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Dunkirk (and Nolan & Zimmer)!

Dunkirk (and Nolan & Zimmer)!

I want to preface this by saying this is not a spoiler review. These are just some thoughts I had while watching the film, my thoughts after the film, and me expressing my love for Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer! :)

Dunkirk follows "Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France as they are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II."*

Okay, y'all -- what can I really say about Dunkirk!? :) It's a little hard for me to fully express my thoughts on this one. I've waited exactly a week to write this, letting my experience settle in and to try to grasp what I witnessed (and also because the NYC premiere is tomorrow and I wanted this post to come out right before it)!

Adaptations

Adaptations

Film and TV Adaptations

There seems to be more and more... and more books being adapted into films or tv shows -- more than usual I should say, over the past few years. It's definitely a "popular" thing to do right now if you're a producer...and books definitely seem like go-to materials for studios lately.

Acquire the rights to a successful book that already has a built-in audience (or sometimes books that haven't even come out yet called galleys that you think will become successful) and adapt them into features or a series -- and BOOM! You might have an instant hit (or so you hope -- The Circle, starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks was just released and didn't perform that well at the box office, among others).  

This year, there are (around) 20 film adaptations being released. I've already seen two of them...

Henrietta Lacks (& Oprah)

Henrietta Lacks (& Oprah)

 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks premiered tonight on HBO (it's also on HBO Go & HBO Now as well)!

I had been looking forward to this film ever since I first saw the trailer before an episode of Big Little Lies a few weeks ago! I remember watching it and being engrossed with this story -- and fixated on Oprah Winfrey. I remember thinking, "What a minute........

13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why

NO SPOILERS AHEAD! :)

I recently finished watching 13 REASONS WHY. I haven't read the book yet, but thanks to my friend Krystal, I have hers to read through (thanks girl!).

I've had a constant dialog and open discussion with friends about Netflix's 13-episode tv adaptation (and every crazy moment that happens in it).....