Friday, May 22, 2009

The Reader out on DVD


You may remember that I told you about The Reader last February, when I watched it. Yesterday I saw this poster advertising the DVD and thought I'd post it as a reminder. If you didn't watch The Reader on the big screen, do pick up the DVD. Oscars wins and nominations aside, this was one of the best films of last year and it's well worth seeing. And yes, there's lots more to it than seeing Kate Winslett naked, irrespective of what the promo shots might have you think.

I have now also read the book by Bernhard Schlink that the film is based on. According to Wikipedia (fountain of all knowledge on the internet) The Reader became the first German novel to top the New York Times bestseller list, and Oprah Winfrey made it a selection of her book club in 1999. All I'll say is, I'm not surprised - it's one of the best books I've ever read. Highly recommended.

18 comments:

Gorilla Bananas said...

Kate Winslett! Now there's a woman with the kind of fertile body a gorilla admires!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i remember you gave this movie a fab review. must go out and buy it.

thanks for pointing out on my recent cafe post that in greece we can stay for a long time at the cafe sipping our coffee really slowly. My son didnt want to drink all his juice, so i asked the waitress to leave everything on the table just as it was, so i could pick up my daughter from her tennis lesson. when we returned, we went to the same table, my daughter drank the remaining juice, and we stayed at the park close to two hours.

C´est la vie said...

Oh I love that movie. And yes the pool in my blog, is scary! ;)
Lina

Trotter said...

Hi Tinsie! Haven't seen the movie, but the book is exceptional!!

Blogtrotter is paying homage to Vilnius as European Capital of Culture 2009 and waits for your comments. ;) Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

Tinsie said...

@ Gorilla Bananas: She's very wholesome, isn't she? I like Kate Winslett.

@ Mediterranean Kiwi: Definitely. And the book too :-)

@ C'est la vie: Have you read the book?

Re: the pool - scary is putting it mildly!!

@ Trotter: Do check out the movie, I think you'll like it as they've kept pretty close to the book.

Gattina said...

Good to know that Kate is not only naked, because if I want to see a naked woman I just look in the mirror, lol !
I haven't seen this filem.

Tinsie said...

Worry not, Kate being naked is the least important part of this movie :-)

Karen said...

Finished the book yesterday afternoon. I found that I couldn't plow through this one like I normally do. It deserved some consideration, and quite a bit of thought.

Am now ready for the movie!

Tinsie said...

Yes, it's definitely throught-provoking. I remember it took me a while to finish, although it's quite a thin book.

JM said...

I haven't seen it yet (shame on me...), so I'm waiting for the DVD! I will not miss it now! :-)

palmtreefanatic said...

I really enjoyed this movie also!

I must thank you for the wisdom on the cameras
i will keep all that in mind!

Tinsie said...

@ Palmtreefanatic: You are very welcome :-)

@ JM: Tsk tsk tsk! Make sure you don't miss it now.

RennyBA said...

Sounds interesting - thanks for the tip!

Tinsie said...

You're welcome :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tinsie, it's on my Lovefilm.com listing so I will give you my verdict asap.

x

Tinsie said...

Hey, Sandi, how's the Lovefilm thing going? Sounds like you're well into it :-)

Kate said...

Loved the book and the film. Kate Winslet is exceptonal and Ralph Fiennes was fab too. In my film mode. Have seen quite a few lately. Looking forward to Tuesday so we can see the much awaited film. You know which one I'm talking about;-)

Tinsie said...

Looking forward to it :-)