Director: Ron Howard Writers: Brian Grazer (story), Bruce Jay Friedman (screen story) Stars: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah
So I’ve decided to inaugurate Friday and Saturday nights as Tom Hanks Night and watch and/or re-watch one of his films. To start of this Friday I watched Splash (1984), one of my favourite films starring Tom Hanks that I watched back when I was a kid. I haven’t seen it since so was eager to see how much I could remember and how different I felt watching it for the first and second time. Also having a soft spot for blondes this film is the perfect mix of a cast starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah is like a dream come true. I mean who doesn’t honestly want to meet a mermaid like Madison?
SO I was enthralled to hear that Tom Hanks was coming to London to sign his new book Uncommon Type: Some Stories (416p, William Heinemann, £16.99) on 2 November 2017 at the event at Waterstones. Uncommon Type is a collection of seventeen wonderful short stories and I can’t wait to get hold of a copy. Note to self: best decision ever was to move to London. No-one important ever comes to Denmark. He’s also appearing at Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival, in collaboration with Penguin Live in Tom Hanks in conversation: Uncommon Type on 1 November 2017, though tickets have long sold out. I’m sad I did not manage to get one. I’ve already ordered a signed copy online from Waterstones, but to get a chance to meet Tom Hanks in person for another signed copy, well is not one that I intend to miss. And what’s more he collects typewriters.