Recently, I subscribed to audible.com. My thought was that I could finally listen to all of the books I have been wanting to read but have not had time. I have been listening to my audio books on my phone while driving, while running errands and while waiting for various things. I am a fan of audible and have definitely gotten my moneys worth so far.
I recently finished Children of Men, which was also a fantastic movie from 2006. The movie was both technically and artistically excellent. The most notable attribute of the movie for me was how they would shoot entire scenes several minutes long without any cuts. It was an excellent sci-fi movie.
One other notable aspect of this movie is that it is one of the few book-to-movie translations that I would consider to be better than the actual book. It’s not to say that the book is not good but I think that by taking the movie in a completely different direction it made it both more exciting for the screen and maybe even more provocative; with the various characters and background activities. I did really enjoy the classic British understatement and muted sense of honor in the book, the ending wasn’t quite as bleak either.
In summary watch the movie if you haven’t but the book you should pick up if you really liked the movie and want some more.
2 thoughts on “Children of Men”
Thanks for the advice! I really enjoyed that movie and have yet to read the book. It is definitely something I want to look into.
PS I also really like your blog layout!
Thanks! It’s the ‘monochrome’ theme but I created a custom menu and applied that to the top menu.
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