High Noon: a Giveaway!

High NoonTaking a break from the DABWAHA madness, Lifetime has offered a contest for y’all to further promote the Nora Roberts Suite of films.

Now, between you and me and the rest of the internet? I don’t know how these things could be better promoted from where I’m sitting. I’ve seen the ads in the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the subway stations I travel in, both uptown and downtown, and on signs on the street. And the posters are definitely eye-catching, if not for the icy color schemes than for the bizarre expressions on some of the actors’ faces. Jerry O’Connell and Lauren Stamile look as if something is going very, very wrong in their world.

Midnight Bayou is on again tonight at 9pm, and then High Noon premieres on 4 April. And you can watch Northern Lights online if you missed it on tv. Note: the film auto-plays when you load the page (GAH). So don’t click that link if you don’t want to start off your movie with a maxi pad commercial or something.

Plus, there’s a sweepstakes. You know, if you like to win stuff.

So, wanna win stuff now? Leave a comment and share what Nora book ought to be the next one made into a movie. I’m partial to the Born In trilogy – that would be some seriously verdant eye candy right there. Feel free to nominate anyone to play the leads, too. I expect everyone will say they want more of Heather Locklear, right? Right?!

I’ll pick a random commenter after 24 hours, and the winner will receive a signed (by Nora) copy of High Noon. So leave a comment. You might get lucky. Or Locklear. Or both.

 

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  1. 1
    Nelly says:

    I’d love to see Nora’s The Villa made into a movie. It’s one of my absolute favorite books of all time. That one, or her Irish Jewels trilogy would be beautiful to shoot.

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    I too loved the “Born In” series, but I also loved the “Dream” series set in Big Sur. I love the characters (of course) but the second in that series was the first Nora Roberts book I ever read. I’ve never looked back :)

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    StarOpal says:

    The Chesapeake Bay series was my first and still great love out of her books. I’d also love to see it since it’s set in Maryland, and Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay area are my roots.

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    Mary M. says:

    Lol. I didn’t even know they’d made movies from Nora Roberts books. I don’t watch much TV at all, even less foreign TV (which American TV is for me ;). But I’d love to see Naked in Death made into a movie! That series is fabulous, I finally got into it a few days and I’m gobbling up those books like fine chocolate truffles – which means, much faster than they deserve but I can’t help myself because it’s so good :D.  NAKED IN DEATH has everything to make a perfect movie: mystey, suspense, a little action, and love. it’s complete all in itself and we get to see Eve and Roarke meet.

    As for who would play the leads….yikes. Hard to say. Hugh Jackman could be a nice Roarke, but I’d probably like an unknown actor better. No idea for Eve.

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    Nadia says:

    I always picture Matthew McConaughey as Tucker in “Carnal Innocence.”  Shirt off, please.

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    Meggrs says:

    Heh. I’m not actually sure I would WANT to see my favorite NR books made into films, because they did a (IMO) terrible job with one of my early fav books: Montana Sky.

    That was the first contemp I had read, more than 10 years ago, and the total package was appealing: three stories in a single title, the setting, the characters, the conflict, the mystery—everything rang all the right bells for me and I’ve re-read it multiple times.

    And then there was the movie. If I’d only ever seen the movie, I’d have thought it was a mediocre book, at best. (And possibly an asstastic book, if the three female leads were anything to judge by—Charlotte Ross?!? Srsly?!? The women were caricatures, at best, of the well-drawn characters in the novel.)

    Honestly, I don’t think a 2-hour movie could EVER have done the story justice, but it was bad, bad, bad. Frankly, I’d be just as happy for Lifetime to keep their hands off the other Nora books that made me happy in the happy places.

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    Lori says:

    Jerry O’Connell and Lauren Stamile look as if something is going very, very wrong in their world.

    Being a reincarnated crime victim is rough. 

    My issue with the Nora movies on Lifetime is that my favorite Nora’s tend to be the ones that focus on the hero’s journey. Lifetime movies are very heroine focused. 

    That said, I think the Three Sisters Island stories could make a good movie.

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    Laurie says:

    I definitely want to put another vote in for The Villa, as it’s one of my favorites.  However, I’m also partial to Three Fates, and think it would make a pretty darned good movie as well.  Decisions, decisions, decisions.  Darned if I know who I’d want to star in either, though.

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    StarOpal says:

    Mary M.> I’ll second Hugh Jackman as Roarke.

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    Jill says:

    The Villa. I like the three generations in the story.  Do not know about casting but I am liking the actors chosen to play the mothers in the new movies.

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    Wendy says:

    I hit the mall this weekend and saw an advertisement for Midnight Bayou.  Lovely poster and very eye-catching.

    I’ve gotta go with the Born In trilogy – as long as they go with actors who can do good Irish accents (or are Irish themselves).  What I wouldn’t give to see a really hunky Murphy Muldoon on screen.  Hubba hubba.

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    krsylu says:

    Irish Jewels, definitely. Followed closely by the Chesapeake Bay quartet. Actors? Not a clue!

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    Vicky K7 says:

    I really enjoyed the Born in Series as well:)

    Free books! Yes!

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    Sarabeth says:

    I would like to see the Irish Jewels trilogy. The second one was my comfort read for years.

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    Jessa Slade says:

    How about the Key trilogy?  Hugh Jackman can be in that too. Shirtless is fine.

