Films, friends, G&T, Glasnevin Cemetery, Gone Girl, long days, Million Dubliners, movies, preview screening, pumkin
Yesterday was a long and busy day, but a good one. I started the day with going to a press screening of a film, a documentary about the Glasnevin Cemetery called One Million Dubliners (review to follow).
Then I hurried over to college to entertain my students for five hours, non-stop, no break, rewarding but tiring work.
Once I departed all the knowledge I could in the time given, I could feel myself dropping into that zone of depleted energy and tiredness but my day wasn’t done yet. I still had a preview screening to go to with only a little time to grab a sandwich and some much needed coffee.
The advance screening was of much anticipated Gone Girl (review here) and since I had two tickets to the event I took a friend along with me. There were even some goodies stashed away beside the seats for us to tuck into.
I hadn’t really heard much about the actual content of the film, only that the book was a bestseller, one to read and that the film was meant to be one of the best of the year. Whenever these statements are made I am more often than not expecting very much, as false promises and the film industry go hand in hand.
But this time around I was pleasantly surprised: the film is really good! Both my friend and I came out of the cinema, a little dazed, and we both agreed, definitely a film that deserves the attention it is getting.
Over a quick G&T we chatted, dissected and recapped the film and the recent events of our lives. So the quick turned into late and by the time a taxi dropped me off at my front door it was well past midnight.
So I am feeling a little pumpkin-esque this morning, maybe befitting of the season, but I just hope that my students will be good and forgive me if my usually sparkly self is a little dull this morning.
Carrie Rubin said:
I look forward to your Gone Girl review. I loved that book. One of my favs. It’s one of those books that people either love or hate. It will be interesting to see what they do with the movie.
Apparently the ending in the film is different as the author wrote the script herself … so maybe the film will still surprise you. i am now definitely going to read the book!