale in it before he was huge) but it's better than the gobshite awful book it's based on. Why use one sentence to say a ball is round when you can use 43 paragraphs!

    fark why the hell would you read that book, I only watched the movie out of interest because it had been made a year or so prior to me visiting the Island.

    It's marketed as a good book, it may have been recommended to me, and I used to read lots back then ... now I would have got a few pages in and just turfed it.

    CC's Mandolin? I liked it. Never watched the movie though as heard it was rubbish

    I can't stand his writing style, it's overblown (I don't like overly verbose language) which I thought was a translation issue until I realised he was English. @SammyC as CCM was the first book of his I came across I haven't attempted any others.

    Fair enough. I don't really get into styles etc. I just like a story or I don't. I don't think I'm a decent marker mind you as my favourite books of all time are the Harry Potter series



  • I guess I am basing my opinion of what the book might be like based on the movie (I know often movies suck compared to books, even if the book is way better, doesnt really strike me as the kind of book I would ready anyway)



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @SammyC said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Hooroo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Incidentally the movie wasn't great (IIRC it also had Christian Bale in it before he was huge) but it's better than the gobshite awful book it's based on. Why use one sentence to say a ball is round when you can use 43 paragraphs!

    fark why the hell would you read that book, I only watched the movie out of interest because it had been made a year or so prior to me visiting the Island.

    It's marketed as a good book, it may have been recommended to me, and I used to read lots back then ... now I would have got a few pages in and just turfed it.

    CC's Mandolin? I liked it. Never watched the movie though as heard it was rubbish

    Same here, have enjoyed all Louis de bernieres books.

    What was that one set in some South American dictatorship? That was good, but very out there.

    There's 3 of them (I think)

    The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts, Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord and The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman. Kind of based on Pinochet in Chile from what I recall.

    I probably enjoyed these more than CCM.

    He's definitely got a unique writing style which makes the books a bit harder to get into, but I find that once I was into them I enjoyed it. Similar to reading Irvine Walsh when he writes in the Scottish accent.



  • @Hooroo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Hooroo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Incidentally the movie wasn't great (IIRC it also had Christian Bale in it before he was huge) but it's better than the gobshite awful book it's based on. Why use one sentence to say a ball is round when you can use 43 paragraphs!

    fark why the hell would you read that book, I only watched the movie out of interest because it had been made a year or so prior to me visiting the Island.

    It's marketed as a good book, it may have been recommended to me, and I used to read lots back then ... now I would have got a few pages in and just turfed it.

    CC's Mandolin? I liked it. Never watched the movie though as heard it was rubbish

    I can't stand his writing style, it's overblown (I don't like overly verbose language) which I thought was a translation issue until I realised he was English. @SammyC as CCM was the first book of his I came across I haven't attempted any others.

    Fair enough. I don't really get into styles etc. I just like a story or I don't. I don't think I'm a decent marker mind you as my favourite books of all time are the Harry Potter series

    I've only read two Harry Potter books but IIRC they were quite well written.



  • @SammyC Didn't he write the book about a dog that they made into a movie in Oz?



  • @Nepia yeah red dog (and the prequel, blue dog) prob my least favourite of his books.



  • @SammyC said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia yeah red dog (and the prequel, blue dog) prob my least favourite of his books.

    Is the movie any good? I saw a trailer of it by accident (I have a no trailers rule) and it didn't look like a movie I'd like to see.



  • @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @SammyC said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia yeah red dog (and the prequel, blue dog) prob my least favourite of his books.

    Is the movie any good? I saw a trailer of it by accident (I have a no trailers rule) and it didn't look like a movie I'd like to see.

    never seen it either, I haven't seen CCM either. (should probably remove myself from this discussion given it is the movie review thread)



  • @SammyC thread diversions are a way of life round here 🙂

    Think the kids wanted to watch Red Dog but they didnt really get into it and didnt finish watching.



  • I've just read the synopsis of this movie

    This might be the gayest thread diversion ever.




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