ringsandcoffee: (JE You were in my path)
Today's five questions are brought to us by livejournal user amguynes, the letter F, and the number 5.

The name of...

1. Your favorite book?
Jane Eyre

2. Your favorite movie?
Pride and Prejudice (2005), Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Dirty Dancing, The Little Mermaid (yes, I said more than one movie)

3. Your least favorite adaptation of a book to a movie?
The adaptation of Jane Eyre with William Hurt and Charlotte Gainsbourg was painful to watch. It started out badly and just got worse. I watched through my fingers, mumbling about how terrible it was over and over.

4. Your least favorite adaptation ever of anything to a movie?
Probably same as #3, as I cannot think of anything else at the moment. No, wait. The TV miniseries adaptation of Scarlett (sequel to Gone With the Wind) went downhill towards the end.

5. Your first ever novel/comic book/movie character crush?
Hmmmmmmm. I really need to think about this! Probably Rhett Butler. I read GWTW in high school. I cannot remember what other books I read around that time. I think some John Grisham and Michael Crichton, among others, but they didn't have characters worth falling for.
ringsandcoffee: (JE conversation)
Three times in the theater, and now once at home. [livejournal.com profile] spally, so glad you got to see it. [livejournal.com profile] holbytla, you've got to see it! Oh, and somehow my excitement last night led me to put in Our Mutual Friend. No idea how that movie relates to Jane Eyre.

-There's 7 or 8 deleted scenes on the dvd. Some I am glad they didn't include in the finished movie.
-Me being the book nerd, I kept picking out direct quotes and doing silent cheers upon hearing them.
-I watched the ending 3 times in a row. I won't spoil anything by describing it, but I must say it gave me chills. The second time, I turned on the subtitles, and then totally missed them. Usually subtitles draw my eyes to themselves, but not in this moment.

Now, I wait for the icons to start rolling in.
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After yesterday's impromptu double Pride and Prejudice event, I realized we could have similar days with the following stories:
Sense and Sensibility
At this moment, a triple Jane Eyre-a-thon, but potentially we could watch five different versions.

Yes, I can see your looks of either gasping disbelief or utter admiration. :D
ringsandcoffee: (JE first kiss)
-Going to watch The Tenant of Wildfell Hall after this post. Well, after I find some dinner more substantial than an iced latte. Toby Stephens and Tara Fitzgerald are in it. I hope I can separate Tara from her role as Aunt Reed. ETA: Pam Ferris, aka Mrs. Poole, is in it too.

-Going to see Jane Eyre again tomorrow with Susan, and possibly Jill and Larisa too. If it was on dvd, I'd be watching it repeatedly. Since it's not, I just have to go to the theater.

-Both The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Tales of Angria arrived in the mail, yay. Quick delivery for Amazon, seeing as I ordered them Sunday. Larisa wants to borrow Tenant.

-Poor Anne. She got much criticism, even from Charlotte herself.

-Maybe, just maybe, I'll actually read Wuthering Heights someday. The movie disturbed me, and Michelle hated the book, but curiosity may get the best of me.

-Need food. Starbucks and Chipotle didn't sound good together, but now I think I should have stopped for a burrito after all.

ETA2: The miniseries The Tenant of Wildfell Hall wasn't bad, but could definitely use some better camera work and less background music. One line Helen said reminded me of Aunt Reed, which was ok. I think I need a few minutes of Toby as Rochester now. That voice is so distinct in my head...
ringsandcoffee: (grin)
Agnes Grey: not bad, a bit hard to read at times. As a teacher it made me laugh, since governesses felt the same pains 150 years ago as I do now.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: FABULOUS! Seriously, I'm loving it. Reading it online since I couldn't find it at the stores. Only downside to this is I can't read in bed.

Going to see Jane Eyre again Friday. Sweet.
ringsandcoffee: (JE You were in my path)
I couldn't convince Reena to go see Jane Eyre again since she would be coughing a lot. So, she came over instead to watch the 4 hour, 2006 version. We then watched some Whose Line is it Anyway on YouTube before she chose P&P 2005 for the final movie. Michelle came over with Keira for a little while, yay. Hooray for impromptu movie days. It makes the fact I have to write lesson plans tomorrow a little less painful.

