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21 August 2005 @ 06:47 pm
Back from a lovely weekend camping with meowlzebub. Much fun was had.

I forgot to mention - a few weeks ago I saw "Howl's Moving Castle" with Anton and startled, among others. It's Studio Ghibli, and lives up to their other offerings. Highly recommended. Apparently it's also based on a children's book. I have no idea how similar the book is to the movie.
zwol on August 22nd, 2005 02:37 am (UTC)
The book is of the same title, and is by Diana Wynne Jones. I highly recommend it.

The primary plot is much the same in the book, but everything else is unrecognizably different. There's no war on, for starters; the tech level is about a hundred years earlier; Sophie's sisters figure far more prominently, the King and his adviser hardly at all.
Lydia: gromit readingteawiththecheat on August 22nd, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
Howl's Moving Castle was reviewed a little while ago in booking_it...check it out:


It is on my reading wishlist. :-)
Hillary: Lisacoyotegrrrl on August 22nd, 2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
ANYthing by Diana Wynne Jones rocks my socks! I'm so glad she's getting exposure this way, even though I've heard the movie abadons the book about a third of the way through (I have yet to see it myself).
Lydia: gromit readingteawiththecheat on August 23rd, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)
The film is worth a viewing. Miyazaki rocks!

Another film I enjoyed that was completely different from the book was Big Fish...the book was awesome in a different way, definitely worth the read.
Hillarycoyotegrrrl on August 23rd, 2005 01:01 am (UTC)
I actually own Big Fish, but have yet to watch it. I didn't know it was a book. Who by?
Lydia: gromit readingteawiththecheat on August 23rd, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)
Daniel Wallace.
Taliasooperspryte on August 24th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
Good book. Not much like the movie. I liked it better, but then perhaps that was because I could actually understand it. Can't wait to see the movie with actual English.. :)

Anton saw it with me, here... did he say if it was better or worse knowing what they were saying?
Noahangelbob on August 24th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
He said he didn't feel (after seeing it in English) like he'd missed much. There were a couple of specific points that were clearer in English, but they didn't add a huge amount (he said) to the story.