Sunday, May 25, 2008

Nothing Crushes Us!

Them's fighting words, eh? It's a great thing to keep in mind just now when we received fresh insight into my sister's situation. I'm not sure if I'll ever be sharing it here, but we'll see how it turns out.
I really mean to blog about a book I've loved for a long time and its more recent film version. As much as I love it, would you believe that I don't have my own copy of "The Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson (whose other works I also love, especially "Jacob Have I Loved"), but a few libraries will point out that I have a history of hogging their copies. No worries though, I'm getting a copy asap.
Anyway, Husband has a copy of the movie in his iPod and I've been watching it over and over again (Marguerite doesn't appreciate it. She always insists on watching "Hairspray" when we're in the car.). The first time I saw it, I fast-forwarded it to the end, ever hopeful that they didn't kill Leslie in the movie (the same way that I'm always hopeful that the written copy will turn out differently with maybe Leslie just moving away so she and Jess can get together later in life, maybe in college instead of in the Great Beyond... I'm sure this is some kind of complex - is there such a thing as a fairy tale/happy ever after complex? - but we won't go into that.), but even I realized that it was a forlorn hope.
I love that the Jess in the movie is cuter than the Jess in my imagination. I love that AnnaSophia Robb portrayed Leslie (I love this girl and the fact that the three things I've seen her in are all film adaptations of books I love - Samantha - An American Girl Holiday, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Bridge to Terabithia) and I love that Zooey Deschanel got to play Ms. Edmunds. Chip and I are fans because we're always fans of Hollywood people who can really sing. And then, her name is so JD Salinger ("The Catcher in the Rye" was a bad influence to me for many years... I'm not saying that the book is a bad influence in general, but that the book had a negative influence on me.) and then, of course, she's Bones' sister...

5 comments:

The Darkest Night said...

Hey Ivy..just dropping by.. to say hi;)

I haven't read the book (Bridge to Terabithia) but I got the movie recently. I didn't know that much of it *oops* I only got it cause Robert Patrick is in it.. lol..

but i REALLY loved the movie! It's really a touching story, and the kids are great in it! Very talented! Will have to read the book some day ;)

The marketing for it was pretty off though, since they made it look like a Fantasy movie and compared it to Narnia.. and to me this is NOT a fantasy movie....but I'm sure glad i bought it ..really lovely movie! (but so sad!)

anyway, hope all is well with you and your family..sweet to hear your little one is already into musicals!
/Annika

spinninglovelydays said...

Annika!!! Hi!!! I'm so glad you could drop by. Did they really market "Terabithia" like that? They must have been trying to associate it with that bandwagon to stir up interest from that crowd and it's really not necessary because the movie is already great.
As I pledged to the michaelmaguire egroup members at the beginning of the pregnancy, my daughter would be brainwashed from the womb in favor of musicals, particularly Les Miz, lol...
Off to check out your blogs :)

The Darkest Night said...

Hey Ivy...happy to be here! thanks for your comment in my Les Miz blog! :) I've replied finally LOL I'm so bad at updating that blog..

I got another one at: zunshine.wordpress.com that I tend to write in much more often lol... is it ok if I link to your blog from there? so it's easier for me to find LOL yeah I'm lazy ;(

yeah, it felt so unnecessary to try to market it as a fantasy movie, when it's really not. I mean could make sense if it's a crappy movie and they just want people to think it's like Narnia...but it such a wonderful movie, it doesn't need any false marketing...VERY annoying!!

Yeah, I remember :) LOL So has she gotten into Les Miz too ? LOL She sure is VERY adorable! I love the photos you have posted of her :)

spinninglovelydays said...

thanks and sure thang :) i'll link to yours too. would love to read about how your days are going.

The Darkest Night said...

thanks Ivy!!