Today is National Left Hander’s Day, to celebrate, watch the famous, When Flanders Failed episode of the Simpsons and have some sympathy for all your left handed friends who in school, never was able to sit at a left handed desk or write in a notebook with the spiral on the correct side… “Fellows, I have a sinister motive for inviting you all to dinner, ‘sinister’ being latin for ‘left-handed.’”
This weekend’s film openings are all about big books made into even bigger films…
Scott Pilgrim vs The World – Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to win her heart. Based on the wildly successful graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley.
Eat Pray Love – While trying to get pregnant, a happily married woman realizes her life needs to go in a different direction, and after a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey. Based on the memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Hollywood: A Third Memoir by Larry McMurtry – “One thing I’ve always liked about Hollywood is its zip, or speed. The whole industry depends to some extent on talent spotting. The hundreds of agents, studio executives, and producers who roam the streets of the city of Los Angeles let very little in the way of talent slip by.” In this final installment of the memoir trilogy that includes Books and Literary Life, Larry McMurtry turns his own keenly observing eye to his rollercoaster romance with Hollywood.
Composed: A Memoir by Rosanne Cash – Rosanne Cash looks back on her life as an artist, a songwriter, and an heir to an incredible industry legend in Composed. Here, she’s provided readers with a special playlist—along with behind-the-music liner notes–that puts her unique life story to music.