F is for Four Freeman Foresters Fellowship

Blogging from A to Z

movieFour Weddings and a Funeral, 1994

This British comedy has an outstanding cast, not all of whom I was familiar with, and the humor is sometimes more subtle than in-your-face.  You really have to pay attention to appreciate all of the details.  Hugh Grant is the core of the movie but it is really the supporing cast who makes it so much fun – Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hannah, Andie McDowell, Simon Callow, James Fleet.

Watch it and get ready for wedding season 🙂

bookFellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien

I read this for a college class and loved it, this was way before the movies came out and I fell in love with them.  I didn’t have much experience with science fiction or fantasy and I was immediately drawn into Tolkien’s Middle Earth and the many adventures that awaited me there.  I should note that I’ve only read this first one.  I’ve tried to read The Two Towers several times over the years and have never made it past halfway before setting it aside.

actorMorgan Freeman

Is there anything he can’t do onscreen? He elevates every movie that he’s in, even when it’s a smaller part.  My five favorite Freeman roles would be 1.’Red” (Shawshank Redemption)  2.Somerset (Se7en)  3.John Rawlings (Glory)  4.Joe Clark (Lean on Me)  5. Fox (Batman trilogy)  What’s yours?

 

authorE.M. Forster

I’ve only read two books by Forster.  I read A Room with a View in 2011 and this is what I wrote.

I loved this short gem of a romance.  It addresses a young woman’s coming of age during the early 1900′s, a time that demanded little from her.  Lucy knew she wanted more, but she didn’t know what more meant.  Because she was scared of her feelings for a man who did not follow society’s rules she fled home to the security of a place that told her what her place was in the world.

I loved Lucy’s transformation and the humor Forster used to make this book fun and still important.  I loved the whole thing and was especially charmed by the end. 

Until I went back and read that I had forgotten I liked it that much.  I read Howard’s End in 2005, pre-blogging, and parts of that story have stayed with me over the years.  Given these two books I feel good about my F choice.  I need to read his most well know work, A Passage to India.  Have you read it?