This weekend THE Summer chick flick is opening, which is "Eat Pray Love" with Julia Roberts. I am late to the book party, and am just now trying to finish the chick lit book of the same title.
I'm bogged down in Bali, and wish she would just do the guy already.
Italy was of course the best part, and if you could have Javier Bardem in that part be her lover it could have been a book (movie) unto itself.
India (in the book) was okay, and by the end of slogging though it, I ended up liking this part of the book more than I thought possible, and trying on her mantra to see where it will take me.
Bali is bogging me down, and I feel I will never finish this book. I think this book reads like a self serving series of blog posts. I'm not totally in love with it (or her), but I still come back for a daily post to see what happens.
But heads up: There is another movie that will be out next year that looks wonderful too, and I'm starting the buzz. It's called "Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding".
Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener are teaming up for a little "Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding," a multi-generational indie film to be directed by Bruce Beresford.
The production designer is Carl Sprague.
BCDF Pictures is producing and financing the picture, which is shooting now in New York's Hudson River Valley.
Christina Mengert and Joseph Muszynski wrote the script, which centers on a conservative lawyer (Keener) who, after her husband leaves her, takes her son and daughter to the house of their estranged, hippie grandmother (Fonda) in Woodstock, where they each find love in unexpected places.
Go to her blog and read all about what she does to prepare for a movie!
A couple of months ago the fabulous Julia from Hooked On Houses, did a weekend links post that led me to the Jane Fonda Blog. I cannot thank her enough for this connection, as I have been enjoying Jane's blog ever since, and I urge you to add it to your blog list, and read it frequently.
Which still looks like 1967
The production design, and costume and hair and make up are spot on for the era. Jane's wigs are incredible.
Jane documents her life of movie making, taking tons of behind the scenes photos, and telling you all about the process, and the people she is working with.
This scene is in Jane's character's kitchen
Hippies had chickens way before Martha ha ha
She looks fabulous and seems to be working alot. She just finished a film in France, where she spoke French and learned to dance tango!
From Jane's blog: "I have arrived in Paris to begin work on a French film called “…Et Si On Vivait Tous Ensemble?” (“And If We All Lived Together?”) Geraldine Chaplin (Charlie’s daughter) is the other woman and the men are all iconic French actors, beloved here. Guy Bedos, Claude Rich, Pierre Richard. I love how the French are loyal to their stars even when they are no longer young. The young German actor, Daniel Brühl, who was in Tarantino’s “Inglorious Bastards” is also in it. He and I have some lovely scenes together. He plays a graduate student studying the lives of seniors in France and how the population relates to them.
It has been 50 years since I made a film in French. Fortunately I have remained fluent though on the days when I have several scenes with a lot of dialogue I will be tested, for sure."
So we have two incredible Jane Fonda movies to look forward to!
The little dog is Jane's dog Tulea who she takes everywhere with her
This kind of attention to details thrills me!
Suzanne Kasler make a note of this ha ha
It actually belongs to someone at the location
Ever taken a ride in one of these?
Jane Fonda as Grace in Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding
I am so getting this AND a shirt too!
Happy Weekend! And tell me what you think of Eat Pray Love (the movie and the book).