Thursday, August 20, 2009

Jigsaw - 66

Looking at the way the sky is developing reminds me of (when I look at it in context of the whole picture) of a science fiction paperback cover from some 1960's novel. I grew up watching and reading fantasy stories and watching sci fi on TV...Thunderbirds...Doctor Who...are some of the earliest memories. Of course, we continue to enjoy a rejuvenated Doctor Who once again, and the show is bigger and better than ever.But mention the words 'Science fiction' and many people (especially women!) Will recoil in horror....immediately an image of a thick bespectacled pullover wearing 30 year old who lives at home with their Mum and Dad still and collects Star Trek DVDs, Star Wars figures kept in their boxes,piles of X-Men comics,and every episode of The Prisoner's script learnt off by heart immediately spring to mind. But last night I sat in a packed cinema of 'normal people' all unaware that they were watching and enjoying a science fiction movie......the movie?...It was 'The Time Travellers Wife'.

I'm not going to spoil it for you if you haven't seen it, but I'd be surprised if you haven't at least of heard of if not read the book. I read it back in 2006 and it blew me away to coin a phrase....and I've held it dear to my heart ever since.If you're going to see the movie and you're worried that the story has been chopped about and spoiled...then don''s great and I sat trying to hold back the tears on several occasions. It was beautiful and I urge you to go and see it...


Christine Farmer said...

Niall, I am loving your stars... can't wait to see what the sky will look like! Really beautiful so far.

And now you've said that the Time Travellers Wife is worth seeing, I'll try and get to the cinema - loved the book too :)

Preeti Shenoy said...

Oh yes Niall..this is one movie I badly want to see!
And the book was fantastic :)
And for the record I am not a big science fiction fan but i loved this one :)
The sky is shaping up so well--in that characteristic trademark of yours..Love the stars.