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Frugally Fun: Film Festival

Nov
04

Well it looks like winter is settling in again for another year.  Heavy sigh.

This calls for another episode of Frugally Fun.  And nothing is better for a miserable, snowstorm filled weekend than a film festival.

These days libraries come well equipped with many different DVDs.  How about a Godfather weekend?  You could couple it with lots of Italian food all weekend.  Or a Star Wars weekend (although I don’t know what kind of food to eat with those movies).  No!  An Indianapolis Jones weekend!

Or you could combine a book and movie weekend.  Read a classic book then watch a movie version of it and see if they even came close.  There are so many versions of Jane Eyre around that would be a good one to try.  Mia Wasikowska does an amazing job as Jane Eyre in the 2011 version and with Michael Fassbender as Mr. Rochester, how can you go wrong?  I’m partial to the 1997 version starring Ciaran Hinds as Mr. Rochester (but then again I’ve liked everything that Ciaran Hinds has ever done).

Although I’ve noticed with all the different versions of Jane Eyre that none of them manage to capture the wonderful ending of the novel.  If you’ve never read the book, I highly recommend it, especially the part from when Jane returns to Mr. Rochester.  It is most wonderful and I’ve never seen it captured on film.

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