Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Book Trailer of the Week: The Little Prince (movie version)

This may be the first time I've ever used the word "enchanting" in a sentence, but there is no other way to describe this movie trailer.  The Little Prince is not one of my favorite books (I don't think I have ever read it, actually) so I'm speaking here as an adult and not reacting from some long-buried childhood memory:

This movie is enchanting.  Period.


  1. I agree with you, Sam. Enchanting. I would love to see this movie after watching that trailer. And like you, I have never read the little book -- even though I have had a copy of it at home for at least 15 years now. And so many people have told me to read it. I don't know why I've never done it yet.
    On a totally unrelated note.... the recent Pulitzer Prize.
    Ahh, Sam -- I know you didn't like All The Light We Cannot See, and I even neglected to read the book after hearing your initial comments on it, way back when. But then I caved in and bought the thing and read it, and wow -- I honestly really loved the book. I'm not saying it is a Pulitzer-type book, but then again, a while back I read The Shipping News and that one won a Pulitzer also, and I very much thought that book was a dud. It just goes to show you though -- books are such a sort of personal thing. Really astute readers [like us] will not always agree on what is "good".

  2. I totally agree with you about how books hit different readers differently. That's why I was so careful to close my four posts with a section on hoping I didn't scare anyone away from at least trying the book. I am honestly shocked that it won the Pulitzer but of all the prizes, the Pulitzer is the one I have least respect for, so I can't get too excited about it. The Shipping News was so dark and dreary...and dull...that it was destined to be a prize winner of some sort. I seldom understand what the pros see in books, seems like.

    I've never owned a copy of The Little Prince other than the French language version that I studied from when I was learning how to read French. But I only ever read the assigned passages and never the book. I need to see this movie, though, no doubt about it.

    Always good to hear from you, Cip.