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Helping Another Author

Let me start this post by stating I have not read “My Sister’s Keeper”. I know this book has some crazy twist ending. I do not know this ending and I don’t want anyone to tell me, as I intend to read this book when my Kindle arrives. I urge anyone who feels they need to comment to please not say anything about this ending. Thank you.

Now… on Friday Jodi Picoult spoke at a local bookstore, as she always does this time of the year. My wife is huge fan and we saw her read from her new book and then she got her copy signed. At the end of the Q&A session, Jodi told everyone some good news and bad news:

The good news: Her book “My Sister’s Keeper” is being made into a movie.
The bad news: They’re changing the ending.

Now anyone who has read this book or knows anything about this book, knows the ending is integral to the story. While I don’t know the big twist, I don’t think it’s right to cut it from the movie. Jodi told everyone that she’s been going to bat for the movie but the producer has single-handedly made the choice to change the end.

Essentialy she’s been told readers don’t matter and the change is going to go forward. She’s taking action.

I’m passing on her request that the movie’s producer and top person at New Line Cinema be contacted and told that the correct ending must stay and they are making a mistake by changing it. She held up a huge poster for ten minutes with their contact information. Here it is:

Mark Johnson (Producer): Mark@granviaprod.com
toby Emmerich (Top person at New Line Cinema) Toby.Emmerich@newline.com

Feel free to contact these two individuals and let them know what you think about this change.

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Cloverfield Stole 90 Minutes From Me

Cloverfield Cloverfield is the big new J.J. Abrams movie that takes place in New York. Without giving anything away, it’s a monster movie shot in the POV of some residents. It follows their experiences with this whole thing.

For a movie with so much underground hype and a big name behind it, I expected more. I hate to say it but this movie gets a four or a five on a 1-10 scale. I honestly can’t tell which was worse: Cloverfield or I Am Legend.

This is 90 minutes of my life I won’t get back. Wait for the DVD if you can.

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