Re: [mythsoc] The Two Towers, NOT
- ongoing argument:
<<... I remember being *horrified* the first time I saw the movie and they
said "it was all a dream". I was also horrified at Judy's age, the stupid
lion, and everything else they had cut from the book.
<< Roger Ebert lists _The Wizard of Oz_ among his "Great Movies", and
defends the casting of Judy Garland, saying that a child
actress--especially, if I may interject, at a time when serious child
roles, qq.v. _Night of the Hunter_ and _To Kill a Mockingbird_ among
others, were still some years away--would not have had the depth needed for
the role of Dorothy.>>
Oh, what, we have a problem that the actress' age has nothing to do with
the character's age? But that is to be expected. Think of "Grease."
THink of "Dirty Dancing." Or don't, as you may prefer. This is Hollywood,
after all. I guess little Drew Barrymores don't happen every day. Now
There is a girl that even a non-movie fan like myself can really like. wow.
I guess I have to add the Oz books to my reread list (not too soon, thanks)
because of course I read them when I was young and in equal measure
omnivorous and oblivious. Or maybe I wouldn't be able to stand them.
As for movies and TV, I don't like cutesy, although I have a weakness for
Sailor Moon (fighting weevils by moonlight and all that...). I like the
cartoon Gargoyles, although I think Elise (or whatever her name is) is so
hopeless. Move over, girlie, and I'll show you how to relate to that
amor vincit omnia