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by scarlett
Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: The Monday Night Thread
Topic: ONBC Sunday Night Thread - Favorite Book
Replies: 94
Views: 4461

Good question, Liz. I've gotten something from each book we've read but I'd have to say for favorites it's a tie between JM Barrie and the Lost Boys and On the Road . The Barrie biography generated the most intense mood swings I've had about a character. One minute sympathetic, the next suspicious. ...
by scarlett
Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: The Monday Night Thread
Topic: ONBC Sunday Night Thread - Your Favorite Moment
Replies: 32
Views: 1789

Sue C - Thanks for sharing your wonderful encounter with us. I just get so excited when Zoners -true fans- can meet and interact with him, however briefly. I swear it's those encounters that make it worthwhile to him to put up with all the crap - the tabloid press, the professional autograph hounds,...
by scarlett
Sun Jul 17, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: The Monday Night Thread
Topic: ONBC Sunday Night Thread - Your Favorite Moment
Replies: 32
Views: 1789

I think my favorite Johnny moment this week was seeing him back in fine, weird comedic form again in Willy Wonka. As soon as the cloying puppet show ended in flames (BTW, I knew at that moment that Tim and Johnny were gonna get it right) and there's Johnny/Willy to take us on the long strange trip, ...
by scarlett
Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Topic: Comparing CATCF to the Book
Replies: 8
Views: 2043

Minor Spoilers!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought the movie was very true to the spirit of the book. Freddie Highmore's Charlie was as loving and pure as I pictured him and David Kelly just brought Grandpa Joe to life for me. The various rooms in the factory and the Oompa Loompas were also true to form. I can't be sure, but even the lyric...
by scarlett
Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: Book News
Topic: More Perfume films news - Dreamworks
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Thanks, Neophyte. I just googled Ben Whishaw. http://www.rada.org/grad03/whi.html I think he definitely looks the part and, of course, I love Alan Rickman. :heart: Too bad Johnny isn't doing something with this project, but I guess there're only so many hours in the day. :cool: [/url]
by scarlett
Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Topic: C&TCF Question #12: A more politically correct version?
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

I agree with everyone's assessment of Charlie. He is a fine, noble boy who sacrifices along with the rest of his family and makes the best of his circumstances. I don't understand the criticism that he has no character other than being poor. As for the Oompa-Loompahs, when I read the story, I assume...
by scarlett
Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
Topic: A Fierce Invalids Quote
Replies: 11
Views: 2301

I see a lot of Switters in Sands, too. But I've never heard Johnny mention where he got his inspiration for Sands at all - not the way he has Inchabod and Ed Wood, for example. It would be ineteresting to know what components he put together for THAT character. Gosh, I just love Sands! lumineuse - ...
by scarlett
Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
Topic: A Fierce Invalids Quote
Replies: 11
Views: 2301

Re: A Fierce Invalids Quote

Because the CIA is an extremist organization that has the unusual ability to function outside the compromising channels of normal political and commercial restraint, it has the potential to kick out the blocks here and there and help the world to happen. Sounds an awful lot like a quote from anothe...
by scarlett
Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:39 pm
Forum: Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
Topic: FI Questioin #30: And in the end...
Replies: 32
Views: 5465

Last question! :bawl: ...Once again, my profound thanks to you, DITHOT and Liz, our fearless and tireless leaders. (Hope you are feeling better today, Liz - sorry to hear about your relapse!). Thanks for the great discussion! The hard work you put into the ONBC is obvious, and we are truly grateful...
by scarlett
Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
Topic: Fierce Invalids Question #5: Missing Links
Replies: 29
Views: 2201

What awesome stories and ideas you've all posted! Scarlett your story is beautiful! :tear: Did your kitties turn out okay? I agree, I feel animals are capable of many of these characteristics. I've seen squirrels and pheasants mourn the loss of their mates and babies. I feel animals are sometimes m...
by scarlett
Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
Topic: Fierce Invalids Question #5: Missing Links
Replies: 29
Views: 2201

This discussion reminds me why I became a vegetarian eight years ago. I had been feeding two stray wild cats in my yard for a time when one of them (the female Lucy) came up dragging her back legs behind her. (Hit by a car, I think). I managed to put my overcoat over her (because she couldn't run aw...
by scarlett
Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
Topic: Fierce Invalids Question #2: Switters and Johnny
Replies: 45
Views: 2556

I'm in late on this discussion but had to say how impressed I am at all your answers and insights. Obviously, Switters and JD share many physical and philosophical traits. For me, one similarity is found in the repeated references to Switters' eyes as "fierce", as "intense", as conveying unpredictab...
by scarlett
Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
Topic: Fierce Invalids Question #1: The Beginning
Replies: 20
Views: 1492

Okay, I'm not shy, so here goes with my :twocents: I've noticed ol TR likes to quote others in his works. I believe this verse refers to the condition of man with free will. That given choices we can do great things or look the fool. Either way it's the freedom to choose that matters, and even thou...
by scarlett
Sun Nov 07, 2004 4:44 pm
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: Question #23: "I received a letter from my father...&q
Replies: 13
Views: 912

I want to quote all of you, but I can't figure out which one, because you all have an accord on this. I agree with all of you. I was much more sympathetic toward the Earl after reading this passage. I kept thinking about J.M. Barrie and how his mother's treatment of him affected his life. Talk abou...
by scarlett
Mon Nov 01, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: Birthdays and Celebrations
Topic: Happy Birthday ONBC
Replies: 22
Views: 1553

:happybday: Happy Anniversary/Birthday, ONBC!! Like some of the others, I'm a charter member and have enjoyed every discussion since the beginning. My favorite would be JM Barrie and The Lost Boys , mainly because of the lively discussion and the input from Mr. Birkin himself. I also loved the On th...

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