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    Bonnie says:

    Quinn Brothers!

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    she reads says:

    You know, this is a very well advertised series of movies. I first saw it surfing on amazon.com for books, then have run across ads other places as well. VERY smart, considering I barely watch TV and never tune into Lifetime and would have missed them. I’ve got them set to record so I can watch (ok, and occasional laugh) at my leisure. Most books turned movie can’t measure up to the written original in 2hours so I sit back and have fun with it.

    What would I like to see next? Well I don’t know all that’s been done, but I could see the Donovan family books (captivated, entranced…) with their bit of witch/magic being awesome for the screen.

    Bring in some eye candy and sit back to enjoy! :)

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    she reads says:

    Hugh Jackman can be in that too. Shirtless is fine.

    That sounds like a recipe for success.

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    JenD says:

    Oh Geez… hard call hard call.

    I’d like to see the Donovans on screen. Hell who am I kidding- I’m happy seeing *any* of them on-screen. I’m an addict, I swear.

     

    Through87- I’ve been through 87 screaming matches with my tv and my Cards still lost!

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    Liz says:

    There are so many of Nora’s books that I love, but my absolute favorite book is Three Fates.  I would also love to see the Sign of Seve Trilogy or the Three Sisters Island Trilogy too.

    NAKED IN DEATH has everything to make a perfect movie: mystey, suspense, a little action, and love. it’s complete all in itself and we get to see Eve and Roarke meet.

    Last I heard Mel Gibson’s studio has the rights to the In Death series, so a tv movie probably won’t happen.  I’m still holding out for a movie, but i haven’t heard anything about it since his anti-semitic tirade a few years ago.

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    joopiter says:

    I’d have to say Pubiic Secrets – that was my first Nora Roberts book and still my favorite.

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    Marita says:

    Oh so many choices!  I think I’m leaning towards the Born In trilogy.  Irish folk are sexy.

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    ksquard says:

    I’m with Meggrs above. I almost don’t want to see my favorites made into these films – the first foray was not encouraging and MONTANA SKY ranks as one of my all time favorite books, so that particularly was painful. I also am likely in the minority when I say keep Heather Locklear away. She acts like if she has more than one facial expression, it’ll crack her face and she emotes as well as a koala with that blank stare of hers.

    I would love to see the Born In books on film if they could do it right. The Chesapeake series is my all time favorite NR PB series, so keep away from it if it ain’t gonna be done right. And I agree the Jewel and Big Sur books would be fun on film, but I’m not willing to risk Lifetime screwing those up too.  I’m a hard sell, I know, but it’s only because I’m loyal and love some of these books beyond reason.

    The promo on this has been impressive though and I think the talent and quality is improving too, but again, I agree that 2 hours (really 1 1/2 with commercials) just can’t cut it. Among other things, FIOS is offering free on demand snippets you can order of La Nora herself discussion the latest book/movie of the week for five or six minutes.

    Irish actor for the Born In books? Well, Colin Farrel, John Rhys Meyers and Cillian Murphy are all well known, talent Irish actors – and hot too!

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    Lisa W. says:

    I would love to see the Three sisters Island triology turned into movies. I love the magic of this series and think they would make great movies.

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    Nonnie says:

    I’d love to see the MacGregors brought to life.  That’d be beyond awesome, but I don’t know if any of Nora’s Silhouettes are possible stories.  As for actors, the only one who comes to mind is Angie Harmon for Serena.

    Last I heard Mel Gibson’s studio has the rights to the In Death series, so a tv movie probably won’t happen.  I’m still holding out for a movie, but i haven’t heard anything about it since his anti-semitic tirade a few years ago.

    The rights have long since reverted back to Nora, so while it’s possible the IDs would hit the small screen, I’m holding out for the big screen, I don’t think they’d translate to the small screen very well.

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    Liz says:

    I also am likely in the minority when I say keep Heather Locklear away. She acts like if she has more than one facial expression, it’ll crack her face and she emotes as well as a koala with that blank stare of hers.

    I completely agree with you!  i could not stand her in angel falls!  she was so wooden.

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    Liz says:

    The rights have long since reverted back to Nora, so while it’s possible the IDs would hit the small screen, I’m holding out for the big screen, I don’t think they’d translate to the small screen very well.

    It might work as a televiosion series instead of a movie, although it didn’t work so well for Women’s Murder Club or Blood Ties.

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    Peyton says:

    I would like to see the In the Garden trilogy as Lifetime movies. I agree that Lifetime focuses on women, and I feel this Nora series concentrates on the heroine’s journey to love. Also, it has pregnant, lonely Hayley find love. So good!

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    The Scarlet Which says:

    Montana Sky was the first romance I ever read (snuck from my mom’s hidey-hole in the linen closet) and they totally bitched that movie up like DAMN.

    That said, I’m a huge fan of the “Born In…” and would totally watch that (those) movie(s). I can get behind Hugh Jackman love (heh), but I hope they don’t go with some faded “TV Ugly” soap star. TV Ugly, dudes, not ugly ugly. Maybe some diversity? Whither the hott brown men, romancelandia?

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    Barb says:

    I’ve always thought that In Death could be a great series on HBO. But I’m very afraid that they’d miscast Eve and Roarke, so just as well that it hasn’t happened.  If Lifetime gets the rights to any of In Death, I’m really not watching.

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