Paul Giamatti ruining a good thing
I had the pleasure of hearing David McCullough speak when he came to my undergrad (OU) a while back. He was such a wonderful presence and I still remember that when asked what books he read that inspired him as a writer, he didn't respond pretentiously or loftily, but rather said that the books that inspired him included Seabiscuit and Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos. I will never forget that.
I loved this gentle, sweet looking man and I love that he weaves historical events into great books. I love that I have a signed copy of John Adams. But I HATE HATE HATE Paul Giamatti and am so bumming that he is in the movie! Argh. But, I am looking forward to the adaptation of the book. At least Laura Linney is also in it--she might be able to save it.