Monday, August 12, 2013

"Once Upon a Time There Were 4 Little Rabbits...."

Apparently when I was in kindergarten I was in part of a play that adapted the story of Peter the Rabbit; interesting how I just figured that out now 20 years later. So work kept me nice and busy, but not much interesting happened there. I came home and during dinner watched Miss Potter, which obviously is a biographical story of sorts about Beatrix Potter, the author/writer who wrote the various stories of Peter Rabbit and company. It stars Renee Zellweger as Beatrix Potter, Ewan McGregor as Norman Warne, and Emma Watson as Millie Warne. It is a remarkable case that they assembled, with a beautifully written script (Richard Maltby Jr.) and marvelous cinematography (Andrew Dunn). Miss Potter is attempting to get her stories published and along the way meets Mr. Warne who enthusiastically assists her concerning this endeavor, and slowly the two begin to get closer. Despite the potential for scandal and disregard for what others think, Miss Potter defies atypical societal expectations and does what she wants; not what it expected of her. This was a delightful film, truly something worth watching again, and I do suggest that everyone else watch it as well. I'm giving it an "Admirable Ability." I tell you, as a writer, that British countryside is so magical looking; it could compel any individual to write with such vivacious excellence. The stars of the show did so well and gave such heartwarming and heart wrenching performances. A truly excellent film; I cannot keep from saying it. Well my vacation draws nigh, and I have done very little to prepare for it yet. I can't believe I am beginning to become that procrastinator that puts things off until the last moment and then rushes it all together. I used to be so organized and on top of things. Oh well. I suppose that's what comes from having so much going on. I think while I am on vacation that it would be an excellent time to get some writing in, but we'll see. Goodnight everyone.

Miss Potter Trailer

The Story of Peter the Rabbit

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