Sunday, June 24, 2007

Evening, The Movie....

....opens everywhere, this Friday.

It's based on Susan Minot's luminous novel by the same name and the adaptation for screen is by Michael Cunningham (The Hours). Meryl Streep, Vanessa Redgrave, Claire Danes and Toni Collette share starring roles. By all accounts, it should be a blockbuster. I'm looking forward to seeing it, but was really disappointed to learn that it was filmed in Rhode Island. A movie set partially on a Maine island is shot in RI?

No disrespect to Rhode Island, but its coast can't hold a candle to the breath-taking beauty of the Maine coast, and quite frankly, the state (and mostly the local mid-coast people) need the money generated by a huge production such as this.

The movie is co-produced by Ms. Minot, who lives on a Maine island.


Margaret Evans Porter said...

It's a bummer when a stand-in location is never lives up the real thing.

We suffered when the Bob Murray/Richard Dreyfus film What About Bob?, set on Lake Winnipesaukee, was filmed on a lake in Virginia. It looks totally wrong to our eyes.

Anonymous said...

The movie is NOT set in Maine. The location was moved to Newport. It is perfectly appropriate to the film script. Once you see the magnificent location and house in the film you wont be disappointed.

mainelife said...

Ok, so the movie has departed from the book on that matter.....I find that even more disappointing. Chalk it up to pride in my adopted state.

Why, pray tell, would Mr. Cunningham change the location for the movie?