Friday, 17 February 2017

When Plans Get Unplanned and a Trailer To Watch.

It's embarrassing really. (I'm sure I heard this phrase in some film so it's even more embarrassing that I can't remember in which one). I promised a vlog post and a book versus film review and they both ended up not happening. So I decided to make today's post about laughing it off (seriously, stress does that to me!)

I'm a newbie vlogger and yet I tried my best to still get my first video ready in time to put it up today as part of my blog post. And complete it I did, tonight, filming and pasting and editing till I had what might not be an outstanding first try but a good one nonetheless and one worth sharing. So I happily pressed on the 'upload to YouTube' button thinking it would probably take some minutes. Only, on clicking the 'loading' icon it revealed that it would be some four hours loading, four hours I don't have as I am already past my guideline bedtime (remember that blog post about requiring more sleep? Well, still applies and I'm still not doing it often enough). So I promise that I will, somehow, manage to upload and link the video to this blog without a hitch. However, it seems like it was not meant to be in time for today's post.

Which leads me to another video that's been giving me a hard time. Remember I mentioned wanting to do another book versus film review, this time about An Awfully Big Adventure? Well, I tried to brush up my memory of the two before giving my two cents' worth but when I finished rereading the book and turned to the DVD, I found that our Blu-Ray player won't load the disc at all. I wondered at first what had happened to the DVD then remembered I must probably have seen it the last time on the Playstation and that it might be one of many DVDs that refuse to work on our Blu-Ray player. So whilst I will get round to it, I have neither watched the film again yet nor am I certain just when I'll be able to view it. All I can promise is that I will eventually, in some form, present you readers with my take on the story and the differences between the book and film.

So I once again must admit that I have no long absorbing post nor any video clips of my own to add today. Therefore I will at least link this trailer for the film directed by Mike Newell, for those that would like to at least have an idea what An Awfully Big Adventure (1995) is all about. Starring Alan Rickman and Hugh Grant, here it is, the black comedy about coming of age:


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