August 14 2000

Green Mile: Went to the movies…

Oops, the day is almost over, and I haven’t flipped the page yet!

I just came back from watching The Green Mile. It was a really impressive film, I think. But someone should have told me it was so long. There was a break to change film rolls, and I don’t think this ever happened since I saw Dancing with Wolves.

I’m always surprised that I like films based on novels by Stephen King. I’ve read only one book and a few short stories by him, but didn’t like them at all. However, I saw Stand by me and Shawshank Redemption as well as The Green Mile, and I liked them all! Maybe that’s because I learn about the author in the credits after the film…

Great summer weather?

I will never ever complain about the weather again. At least not this summer. For weeks we had something that resembled April more than July or August, and now it’s horribly hot and humid outside. I like the sunny warm weather, like yesterday, but today it was so humid! We had a thunderstorm early in the afternoon and some rain, but it didn’t really help. The weather makes you want to take a shower every half hour.

The most powerful force in the universe is gossip

Hal has a list of 20 Things It Took Me A Lifetime To Learn. I agree with Hal that # 20 doesn’t really make sense.

1 thought on “August 14 2000

  1. Jeff Cheney

    When I was a bit younger, I read King voraciously. I was very disappointed by the films made from his books, Cujo, FireStarter, and Christine. In each case they made changes that significantly changed the story (who needs a happy ending?).

    Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is by far the best film based on a Stephen King story.

    I’d give Stand By Me a close second.

    I liked Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, but not as much as everyone else seems to like them. I mean they were OK, but not great.

    FWIW, my favorite King title, hands down, is The Stand. At the time it was the longest book I had ever read and I didn’t want it to end! Of course the made-for-tv movie was awful…

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