Re: [mythsoc] Re: Enchanted
- David Emerson <emerdavid@...> wrote:
>Speaking of fairy-tale movies in general, did anyone see the mini-series "The 10thI saw part of that, at the instigation of a friend who loves it. It would have been much better than "Enchanted" if only it had been no longer than it. As it was I got very tired of it after a few hours, particularly of the guy who plays the wolf in a grating Method Acting style.
>Kingdom"? I believe it originally aired on the Hallmark Channel, but it's
>available on DVD (which is how I saw it). It's not great, but it does contain
>many choice bits skewering various fairy-tale conventions.
All I remember favorably at this distance was the blind lumber. When the heroes express skepticism that he can perform his profession, he booms, "Does a tree move?" This not being Tolkien, I guess it doesn't.
>I saw part of ["The 10th Kingdom"], at the instigation of a friend who loves it. It would have been much better than "Enchanted" if only it had been no longer than it. As it was I got very tired of it after a few hours, particularly of the guy who plays the wolf in a grating Method Acting style.Yes, that was one of the major failings. Scott Cohen was so much better just a year or two later as Lorelai Gilmore's love interest in "Gilmore Girls". But then, it's probably easier to be convincing as a prep school professor in love with a gorgeous woman than as a half-man half-wolf fairy tale character.
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- On Jun 4, 2008, at 4:51 AM, Elizabeth Hardy wrote:
> (And if we're voting...The perfect fairy tale movie is the ThePRINCESS BRIDE is a fun film, but my vote for the perfect fairy tale
> Princess Bride! Choosing anything else would be inconceivable!)
movie -- or as near perfect as makes no difference -- is Miyazaki's
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- It's one of those instances where I'm able to enjoy each for what they
are; I love the book (love it!) but I also love the movie (spectacular
casting! lulminous Robin Wright and Cary Elwes at his young sensitive
virile best, not to mention Mandy Patinkin and Wallace Shawn!) - in
fact, my only real complaint is the mediocre score (!! - I know, I
love Mark Knopfler - but being a great guitarist and pop musician does
*not* make one a great film composer; horrible music under the great
sword fight between Westley and Inigo at the top of the Cliffs of
Insanity - bleah).
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--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, David Emerson <emerdavid@...> wrote:
> > (And if we're voting...The perfect fairy tale movie is the The
Princess Bride! Choosing anything else would be inconceivable!)
> I liked the movie of "The Princess Bride" okay, but I *loved* the
book and so found the movie a bit disappointing by comparison. Maybe
if I'd never read the book I would've loved the movie.
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