extremely loud and incredibly close


Isn’t that how you feel when you find out that one of your favourite books is going to be a feature film?
Well, that’s how I feel. 

For the moment, it doesn’t matter if the film lives up to the book (it usually never does) but that anticipation when your imagination envisages how it will play out is just the most wonderful thing. It’s like Christmas Eve or the day before your birthday!

I just discovered that Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is coming out in cinemas on Christmas Day this month! Starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, Max von Sydow (who I always confuse for Christopher Plummer) and Thomas Horn. Stephen Daldry directs.

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Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

3 thoughts on “extremely loud and incredibly close

  1. I’m nervous. I’m always nervous when a precious book is adapted. I don’t think the style will translate into a film but it’s possible that they will do something unexpected with it. And Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock??? That’s the sound of alarm bells. Seperately – fine. Together – so cheesy I can’t watch without crackers. But I’ll be happy if I’m wrong. And Christopher Plummer is and always will be the delicious Captain Von Trapp. Don’t forget it!!!

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