Reena decided to remake P&P again. I told her she must wait a few more years as it's only been 6 years since the last one came out. So, we just started our casting choices. Her only Darcy suggestion was Hugh Jackman, who I deemed too old. So, she decided to just use Matthew Macfadyen again. She chose Hugh Dancy as Bingly, and that's as far as we got.
ringsandcoffee: (JE conversation)
I love Jane Eyre. Love it. Can't wait for March 11th.
ringsandcoffee: (book/reading)
My book (Jane). I like it. A little shocked that it's teen fiction, but then again, it's no Twilight. Also, high school students read Jane Eyre.


Dude, who am I kidding? I'll never cease being a dork.
ringsandcoffee: (JE the storm is gone)

Saw it at B&N today, but didn't want to pay $17.99 for it. Can't print any coupons because stupid printer thinks there's a paper jam.

No, I cannot get enough of Jane Eyre. I'm even considering the audiobook for my drive next month.

Bought it full price from an independent bookstore. Support local businesses, or something. Now, when will I start reading it? Still need to finish Dawn Treader.


Nov. 10th, 2010 06:52 pm
ringsandcoffee: (JE conversation)
In this screencap from the trailer, Rochester slightly reminds me of Willy Wonka. http://www.imagebam.com/image/dbab60106019041

I hope this is just a fluke.

*little flail*
ringsandcoffee: (JE Rochester better boyfriend)

It's not perfect, but I still can't wait. The first (of only two, I swear) time I watched I had a huge grin halfway through it. One rather dull line kind of ruined it, but the rest looks great.
ringsandcoffee: (JE school mistress)
I'd like to watch a Jane Austen flick, but I should go to bed instead. Grrr, have to work tomorrow. Most of the morning will be sitting in a meeting, most likely. I'll probably get an extra shot of espresso tomorrow, but that will inevitably cause more trips to the bathroom. Apparently there's some parent night on Thursday, which people only saw because of a flyer on the counter. By people, I mean the overachievers who were working today. Great. My room is not at all set up. However, maybe we'll get our class lists tomorrow since kids will have to know who their teachers are. Last year he held out on us till the middle of Friday.

Maybe I'll read Jane Eyre instead of my classroom management book tonight.
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My mommy and sister are gone back home. I'm glad they came, even though it seemed to go quickly. Well, 4 days is pretty fast. We went to the Grand Canyon via the scenic route, got me a new bookshelf, and ate a ton. I should write more here, but I'm feeling lazy. :)

Finished watching Bleak House. I like it. Maybe not enough to watch it again, but I liked it. Well, I take that back. I'm sure I'll watch parts of it here and again. One character's voice, not face, was so familiar, I had to pause it to check imdb. Mrs. Rouncewell on BH turned out to be the gypsy on Jane Eyre. Ah hah! I knew it was somebody I should know!
ringsandcoffee: (JE Rochester better boyfriend)
I love watching Jane Eyre.

(translation: I love trading life for a fantasy world for an hour or so)

AIMS almost over. One week after this to go.

I want it to be June so I can be in Chicago.

I had a dream that I lost my job and moved back to CA. I was telling people about "doing my time" as a teacher for 5 years. Susan says the dream is a bad premonition. Hmm.

ETA: found this (http://enchantedserenityperiodfilms.blogspot.com/2009/12/jane-eyre-2011.html)
while looking for screen caps. It reminded me of what I meant to say earlier - Judi Dench as Mrs. Fairfax? That's just not right! I mean, she's too good for that role! Or something.

That guy is too pretty to be Rochester. I say this in a good way.

