Even though it has an impressive cast...Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, and Sophia Loren...I seem to remember it had mixed reviews, but it was nominated for some awards. Ronnie and I are both Daniel Day-Lewis fans. He absolutely transforms on screen, so I decided to watch.
I am happy to say that I really liked it. It was very pretty to look at, and I actually liked the musical numbers. It was interesting to watch all the actresses sing and dance when that's not normally what you see them do. Daniel Day-Lewis done an amazing job as always!
If you like Daniel Day-Lewis, here are some of my favorites:
The Last of the Mohicans is of course a book by James Fenimoore Cooper, and although I have not read it, I plan to get to it this year.
The Crucible is a play by Arthur Miller. I read this in high school, so it's been a few years. I watched the movie again last week though.
When Ronnie and I watched "There Will Be Blood", I didn't realize it was based on Upton Sinclair's novel, Oil. I haven't read it, so I'll add it to my list.
"In Oil! Upton Sinclair fashioned a novel out of the oil scandals of the Harding administration, providing in the process a detailed picture of the development of the oil industry in Southern California. Bribery of public officials, class warfare, and international rivalry over oil production are the context for Sinclair's story of a genial independent oil developer and his son, whose sympathy with the oilfield workers and socialist organizers fuels a running debate with his father. Senators, small investors, oil magnates, a Hollywood film star, and a crusading evangelist people the pages of this lively novel."
Have you noticed that most great movies are based on even better books?