My friends, I know I am driving you crazy about future movies but this one looks really good! "The Jungle Book" is a book written by Rudyard Kipling and it was made into a Disney movie in the 1960's. ("I wanna be like you-who...I wanna walk like you, talk like you!...Sorry, I loved the voices and the music!) This newest effort looks like it could just as good.
Kaa, the Python will be voiced by Scarlett Johansson and to read about it, you would think that a woman's voice is akin to the devil reading the Bible or something. Good Grief, movie critics, get over yourselves!
Interesting to know. Rudyard Kipling married an American and it was in Vermont in the USA that he wrote "The Jungle Book"! Sad to say that Mr. Kipling had a falling out with his brother-in-law and he and his wife and family moved back to England. He settled in Sussex but had to find a home where his adoring public would leave him in peace so he found a really beautiful house in Burwash, also in Sussex but further inland from the sea. (Okay, it is so far inland that is not far from lovely Kent!)
If you ever get the chance, you should visit there...it is called "Bateman's" and the house and surrounding countryside is lovely. Luckily for us, Richard has a good friend who lives there! Burwash, I mean, not Bateman's! HA!!! (Dave, if they ever let you live at Bateman's, let me know!!)
When we have visited Burwash, I loved visiting the pub there and knowing that Rudyard Kipling would have walked through those doors! I think that the pub was called The Bear and the views over the surrounding countryside are breathtakingly beautiful. Yes, my friends, I know I tell you that a lot but it is true.
Not sure how many movies I have told you about lately but hey, it is my job to find good things in life! One thing, I saw a movie recently that just impressed me so very much...it was "Far From The Madding Crowd". I thought it was one of the best films I have seen in years.
Anybody else seen a movie that you could recommend?