|Taken this morning from the front porch|
I saw another wonderful movie this past Sunday, Bridge of Spies with Tom Hanks playing the part of James Donovan, who negotiated the exchange of prisoners during the U-2 spy plane scandal in 1960. After I saw the movie, I read about the incident and found that everything, or almost everything, in the movie was based on fact. Tom Hanks is obviously going to be nominated for another Oscar, so that means that he and Matt Damon (from The Martian) will take of two of the coveted five spots for Best Actor. They are both outstanding and I highly recommend both movies.
This week I also ordered the book on which The Martian is based, read it already, and enjoyed it thoroughly as well. I learned where the movie and book deviated, but I can understand the changes they made in the movie; it did stay true to the spirit of the book in any event. They don't always, you know. Now I'm off to the library to pick up a book I put on hold. Life is pretty full right now.