Category Archives: Books

Book to Film

Saw a tweet the other day from “Focus Features” about #NationalBookLoversDay with the question – “What is your favorite book to film adaption?” My immediate response was, LOTR, Hobbit, Godfather and The Princess Bride.

But of course I immediately realized that can’t be all. So the search begins.

– manzoor


The Nothing by Hanif Kureishi

I heard the interview for the 2nd time, I think, earlier this morning. The first time was yesterday. But yesterday I didn’t get far enough to listen to the actual interview. Come to think about it, it might have been a preview about the interview that I did listen to this morning that they were talking about yesterday.

In any case, during the interview I learned a bit more about the author, Hanif Kureishi. He also wrote (or wrote the screenplay) “My Beautiful Laundrette”, which of course now is on my wishlist.

– manzoor

Blade Runner 2049

Sep 7th, ’17 Saturday – Watched the 10:50pm show at the Bullock Museum IMAX Theatre. But very unlike me I actually got there a few minutes after the movie had already started 😦 <rant>Mostly because of traffic that I had NOT planned for. It was game night AND ACL</rant>. But also because I had waited a few minutes past the very last minute to leave and forgot my head phones that I had to go back to get.

Anyway, other than getting there late and missing the previews and missing the beginning of the movie (including the credits) it was really good. I am so glad that I had decided to watch it at this theater too. The sound system really made a difference to the experience.

– manzoor



Blade Runner

Norwegian Wood

Our relationships are interesting. They are continually evolving. They have to – as we ourselves are continuously evolving. Every day, every moment we experience life and those experiences, ever so slightly and slowly, enriches our perspectives.

Apr 4th, ’28 – Finished it finally. Now that I have finished this I really want to find out which of his work is considered his best work. I have heard so many people say that this is not his best work that I am really curious to find out what people think is his best work.

Having just finished this I find it hard to believe that he has written something else that I will find better. Which is a reflection more on me and how I have related to this at this time in my life than anything else.

Mar 31st, ’18 – It’s taking me quite a long time to finish this but that is not because I am not enjoying it. If anything I am enjoying it a bit too much. But every little section I read, I get to a point that is a bit too interesting and I have to put it down to think about the section. But am hoping to finish it soon.

– manzoor