15922Re: [mythsoc] Re: can anyone recommend books/videos for a 10-yr-old girl?
- Dec 1, 2005Ellen & Walter,
You are correct, Ms. & Sir.
David Emerson gave me & Jo this as a beer & pizza gift when he came down
to Metamora to jam with a Fine Kettle of Fish on our way to Mythcon in
Nashville in '03 or in Ann Arbor in '04. The fact that central to
Illinois from St. Paul to Nashville makes much more sense than to U.
Michigan leads me to believe it was '04.
It is brilliant. Circe myth evoked, Hansel & Gretel reversed, Disney's
Pinocchio, Edge-O-Phobia & Jackson's Moria Staggering Staircases also
Like every truly great tale as old as Sir Gawaine & Treasure Island or
CSL & JRRT, or as recent as Yolen-Stemple's Pay the Piper or
Horvath-Wiles Line Drives: 100 Contemporary Baseball Poems, it is about
And about two hours long.
Heed Ellen's & Padgett's advice: Foster's advice.
Walter Padgett wrote:
>On 12/1/05, Ellen <carnimiriel@...> wrote:[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>>I also had another thought for a film that I don't believe anyone has
>>mentioned yet - /Spirited Away - /the English-dubbed version of a
>>Japanese animated film that won the 2003 Oscar. It is a marvelous fairy
>>tale of a girl who ends up in a world of spirits and, among other
>>adventures, has to stand up to some very unusual spirit characters,
>>befriend a dragon, and rescue her parents, who have been turned into
>>pigs. It is also a great cross-cultural experience because of the
>>Japanese setting and mythology. I loved this so much I have rented it
>>three times total, and I seldom do that for a movie. I highly recommend
>>checking it out!
>Yes. I loved =Spirited Away.= What was especially interesting was
>the old grandfather character, and the way he talked to the little
>girl. He scolded her mercilessly in private, but his actions showed
>her that he cared for her quite deeply. He was willing to give her
>the train tickets she needed, and he got her a job by bribing someone
>with a mysterious black noodle. That was funny. I think our daughter
>was probably 8 or 9 when we watched it together. She is 11 now, and
>we still refer to it, occasionally. It changed the way we saw things,
>a little. I think it is a great movie.
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