|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.
Another movie recommendation! And two actors I admire. (Often, I feel I don't even recognize actor's names these days.) ;)ReplyDelete
The photo comparison was drastic. Thank goodness thing have returned to normal in your part of the world.
envious of your green. :) we're supposed to have a good chance of rain this weekend - long due. :)ReplyDelete
Normal is good and you have your lush green back! :)ReplyDelete
I am so glad you have had some welcome life giving rain. We are lurching into what is promised to be a hot dry summer and I am dreading the crispification which will follow.ReplyDelete
I want to see both of those movies! And neither are the genre that usually sparks my interest. I'm glad to see you recommend them. I may have to hunt around for that book.ReplyDelete
It is good to be green again.ReplyDelete
You sure do whip through books! I'm lucky to get one read per month right now. So much to do.
Glad your weather has returned to its "normal" patters, whatever that is.ReplyDelete
I find the best way to cope with anomalies in weather patterns is to have a very fluid definition of "normal." But I realize that may not work for you.
You have a great life. Continue to enjoy it.ReplyDelete
Wow, your July lawn looked like our winter one. So glad you finally got some moisture.ReplyDelete
Those two movies are getting a lot of Oscar buzz. Pretty sure I will see Martian. I do remember well that U2 crisis and Gary Powers. That was a really tense time in history.
Hawaii has also had sizzling, humid temperatures that was just really uncomfortable. It's much more pleasant right now in the Midwest and a hurricane seems to be causing more discomfort. So glad things are looking much better in Seattle.ReplyDelete
Now I can't wait to see Bridge of Spies! I've yet to see a Tom Hanks movie that I disliked!ReplyDelete
Quite a difference between those 2 lawn pics!