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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of buzz this AM about this book becoming a movie. The executives even named the meeting room they were discussing in, The Red Room.

www.thewrap.com

Exciting.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natalie Portman is such a great actress she would probably make Wentworth look like a fledgling by comparison. She can nail anything you give her, but I don't think she'd take on a project like this. It's a shame because she's thirty but looks much younger.They might need to go with an unknown for Ana.

I think they would be hard-pressed to find someone with the smooth, cosmopolitan sensuality of Christian. He's too old for this role (assuming there is one) and looks nothing like Christian, but I think they need to find someone with the charisma of Simon Baker. He's pretty and controlled, but masculine and dangerous.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LikesBadBoys wrote:
Natalie Portman is such a great actress she would probably make Wentworth look like a fledgling by comparison. She can nail anything you give her, but I don't think she'd take on a project like this. It's a shame because she's thirty but looks much younger.They might need to go with an unknown for Ana.

I think they would be hard-pressed to find someone with the smooth, cosmopolitan sensuality of Christian. He's too old for this role (assuming there is one) and looks nothing like Christian, but I think they need to find someone with the charisma of Simon Baker. He's pretty and controlled, but masculine and dangerous.




Let's just go with Bradley Cooper. Smile He's very pretty.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xina wrote:
Lots of buzz this AM about this book becoming a movie. The executives even named the meeting room they were discussing in, The Red Room.

www.thewrap.com

Exciting.


Wow, that is exciting! I'm glad to see it having such success but hope the movie isn't a flop. In my mind I can't picture anyone in the roles just yet, for me an unknown might be best.

The Red Room - I love it!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LikesBadBoys wrote:
Natalie Portman is such a great actress she would probably make Wentworth look like a fledgling by comparison. She can nail anything you give her, but I don't think she'd take on a project like this. It's a shame because she's thirty but looks much younger.They might need to go with an unknown for Ana.

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I think Portman would do it. Being that movies are never made word for word from the novel, simply because so much of a full length novel does not translate well into film. However, I think a good screenwriter could transform it into something interesting. At least I would hope for that.

And Bradley Cooper is too old too. darn.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda in sw va wrote:


Wow, that is exciting! I'm glad to see it having such success but hope the movie isn't a flop. In my mind I can't picture anyone in the roles just yet, for me an unknown might be best.

The Red Room - I love it!

Linda



I hope it doesn't go the way of Outlander. Always hoping for a film there. Have been for years. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow, that is exciting! I'm glad to see it having such success but hope the movie isn't a flop. In my mind I can't picture anyone in the roles just yet, for me an unknown might be best.


I'm pretty hard to please in that area anyway.

No Bradley Cooper, xina! Razz I'm probably the only one in the world that thinks he has jerkface, but I can't help it. He played so many jerks before he made it big that he still looks slimy to me. He would have the smirking down, though.

I think Outlander would be much easier to cast and film, just from the brief portions I've read. It's sprawling and I'd hazard a guess that a lot of actors would be interested in a time travel romance. Most of the action in FSoG is in the dialogue, on people's faces, with all of these internal struggles. If they don't get good actors the film will be a disaster.


Fifty is on the People mag website now. What the heck?

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20580946,00.html
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LikesBadBoys and Linda:
I read the article on People.com and am mortified that someone called FSoG "pornography pure and simple". WTF?!!!

I am starting to think that men are the biggest prudes (and hypocrites) of all.

I go to FSoG page on Goodreads from time to time to check out how many people have graded this book. Today it was over 9,000 (and back in January when I bought it, it was fewer than 5,000). I checked out some of the comments on some readers' reviews and I just loved this comment by Larry R on page 5 of comments to P.A. Lupton's review (it's second one down on the first page).

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10818853-fifty-shades-of-grey

I am feeling exactly like him, 'True it is erotic and I found the story and the characters overpower the erotic which became simply part of the complex story and relationship of Ana and Christian'.

