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Videos for Your Friday

Happy birthday to prettybirdy979, and happy early birthday to cherylmmorgan and muuranker! May each of you enjoy a fantastic day and a wonderful year to come.


And to everyone, happy Friday! I come bearing videos...


Here's the first trailer from the upcoming film adaptation of Susan Hill's Gothic novel The Woman in Black (starring Daniel Radcliffe):



And here's Peter Jackson's first video blog from the set of The Hobbit:




"How can you hear your soul if everyone is talking?"
- Mary Doria Russell, Children of God

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thepirateship
Apr. 15th, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
Looking very forward to The Hobbit, I was watching that video yesterday and was thrilled with it.

The Woman in Black trailer looks interesting too.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 18th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
I'm thrilled with it, too! I can't wait to see The Hobbit.

And I agree: The Woman in Black looks very interesting, too! I just read the book last year and quite liked it, so I'm all geared up for this.
jadepilot
Apr. 15th, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
Oooooooooooooh thanks for sharing these! Trying hard not to squee!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 18th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
You bet! I'm a lost cause: I'm still squeeing over this. :)
izhilzha
Apr. 15th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
Isn't that Hobbit video fun? :)

Hey, I see you quoting from Children of God. I had my socks knocked off my The Sparrow earlier this year, and wonder if the sequel is as good. Do you have an opinion on that?
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 18th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
It's great fun! :)

Oh, The Sparrow is one of my very favorite novels of all time. All time. Like "take it with you when stranded on a desert island" kind of favorite.

Children of God is quite good. It really is. It didn't approach quite the same level of brilliance The Sparrow did for me, but not many do. If you liked The Sparrow and felt invested in the characters and the themes, I think it's definitely worth reading. The best part (no spoilers) is that she leaves the same kind of moral "big questions" open at the end for your contemplation, and she resists the urge to "fix" everything and tie it up with a neat bow. That would've disappointed me terribly.

I haven't reread it with the same frequency as The Sparrow, I must admit. But I'm glad that I did read it. I'm avoiding saying more for fear of spoilers, but let me know if you'd like me to be less vague. ;)
peadarog
Apr. 16th, 2011 09:25 am (UTC)
Go, Peter! Go!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 18th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed. *cheers*
belleferret
Apr. 18th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
It was so much fun to see PJ's video when in NZ. Three of us actually ran down to the Starbucks to get decent internet to watch it! We're such geeks! :-D
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 20th, 2011 10:44 am (UTC)
Now that's the way to watch it - while you're in NZ!!! Fantastic! *geeks out with you vicariously*
vyrdolak
Apr. 21st, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
A&E Channel showed a pretty good adaptation of The Woman in Black years ago. Atmospheric, with maybe one scary scene.

OK, maybe it was only so-so. But it beats Swamp Truckers or whatever crap they show these days.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 30th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I didn't see that adaptation! Sounds interesting.

OK, maybe it was only so-so. But it beats Swamp Truckers or whatever crap they show these days.

I laughed out loud at this. Good point.
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