Thursday, July 24, 2008

definitely, maybe.

have you all seen the movie definitely, maybe? i saw it in theaters and then watched it on on demand last night, right before project runway (how many times can i type those words this week?) came on. it's a great little movie -- well-written, well-cast, well-paced. plus, i love the fact that it's set "low" in new york; in other words, there aren't a lot of sweeping aerial shots, but there are quite a few detailed street shots. (since i, sadly, don't live there, i'm not sure how accurate they are, but i still love them.)

anyway, one of my favorite parts of the movie is when isla fischer's character, april, tells ryan reynolds' character, william, that she collects used editions of jane eyre, hoping to find a version that she lost that had an inscription from her late father in it. ("every time i read [the book], it means something different," she says -- such a true statement.) there're a couple of shots of her shelf of jane eyres, which got me thinking: if i was going to collect versions of one book, which one would it be?

tough question, right? i'm not sure i can't narrow it down to one, but here are my top five choices:

pride and prejudice, by jane austen (of course)
persuasion, by jane austen (read wentworth's letter to anne in chapter 11 and tell me it doesn't make you melt into a puddle)
jane eyre, of course
to the lighthouse, virgina woolf
the little prince, antoine de saint-exupery

and you?

1 comment:

  1. This was a very well-written and directed film. I would have to collect versions of The Great Gatsby. It's outstanding and always relevant. I try to re-read it every couple of years.