Monday, October 11, 2010

Movie Mondays

Big Fish

Book, 1998 by Daniel Wallace

A captivating novel about a father and a son, mythmaking and truth, death and life.

He could outrun anybody, and he never missed a day of school. He saved lives, tamed giants. Animals loved him. People loved him. Women loved him (and he loved them back). And he knew more jokes than any man alive.

Now, as he lies dying, Edward Bloom can't seem to stop telling jokes--or the tall takes that have made him, in his son's eyes, an extraordinary man. Big Fish is the story of this man's life, told as a series of legends and myths inpsired by the few facts his son, William, knows. Through these tales--hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous--William begins to understand his elusive father's great feats, and his great failings.

Movie, 2003 directed by Tim Burton

Features: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney

Tagline: An adventure as big as life itself.

Awards: It was nominated for the Oscar for Best Music, Original Score.

Have you read the book or seen the movie?

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