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Old 01-19-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I read these books. Actually I read a lot of her books. I watched some of the movie last night and it was just as bad as the one back in the eighties, imo.

Now, there was another show that is coming on next Saturday that I do want to watch. Lizzie something. I'll have to finish the rest of last nights movie and see what it is so I can record it..
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:35 PM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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I read these books. Actually I read a lot of her books. I watched some of the movie last night and it was just as bad as the one back in the eighties, imo.

Now, there was another show that is coming on next Saturday that I do want to watch. Lizzie something. I'll have to finish the rest of last nights movie and see what it is so I can record it..
Next weeks movie is about Lizzie Borden. I won't give any more away if you never heard of her but it sounds interesting. I'll have to set my DVR.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Next weeks movie is about Lizzie Borden. I won't give any more away if you never heard of her but it sounds interesting. I'll have to set my DVR.
Christina Ricci plays Lizzie … should be interesting.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:40 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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Christina Ricci plays Lizzie … should be interesting.

she's a good actress but I've seen the movie with Elizabeth Montgomery and not sure anyone could play Lizzie Borden better.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:45 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I recall seeing the movie with Victoria Tenant (was married to Steve Martin ) and felt it didn't properly depict what the author had portrayed in the book. Kind of a fluff version but perhaps was better for me to watch it than the one coming on tonight.After seeing a quick preview of tonight's Lifetime version, it seems very much in keeping with the story line of the books. Perhaps too heavy and deep for me at this point and time
Pippy I was thinking the same thing. The first movie was horrible, I was so disappointed, and bored. This does seem entirely to deep, strange how things change when you are older.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Here and There
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I *thought* so! I know I read all of them.

The 1st movie in the 80's stunk badly which is saying a lot since this wasn't exactly a literary masterpiece. But what can I say, I loved the books as a teenager. I also read several of the other books such as My Sweet Audrina, Heaven series, etc. VC Andrews (or whoever was writing them at that point) sure stuck with a theme!
I read them all as well *embarrassed*. I went to the theatre to see the movie, I remember it being terrible. I eventually grew out of VC Andrews, and on to another stinker- Danielle Steele, ugh. I have definitely grown in my literary selections, mostly non-fiction and biography's now. In my defense though, I was like all of 13-14 years old at the time.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:11 PM
 
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Parents let their teenage daughters read that book?

My mother would have slapped it out of my hands and burned it, and I was in my mid-20s when it came out. LOL
My parents didn't care what we read. They were just happy if we read. Whenever I complained about being bored, my father would go to the shelves and hand me a book---usually shocking classics that were popular at book burnings.

I'm glad my instincts were right about this movie. I didn't bother watching it.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:39 PM
 
Location: SC
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I was really looking forward to the movie because of how the books kept me on the edge of my seat back in the 80's, but I found it to be watered down, with bad acting. I think I would of enjoyed this movie more when I was 12. The grandmother looked like she was wearing too much fake set makeup, and the oldest daughter didn't look the part at all. She seemed frumpy and I couldn't get over her cheesy dyed blonde hair and bushy dark eyebrows. The ending left me feeling...meh...
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:14 PM
 
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I actually thought it was good. I thought the acting was bad. But I enjoyed it and it followed the book so much better then the first movie
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:41 AM
 
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My parents didn't care what we read. They were just happy if we read. Whenever I complained about being bored, my father would go to the shelves and hand me a book---usually shocking classics that were popular at book burnings.

I'm glad my instincts were right about this movie. I didn't bother watching it.
We must have had the same parents!

The movie wasn't as bad as I thought it would be but the bar wasnt real high. In response to another poster I also saw the original in the theater. I dragged 2 male friends to it who snarked through the whole thing. I owed them big!
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