I am very thrilled for the author and her Cinderella story with the book success and now the movie in the offing but I don't like that the erotic angle
is way overplayed (at least, IMO).
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Estelle wrote:
I don't read True Blood/Sookie fanfiction so I can't rec anything but I would love to read a well-written Eric/Sookie as well. Maybe someone will point us in the right direction?

I hope you enjoy Creature of Habits. The writing isn't as professional as some of my favorite HP fics but the fic is very readable and the story compelling.

Don't hesitate to ditch it after a few chapters if it's not your thing though. There are literally tens of thousands of Twilight fics on the net and there's bound to be something just for you Very Happy

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I've read half of it and it's pretty good! To me the characters are named the same and have the same circle of friends but they don't really feel like Edward, Bella, Alice, etc. It's supposed to be set 6 years or so later so in my mind I've saying they've changed some as they're matured, lol. The writing is not bad, maybe a few editing issues but no big deal. I am enjoying her portrayal of Edward, yum.

Now you've whet my appetite for more! Thanks for the encouragement to read some fan fiction and thanks to Bethaboo for that as well. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The perfect song for Fifty Shades....No Light, No Light by Florence and the Machine. (the video is a bit over the top.. warning) Love the lyrics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGH-4jQZRcc
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda in sw va wrote:

I've read half of it and it's pretty good! To me the characters are named the same and have the same circle of friends but they don't really feel like Edward, Bella, Alice, etc. It's supposed to be set 6 years or so later so in my mind I've saying they've changed some as they're matured, lol. The writing is not bad, maybe a few editing issues but no big deal. I am enjoying her portrayal of Edward, yum.

Now you've whet my appetite for more! Thanks for the encouragement to read some fan fiction and thanks to Bethaboo for that as well. Smile

Linda


I'm glad you liked it Linda!

I did love Edward as well. It's strange because although he isn't exactly the Edward from Twilight, he does feel like he could be if things had happened this way in Canon (canon = the real Twilight world ) and he didn't meet Bella until later.

Beware though... ( Good ) Fanfiction is extremely addicting Very Happy I've been disappointed by a lot of favorite romance authors and I find myself reading more fanfiction than published books these days. They're closer to what I want to read than the current publishing trends.

If you want to delve into fanfic a bit more after finishing Creature of Habit, feel free to send me a PM and I can give you some more recs Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Estelle wrote:
[I'm glad you liked it Linda!

I did love Edward as well. It's strange because although he isn't exactly the Edward from Twilight, he does feel like he could be if things had happened this way in Canon (canon = the real Twilight world ) and he didn't meet Bella until later.

Beware though... ( Good ) Fanfiction is extremely addicting Very Happy I've been disappointed by a lot of favorite romance authors and I find myself reading more fanfiction than published books these days. They're closer to what I want to read than the current publishing trends.

If you want to delve into fanfic a bit more after finishing Creature of Habit, feel free to send me a PM and I can give you some more recs Very Happy


I sure will! I have been going through a bit of a book slump and reading Fifty reminded me of how good it can be when you get so engrossed in a book. Usually when this happens I stick to rereads but dipping my toes into reading fanfiction sounds like it can be another great option!

I think by reading these same characters but by another author, they'll probably never feel like the original to me, and that's a good thing. I can try to work on the distraction of them having the same names if the story is good.

Linda
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beware though... ( Good ) Fanfiction is extremely addicting Very Happy [/quote]

This is so true! Especially if you are readying along as the writer posts chapters. I am currently following a Pride and Prejudice story that posts on Wed. and Sat. The readers are able to post reaction/comments between chapters and the author responds with her take, and sometimes spoilers. Currently there are 240 pages of comments.

It's like a group read or watching a tv show together:)

Sorry about the quoting Estelle, I can't seem to do it correctly.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished reading the first book of the series and I loved it. It's been a long time since I've read a book in one sitting like I did this one. Maybe being a romance reader, like most of us here, who has read some of the steamier stuff, I didn't find this to be "womens porn" the way the press has written it out to be. They need to be talking about the emotional aspects of the story. Christian and Ana are struggling to overcome the obstacles he has from his childhood. I love these control freak guys who actually really put their women first and thats what I think Christian is trying to do. Now I'm off to get book 2. Have to.

