Friday, May 22, 2015

FEELGOOD FRIDAY: LASSE HALLSTROM TO HELM 'A DOG'S PURPOSE'! TOUCHING NEW 'EARL AND ME AND THE DYING GIRL' TRAILER! CELIA IMRIE JOINS KAREN ALLEN IN 'YEAR BY THE SEA'

LASSE HALLSTROM TO HELM 
'A DOG'S PURPOSE' ADAPTATION
Not much to show you today, so we're turning over to three uplifting projects, starting with the new film from our dearest director Lasse Hallstrom (CHOCOLAT, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN, THE 100 FOOT JOURNEY) who will helm the adaptation of A DOG'S PURPOSE from W. Bryce Cameron. The story of the novel describes one dog’s quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners. So, expect a warm, family movie with heartwarming message as in all Lasse's lovely movies. 

CELIA IMRIE TO SPEND
YEAR BY THE SEA WITH KAREN ALLEN
Speaking of warm movies, 'Deadline' reports that our fave Celia Imrie has joined the cast of  YEAR BY THE SEA the adaptation of Joan Anderson’s bestselling memoir in which Karen Allen plays the author hoping to reclaim who she was before marriage and children. She retreats to Cape Cod where she embarks upon a quest to set herself free. That’s where she meets Joan Erikson (Celia Imrie), a free-spirited matriarch and hippie with thrift-shop eccentricity who exudes resilience and inner strength.

'ME, EARL AND THE DYING GIRL' 
TOUCHING NEW TRAILER IS HERE
As some of you know, I've just finished translating Jesse Andrews' bestseller EARL AND ME AND THE DYING GIRL today  for the readers in my country and to celebrate here's the brand new trailer for the movie adaptation of it which is out next month! Thomas Mann plays Greg Gaines, an awkward Pittsburgh high school student who befriends a classmate, Rachel (Olivia Cooke), who has leukemia. Greg and his best friend Earl (Ronald Cyler) make low budget films in their spare time, and together, decide to make a film for Rachel to cheer her up. This touching and also humorous film also stars Nick Offerman, Connie Britton and Molly Shannon.

26 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Dez. That movie sounds wonderful. And you translated the book? I'm very impressed and proud of you:)

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    1. Just finished today, will be sending it to my publisher next week :) I did tons of the books famous for their adaptations :)

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  2. Never heard of that book before, but I'll keep notice of the movie

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  3. A Dog's Purpose sounds like one Allison is going to insist on. I think Me, Earl, and they dying girl sounds like a great movie. I just hope it isn't too sad!

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    1. If I got it right he has a whole series of such books on dogs :)
      EARL isn't sad at all... at least the book isn't... it is written from the teenager's perspective so it's not emotional nor touching

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  4. A Dog's Purpose does sound like one we could all use these days. My dog Naruto knows his purpose in life-to love me. That and to do the bidding of Kitty Fang :0)

    So what do you think of the trailer after translating the novel? This one will be a difficult one to watch in some ways as it will be sad to see a young person die. However, it seems as if there will be much love as well. I can tell it's done by the same people who did Juno as it has the same "look" and "feel".

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    1. Dahlink, how come I didn't know you has a dog? I thought you only had Kitty Fang.

      Methinks the film might be better than the book since book isn't too emotional nor touching... more funny and awkward since it is narrated by a teenager

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    2. Moi has three dogs and two other kitty's. The other two kitties are house cats and the Hubby belongs to them. Kitty Fang owns me.

      Naruto is a yellow lab and he's mine. Rikku was the Spawns dog, but she's mine now as the Spawn is gone. Luna was The Boys and The Spawns dog, but now she's attached to the Hubby.

      Kitty Fang hates the other two dogs, but she adores Naruto and he loves her.

      All our animals are rescues as we've soft hearts.

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    3. he he he ... wait, how does Fang react to the intruding kitties? My tomcat Ignatius had been timid and cowardly, but now that he turned three years he suddenly found courage and is now attacking all other cats from the block if they enter our territory.

      Ooh, me had a cat named Luna once.

      Such lovely story, dear! You have a whole animal guard to protect you... and now I feel calmer too

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  5. "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" looks terrific! Cool that you translated it for your country!

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    1. yep, and I did it in record breaking two weeks :)

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    2. Two weeks! It takes most people a week just to read a book. You is talented dahlink.

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    3. It's my record, but to be honest the book truly is rather short :) It usually takes me a month for up to 400 pages.

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  6. OMG, I love the sound of A Dog's Purpose. I often wonder that about my own dogs... what's their journey. I adopted them all later in life, so who knows what came before me.

    Interesting that they can make a story about leukemia humorous. I imagine that would be very difficult to translate. You must encounter many challenges with the language barrier and sarcasm, parody...
    but then again, perhaps a touching story about leukemia is universal.

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    1. I had a dog who was first with some granny who died, so when we got him we let him wander free around the block... he lived up to over 25 years and his purpose was to be the legend of our neighbourhood :)

      The only tough thing was translating slang, because those kids use such fowl and dirty language, you wouldn't believe it :)

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    2. OMG! 25 year old dog!!! Wow!

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    3. could've been a bit older too :) He was more than ten when we got him and he was with us at least 15 years. I had another one who died at about 25 and was so old that he didn't even have teeth anymore

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  7. Dezzy I did not know of your translation abilities. How very impressive! Now I must go see the movie!

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    1. yes, dear, I'm a professor of English language and literature, but I work as a book translator. I have about 30 books behind me

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    2. Dang, the things you find out from your blogging buddies!

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    3. you do have interviews on my work and life up in DEZZ ON TOUR section below the header :)

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  8. Me and Earl looks like a great story! And awesome job with the translation of it - I saw your post on Facebook.

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    1. thanks, and thanks for the comment there too :)

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    1. Dixie, I accidentally removed your comment. so sorry! My finger accidentally slipped while I was at my dashboard :((((

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