Wednesday, August 15, 2007

It's Wally Wednesday! Here's a photo of the boy taking full advantage of the Huntington Dog Beach from last Friday:


I noticed today in the IMDb that casting has finally been announced for the film version of The Time Traveler's Wife, one of my all-time favorite books. Many directors have been attached and then unattached over the past couple of years, but it appears the film might finally be in pre-production. I'm not sure how happy I am with the casting of the two leads - Eric Bana as Henry De Tamble and Rachel McAdams as Claire Abshire. I am even less impressed with the guy who finally drew the straw to direct - German Robert Schwentke, who aside from doing Flightplan, hasn't really done much of anything at all. Because of the amount of time travel and aging involved in the story, I knew this would be a very difficult movie to pull off. I hope Schwentke can manage it and make the movie worthwhile.

The song of the day is "London Calling" by The Clash off their 1980 album of the same name. While the band had two previous albums, this was the first to break wide open in the US and would become an influential album in the history of rock music. I love the sound of the British punk music from this era, and still think "London Calling" sounds as fresh today as it did back then.

8 Comments:

Blogger Diane said...

Wally! That movie will be VERY hard to pull off . . .

Great album, great song. In fact, that album was declared to be the best album of the 80s by Spin Magazine.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Amir said...

Edit-

Bana is a very good actor....see Munich. And Rachel Mcadams has great range, and is one of the finer actresses around these days.

Rest assured, the cast will be good ...

Flightplan was pretty good. So let's hope the director can do justice to this one.

I know you love the novel, and are just being protective ;)
--cheers
Amir

3:45 PM  
Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

Wally is very spoiled to spend so much time at the beach. Lucky guy.

Great song of the day!

8:28 AM  
Blogger LA said...

Did you win your game last night?

11:19 AM  
Blogger EditThis said...

LA - our playoff is this Saturday. If we win that, our championship game is NEXT Wednesday.

11:21 AM  
Blogger LA said...

Got it. I thought Saturday was contingent on last night.

12:15 PM  
Blogger EditThis said...

Nope...vice versa.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Kathryn said...

ooooh. I hope that the movie is good, too! I loved that book.

4:38 PM  

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