Y'know, I'm not really one to put things down before they're ever even made and I try my best to stay positive. But when I happened across this
today, my first reaction was "Oh no, no, no... Nobody could ever possible be Agent 86 other than Don Adams." Get Smart has always been one of my favorite shows, and the idea of remaking it now, even as a movie, just seems so... wrong, somehow. I dunno... I just can't help but be a bit nervous.The Golden Compass movie
, on the other hand, looks like it's shaping up to be very, very pretty. From looking at the few pictures there, it looks like they've managed to capture the feel of Lyra's world fairly well. And it looks like they've cast the new 007, Daniel Craig, as Lord Asriel, too. Interesting. The only other name on the cast list I recognize is Nicole Kidman as Mrs. Coulter. I wonder if she'll be able to pull off the creepiness of the character? I really like the design of the website, too. They've even got an alethiometer that shows the various meanings for the symbols. Cool.
I can't help but wonder whether they're going to do the other two books as well, and if so, what they're going to do about the "ZOMG Organized religion is evil!" theme. The first book is actually fairly light on that theme, IIRC, so they can probably get by without really mentioning it. The others though... hoo boy.
Ehh, anyway, I haven't been doing much lately. Just avoiding the internet in general because I haven't been feeling very social. I did join a couple of bookswapping services though, Bookmooch
and Title Trader
. I ended up getting 12 requests for books within hours of signing up, so it's been a pretty good way of getting rid of some of the books I had that I didn't want to keep. :) The only real downside is that it's kind of hard to find any books I'd like to request from others, since I think most books available are probably the more popular mainstream kinds, like romance novels or Anne Rice or whatever. I did manage to find a couple of things, though.