We all delight in seeing our favorite books brought to life on the big screen. We cringe at casting. We scoff at release dates. All the while, we're gearing up to see if the director's vision lives up to the world we've conceived in our own imaginations. Sometimes it does...and sometimes it doesn't. We could lament the movies that don't measure up, or we could return to the books for a re-read, possibly with a slightly different mind-set. All's fair when it comes to artistic vision, right?
This week, I'd like to feature:
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin
Release date: January 11, 2013
Based on: Gangster Squad by Paul Lieberman
Um, so I haven't read this book, and I have no plans to at this time. Which is the equivalent of saying I'm pretty much only planning to watch this movie because of Ryan Gosling. And I'm okay with that. :) I also really like the sassiness Emma Stone brings to all her roles, so it should be fun for that, at least. And the eye candy. Can't forget that. And my husband won't mind me ogling the screen since he's a big fan of mobster movies. It's a win/win. :D
Think you'll be seeing this one? Have you read the book?