19559Re: Lewis review in the movies
- Mar 6, 2008That's wild, David - what was the implication that the Jones character
couldn't understand a word? Did he not *read* or did he not grasp the
-- Lynn --
--- In email@example.com, David Bratman <dbratman@...> wrote:
> In the film "In the Valley of Elah", there's an unexpectedly
hilarious moment when Tommy Lee Jones (crusty old retired soldier) is
going to read a bedtime story to the young son of Charlize Theron
(police detective and single mother).
> He picks up the book, which is a paperback of _The Lion, the Witch
and the Wardrobe_, leafs through it silently, and when the boy says,
"You're supposed to read it to me," he replies, "I don't understand
one word of it."
> So as the boy's name is David, he tells him the story of David and
Goliath instead, hence the title of the film, that being where the
battle took place. Imagine the film being named for Narnia instead:
it would terribly confuse everyone waiting for the _Prince Caspian_ film.
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