Thursday, April 14, 2011
Heaven - for some...
I'm doing another writing course next month and as preparation for it, we've been given a couple of movies to watch. One is a Richard Gere movie, Shall We Dance, the other is the BBC's Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth. All 5 hours of it...
To some - this is heaven. I've borrowed the DVDs from my niece who swears its the best thing ever. For me - pure hell. I studied Pride & Prejudice for the HSC back when I was at school. Hated it. Hated every single minute of it. Sitting watching 5 hours of it??! Arrrggghhhh!
Actually it will be interesting to see if my opinions of it have changed in the *ahem* 20-odd years since I read the book. How much of my dislike of the book was influenced by my dislike of the teacher who loved anything Jane Austen?
But still - 5 hours??!
Oh, and I'm doing another writing course this month - which luckily does not involve watching Pride and Prejudice :) Its on Creating Memorable Characters and I'm finding it very useful. Now if only I could write without thinking 'this is crap'..