Thursday, January 20, 2011

Julie Christie's 7 favorite books

Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino called "the most poetic of all actresses," was born in Chukua, Assam, India.

She has appeared in over 40 films, including Away from Her, Finding Neverland, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Afterglow, and Doctor Zhivago.

The producers of the "James Bond" series considered her for the role that subsequently went to Ursula Andress in Dr. No (1962), but dropped the idea because she was not busty enough.

She named her seven favorite books for The Week magazine. Two novels on her list:
Blindness and Seeing by Jose Saramago

My favorite books for some some years now. Stories in allegorical form by the late Portuguese writer about the manner in which western democracies exercise repression aided by the media. They are also galloping tales with wonderfully drawn characters.
Read about two more novels on her list.

--Marshal Zeringue