A novel written by Nicholas Sparks was made into a major motion picture.
My daughter and I love to read and Nicholas Sparks is on the top of our list. We read this book a few years ago and were just thrilled to hear that it was made into a movie and of all actors Richard Gere. Wow, and it could not have been filmed in a more romantic place.
Sparks is a sentimental novelist. "Nights in Rodanthe" tells the story of Adrienne and Paul, two people of a certain age who happen to be sharing a Rodanthe bed and breakfast during a late season storm. Both are at a crossroads in their lives. Both are unattached. What could happen from here?
Expect lots of redemption and growth from this film. Parents and children begin to understand and forgive: people gain new insight into their own lives and fortitude" we are reminded of the power and poignancy of romantic love.
"Nights in Rodanthe" an ode to grace to all that makes Hatteras and Ocrocoke islands inviting to people the world over.
Their local newspaper The Island Breeze has some wonderful articles~slideshows and trailers go here and click on "local news" for alot more info on the movie.) I can spend hours there!
Hatteras meets Hollywood in the movie Nights in Rodanthe, opening nationwide on Sept. 26. The flick was filmed on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands in May 2007. Richard Gere and Diane Lane have the starring roles. Not only does the movie put Rodanthe on the map, islanders took center stage as extras, providing security, and in scores of other ways. Gere and Lane walk on the beach in a Warner Bros. photo. The Rondathe beach house named "Serendipity" turned into "The Inn at Rodanthe" for the movie. Islanders lined up in the rain to be extras in the movie.
Talk was that ferry workers report that only Richard Gere of all the cast and crew, was pooped on by seagulls, at least twice. LOL Being splattered by seagull waste is believed to bring good luck. Could this mean "Nights in Rodanthe"is the next "Officer and a Gentleman" or Pretty Woman"?
They even used local musicians in the movie.
For the weeks the movie was being filmed the favorite sport among locals was sightings of Richard Gere and Diane Lane. The stars who played the romantic lead roles and stayed at the Tranquil House Inn in Manteo (pictured below). In addition to the beach house, locations shoots were done at the Hatteras Island Fishing Pier in Rodanthe, on the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry, on Ocracoke Island, in Manns Harbor and in Manteo.
Other novels written by Sparks that were made into movies were, "The Notebook".
Message In A Bottle
Message In A Bottle
A Walk To Remember.
Remembering how wonderful these movies were I'm sure this one will be memorable! Thank you for stopping by and I hope all you romantics out there will get to see this movie.
An editor from blogher just wrote to tell me that she has linked her interview with Nicholas Sparks to my blog, here's her link so you can have a look. It's very good!!!