Tuesday, May 29, 2007


I have just finished the VERY long Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Not too long ago, someone had mentioned to me in passing that they planned to make a movie out of the first book and they thought that Jim Caviezel ("Passion of the Christ") was slated to play Jamie. This filled my hear with terror.

Not that Jim Caviezel is not a great actor, but to play a 6 foot 4 inch Highlander with flaming red hair? Not a chance. For anyone who has read the series you will know that adoring James Fraser is unavoidable. A few friends and I read the first book and were sucked right in. We went on to the second, third and then fourth before we started to wane in interest as a group. I kept reading.

We so adored the books that three of us had actually seriously talked about taking a trip to Scotland (my one friend from Bath, England was was going to be our unofficial tour guide as she had been to the Highlands before) this summer since I have roots there and it would be a kick, but one friend's hubby was transferred to Canada and my English friend had the nerve to get pregnant and have a daughter this past April. So, here I sat, petrified that some movie company was going to portray Jamie & Claire incorrectly. Another book made into a bad movie.

I finally got the nerve to go to IMDB (Internet Movie Database) and see the atrocity for myself. The Outlander movie coming out this year has nothing to do with the series. Life is once again, good.

1 comment:

Susie said...

I'm with you! I hate it when they take a wonderful book and make it into a movie...and it has NOTHING to do with the original. I always think it should say "loosely based on something like this book..." I'm so glad they haven't ruined your favorite books!! :o)