Monday, September 22, 2008

Nights In Rodanthe filmed in the Outer Banks

On my recent vacation to the Outer Banks, NC the Island was all a buzz about the new movie starting Richard Gere and Diane Lane titled "Nights in Rodnathe".
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
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!!!
Blessings, Shirl


celestina marie said...

Hi Shirl, I am so excited for this movie. DH and I have read all N.S books. We started with the first one The Notebook and saw that movie too. It is to open here this Friday. DH just asked me to go. I can't wait. Sure enjoyed the book. Thank you for sharing all this info about the movie and books. Can't wait to hear back from you what you thought. Have fun
Blessings always.
Love ya, Celestina
la rea rose

Jennifer said...

Mom I can't wait to see this movie!I love your post with all the pics from Hatteras based on the movie.Its so interesting.I love Richared Gere too,hes such a great actor.I can't wait for it to come out here.Oh the kitty reading is adorable!Love ya,Jen

Mary said...

Good morning Shirley,

Thank you for posting about the movie. I always wait for movies to come out on DVD. I know, I am a little eccentric, tee hee! Richard Gere is a favorite actor. I loved the movie, Message in a Bottle. The books are always better than the movies, don't you think? I loved Notebook but I didn't read the book. I will be back to the is post to enlarge and read more. I want to read the article on the author. Love all this background info. Have a wonderful day Shirley!!

A Hint of Home said...

Great author and book. He started writing here in Simpsonville, SC and alwasys comes here to start abook tour.
It's been a while since I've been to the outer banks. I'll have to think about getting back there.

Tracy said...

Hi, Shirl! I'm looking foward to seeing this film too...I've always liked Richard Gere, so I'll watch anything he's in! ;o) But this was a very interesting post--thanks! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Connie said...

I don't think I've read any of his books. I'll have to check them out, sweetpea!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I love Richard Gere . I will definitely go see this movie . I love a good romance movie.

Miss Rhea said...

I cant wait to see it too. Ed and I might go next monday ( if he is awake !! lol )

Hugs :)

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Shirl, I was just writting to SmilingSal about this movie! While my sister is visiting from California, we both really want to go see the movie. We both like Nicholas Spark novels and movies form his books, "The NoteBook." How neat that it was where you went on vacation. hugs, Ellen

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

GORGEOUS post Shirl! I am going to see that movie this weekend with my Grandma and my mom! A chick flick for sure! That and Cold Stone Creamery afterward, how perfect, lol!

Love you,

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Happy belated Birthday Shirl! What a pretty cake~
Congrats on your new stove. Your kitchen is so pretty!

Looks like a beautiful vacation. You found some really cute things.

Lot's of gorgeous gifts~ you're a lucky girl!

That jadeite kitten plate is one of the neatest things I've seen.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Loved this post. It really makes me want to see this movie.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Dawn said...

One year at the end of school a parent gave me a gift that included the book, "The Notebook". It was the first Nicholas Sparks book that I read. I was hooked and I have been reading as many as I can. I love his books. I'm looking forward to seeing this new movie.

take care,

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Shirl, I went and saw the movie today and bawled like a baby!!! But it was so good!

Beautiful post and congratulations on the link! I went and checked it out :)

Love ya,

Rachel said...

Thank you for posting this! I had a few questions about some of the locations they filmed and they were all answered. I just saw this movie yesterday! My family just vacationed across the street from the house they used in the movie so it was fun to see everywhere that I had just been to this past summer! When we saw the house on the beach the first thing we said was "wow, that house is close to the water!" We had no clue that it was going to be the house in the actual movie! Pretty cool!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

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Inspiration By Karen said...

I enjoyed reading your blog which I found while looking to see if the Inn really existed from the movie Nights in Rodanthe! Thanks for sharing I loved the movie along with all of the others you wrote about~