The good thing about this book is that while it does have some familiar tropes (all the guys love her), it also doesn't follow it in others.... he's not a complete jerk to her- he says no touching but he also says he will try for "more" emotionally. They actually communicate about what they are feeling bit by bit. The email exchanges were very well done I thought. Sometimes really meaningful and sometimes fun. I was also surprised that he didn't get her the publishing job. I thought for sure that was going to happen.

I thought the sex scenes were great. If Dr Drew has a problem with this book, he better not read Lisa Marie Rice or Maya Banks because his head will certainly explode. Wink

I haven't heard the latest on which Hollywood enterprise is going to get FSoG but I really wish it would be HBO. Theres a better chance they will get it right and they could do it in a miniseries form. I wonder too if in a movie, if they would somehow make it PG 13. That would be a shame as this is clearly for adults and not the Twilight market. I can't think of a guy who would fit the role but I could see Kristin Stewart as the girl. RP doesn't seem masculine enough but maybe I'm seeing him through the twilight viewfinder.

To me, this book is kind of old school romance but with something fresh about it too.

I'm glad to see some of you all like it too...Linda, xina (so far), mirole and likesbadboys. Estelle and pwm.. I'm looking into y'alls fanfiction suggestions. I think I've been missing out on a lot of good reading.

Did reading about the glider experience make any of you all want to do that? The whole time i was reading that part I was thinking there is no way in heck I'd ever do that. It doesn't have an engine! Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Claire wrote:
I just finished reading the first book of the series and I loved it. It's been a long time since I've read a book in one sitting like I did this one. Maybe being a romance reader, like most of us here, who has read some of the steamier stuff, I didn't find this to be "womens porn" the way the press has written it out to be. They need to be talking about the emotional aspects of the story. Christian and Ana are struggling to overcome the obstacles he has from his childhood. I love these control freak guys who actually really put their women first and thats what I think Christian is trying to do. Now I'm off to get book 2. Have to.

The good thing about this book is that while it does have some familiar tropes (all the guys love her), it also doesn't follow it in others.... he's not a complete jerk to her- he says no touching but he also says he will try for "more" emotionally. They actually communicate about what they are feeling bit by bit. The email exchanges were very well done I thought. Sometimes really meaningful and sometimes fun. I was also surprised that he didn't get her the publishing job. I thought for sure that was going to happen.

I thought the sex scenes were great. If Dr Drew has a problem with this book, he better not read Lisa Marie Rice or Maya Banks because his head will certainly explode. Wink

I haven't heard the latest on which Hollywood enterprise is going to get FSoG but I really wish it would be HBO. Theres a better chance they will get it right and they could do it in a miniseries form. I wonder too if in a movie, if they would somehow make it PG 13. That would be a shame as this is clearly for adults and not the Twilight market. I can't think of a guy who would fit the role but I could see Kristin Stewart as the girl. RP doesn't seem masculine enough but maybe I'm seeing him through the twilight viewfinder.

To me, this book is kind of old school romance but with something fresh about it too.

I'm glad to see some of you all like it too...Linda, xina (so far), mirole and likesbadboys. Estelle and pwm.. I'm looking into y'alls fanfiction suggestions. I think I've been missing out on a lot of good reading.

Did reading about the glider experience make any of you all want to do that? The whole time i was reading that part I was thinking there is no way in heck I'd ever do that. It doesn't have an engine! Razz



I am on my 2nd read of all the books. *sigh* The first time I read them, I was really rushed with other books I had to read, so I sort of skimmed the 3rd book. I've really enjoyed them though. My only problem is that I think they could have been a bit shorter, but other than that, I have no problem with the writing or the story. I don't picture Kirsten Stewart though, but the visual is a small, dark-haired young woman.
Yes...the glider thing. I would be screaming. I wouldn't do that.
I really enjoy the inner goddess. Smile and I love the e-mails.
I'll be looking for more by this author. I like her style very much.
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