The lovely folks from the movie world have decided to convert what I would probably consider one of my newer all-time favourite books into a movie. The Fault In Our Stars is being made in to a movie reports my husband and the internet. Apparently, the producer says he is going to make it a pure and true interpretation.
I don’t believe it.
I don’t think you can make this book into a good movie. There is too much deep stuff. Too much subtext.
But this is the opinion of someone who thinks that almost all movie adaptations are suboptimal.
Nonetheless, I will excitedly go see it because I loved the book that much. I anticipate disappointment.
Thus, mixed feelings.
I also have mixed feelings about almost all cover songs. I love a good song. And I love a good cover. But, often one is better than the other. Generally the original is better, but every once in awhile something surprises you and it is better. Patrick had discovered that CBC radio has a cover segment where they play an original song and then a cover sequentially.
The segment played one of my favourite songs, “Close To Me” by The Cure, a few weeks ago.
I was not a huge fan of the cover, but still excited to hear another variation. Unfortunately, despite avid searching, Patrick and I could not track down the artist, nor the YouTube video for the cover we remembered… There was a lot of creepy breathing happening though. I don’t know why. But, while hunting for a cover, I did discover that many bands have attempted (but in my opinion, not quite perfected the song). Here is a Of Monsters and Men cover of the song… I love Of Monsters and Men. I love the song. I don’t love them singing it.
I did prefer this cover of the Jackson 5 song “I Want You Back” by The Civil Wars.
For more mixed feelings, let’s discuss new shoes.
New shoes are awesome. Because they are clean. And new. And not falling apart. I need new dress shoes. They are rancid and the inside is peeling off the sole and all that awfulness. But, as great as new shoes are, they need to be broken in. And paid for.
Bed time and wake up time. Both are mixed feeling times. At one, you are tired and sleep is a good idea, but you want to stay up and do/see more. At the other, you want to stay cozy and asleep, but have a whole day ahead to do things.
Okay, sometimes, bed time or wake up time is not met with mixed feelings. This is true.
How about big meals… Good food, full bellies, nice company. Maybe some fun cooking. But, that is followed by lots of dishes to wash. Boo.
What things do you have mixed feelings about? Or what are your thoughts on my mixed feelings topics?