More here: http://www.focusfeatures.com/blog/production_begins_next_week_on_focus_and_bbc_s__jane_eyre

O hai thar Anne Elliot, Georgiana Darcy and Mrs. Plornish! Pleased to be seeing familar actors!
ringsandcoffee: (Grissom and Sara ILU)
This is me.
This is me not finishing report cards.
This is me wearing jeans to work on a Wednesday (casual day is Friday).
This is me remembering I need to wash my school polo for Friday.
This is me eating dark chocolate almond shortbread cookies.
This is me remembering I want to buy Dancing Queen on iTunes.
This is me all giddy about finishing Shirley last night and reading one of the most romantic speeches.
This is me wondering if I need to make a Bronte tag or just keep using the Jane Eyre one for all things Bronte.
This is me wondering who really cares about my tags. They do come in handy sometimes.
This is me being random.

Better do that load of laundry before I forget.
ringsandcoffee: (JE conversation)
Where does the time go?
It's 7:30 already! ACK!

I don't get some childfree people's attitudes.
A week or 2 ago, a conversation occured on the baristas community where a childfree person said people who want children of their own are selfish, and they are bad for not adopting needy children from overseas. o_O ??? What I'd like to ask the holder of this particular opinion is what they think of the parents oversees who have kids they don't want and/or can't afford, or those who give their kids up for adoption.

Work is crazy.
I'm surviving, and it's slowly getting better, but man, it should be easier than this!   I'm still not touching the bag of papers I brought home - just like last night. 

My new book, as if I need more to read.
The Secret Diary of Charlotte Bronte.  I think that's the title, but it's in the bag behind me and I don't feel like getting out of my chair.  It was in the fiction section but is supposedly based on Bronte's life.  The author also wrote a book about Jane Austen but it wasn't available.   I've been reading parts of Jane Eyre before bed recently.  Still love that book. 

Blah  :)
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July 10th marked 4 years since moving to Arizona. I always forget the exact date, thinking it later than it really is. It's still hot here, but I'm slightly more used to it. I feel like I've been here forever.

Listened to some FOTR bonus features earlier, and now I'm listening to Jane Eyre. Ahh, I love these movies.


I should go to sleep, so I'll be ready (ha ha) to work on my classroom again tomorrow.
ringsandcoffee: (JE Rochester better boyfriend)
Tomorrow: sleep in, get my hair cut, get baby shouwer gift, grade math tests, put a few more songs on iTunes/iPod.
Sunday: church, usual weekend chores, finish up report cards (comments - my least favorite part).

Coldplay has a free download of LeftRightLeftRightLeft at http://lrlrl.coldplay.com/leftright.html

I haven't peeled my page-a-day calendar since Sunday. Haven't even looked at it, I think. Now I have, and it's nice to have a few days of story in a row.

I want this school year to be over. Will I even make it next week? A couple of girls drive me nuts when they are in the room at the same time. Huge disruptions and nothing has gotten through to them. Must work on new behavior plan for next year. Must learn how to be strict, and hope that the problem kids have working phone numbers.

How do I word a report card comment "your daughter does what she wants to and doesn't do what she doesn't want to do, which is part of the reason why she's failing math" but in more acceptable language? I hate writing comments.

Frederick [Wentworth-Hale] is my newest betta's name.

I wish I were a better (i.e. more interesting) writer. My lj entries sometimes bore me.

I also want to be a better teacher. Would be nice if I could plan with other teachers and share ideas with them. Maybe next year will be different. Speaking of next year, I get to move rooms again! :P There goes another week of my summer.

Sleep is drawing my eyelids shut, but I need a shower first.

I still love reading Jane Eyre, opening to random pages. Page 198 of my Penguin Classics copy is one of my favorites. I'm pretty sure I squeed when I read it.
ringsandcoffee: (JE the storm is gone)
It's amazing how I can not be hungry all day, and when I finally eat dinner I'm famished. Well, I was famished, and 3 hours later I'm content.

The smart thing to do was to go to bed early, but the need for a period movie fix won over. So, I watched half of Jane Eyre disc 2. I would have finished it but email beckoned me. Whenever I watch that movie, I always plug lines from the book in various scenes. No idea how many times I've watched it but I still get emotional. Fantastic book, fantastic movie.

[livejournal.com profile] holbytla will be proud - I'm thinking of buying M. Ward's album, "Hold Time."

Ok, really going soon. Oooooh, email!
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