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by lizbet
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Video Clips
Topic: Video Clips--The Cast of MOTOE on Graham Norton
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Video Clips--The Cast of MOTOE on Graham Norton

Not a Graham Norton fan but 5 of the cast come on -- loved that Johnny looked great and that he was so chummy and sweet with “Damn, Dame Judi Dench” - she is so naughty - they were both giggling when they showed her clip from Pirates - her eyes were gleaming with mischief when Graham asked what Cap’...
by lizbet
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: 2012 Birthday Project for Project Pueblo
Topic: 2012 Birthday Project Update--Our donations at work
Replies: 80
Views: 17837

Re: 2012 Birthday Project Update--Our donations at work

I'm almost speechless and those over at ONBC who remember me will find that impossible! An aid organization that responds so promptly to its donors with personalized thanks and continued updates AND that they have just got on with doing what their organization is supposed to do - help people! Congra...
by lizbet
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Announcements and Calendars
Topic: Share Your Book Recommendations
Replies: 305
Views: 78956

Re: Share Your Book Recommendations

Hello ladies - not sure if this is the right place to mention this but DITHOT or Liz will make sure things are kosher so here goes - over at audible.com right now SHANTARAM is on sale for $4.95 (oh yes - that's an audible version of G.D. Roberts epic) - not sure if its ever going to make it to the s...
by lizbet
Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Question #20 ~ Live Action or Animation?
Replies: 10
Views: 2241

Re: Hugo Cabret Question #20 ~ Live Action or Animation?

Definitely live action with animation / cg as there's nothing fantastical about how the characters live their daily lives which would warrant the entire film being done in animation. Keep it live action and period. Mr. Scorsese's movies are rich with layers and layers of historical detail so I'm ver...
by lizbet
Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Question #4 ~ Hugo
Replies: 16
Views: 2192

Re: Hugo Cabret Question #4 ~ Hugo

As much as we've seen that Mr. Selznick is doing something new the way he has presented The Invention of Hugo Cabret - the story itself is part of a long tradition of stories about children on their own / with absent parents. This is the first time in reading such a story however that I actually fee...
by lizbet
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Tidbit #1 ~ Brian Selznick + HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Replies: 13
Views: 1385

Re: Hugo Cabret Tidbit #1 ~ Brian Selznick + HAPPY BIRTHDAY

:birthdayballoon:

Happy Birthday Brian - a fellow moon child - born under the sign of Cancer!
by lizbet
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Question #3 ~ Black and White
Replies: 17
Views: 2278

Re: Hugo Cabret Question #3 ~ Black and White

Just a thought about Mr. Selznick's use of pencial drawings - I wonder if it is a nod to the drawings Papa George, Hugo's father and Hugo himself drew!? I love his description of Hugo rubbing his father's notebook with his thumb! Notebooks (paper in general) and pencils are two of my obsessions - ne...
by lizbet
Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Question #2 ~ Style
Replies: 20
Views: 1544

Re: Hugo Cabret Question #2 ~ Style

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:lizbet, sometimes during a discussion I have an "aha!" moment when someone sees something I don't and I see the book from a different perspective.


DITHOT - do you mean that you've had that moment for Hugo already or that I might?! Too much sun today :blush:
by lizbet
Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Question #2 ~ Style
Replies: 20
Views: 1544

Re: Hugo Cabret Question #2 ~ Style

My initial reaction was uncertainty. Even now with realizing the author's intention for his illustrations and my love for pencial drawings I am still uncertain. This is the kind of book I wish I had read as a child. I would have liked to know what kind of reaction I would have had to it then. I love...
by lizbet
Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Question #1 ~ Professor Alcofrisbas
Replies: 14
Views: 1724

Re: Hugo Cabret Question #1 ~ Professor Alcofrisbas

It's been a couple of years since I first read Hugo so if I was completely honest I'm going to have to say - yes - pleasantly surprised. I remember skimming over the introduction as I was captivated by the format of the book and it wasn't until a month or so ago when I first "listened" to ...
by lizbet
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Tidbit #13 ~ The Clock Store & other Silly Symphonies
Replies: 12
Views: 1370

Re: Hugo Cabret Tidbit #13 ~ The Clock Store & other Silly Symphonies

fansmom - that must be it - there were only a handful of regular shows that we watched: Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Bugsy Bunny and Disney - a well balanced weekend's viewing :lol:
by lizbet
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Tidbit #17 ~ Prometheus
Replies: 14
Views: 4490

Re: Hugo Cabret Tidbit #17 ~ Prometheus

fansmom :biglaugh: :yikes: the thought of going through that experience repeatedly is beyond rational comprehention :biglaugh: :yikes: it certainly would be a punishment for a very CAPITAL sin
by lizbet
Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Discussion Begins Monday ~ July 12!!
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Hugo Cabret Discussion Begins Monday ~ July 12!!

:frenchie: Just a reminder that if you were unable to get a copy of Hugo that there is a marvelous audio version available through audible.com - its not quite the same without the beautiful illustrations but it really is a lovely way to spend 2 hrs. and 51 mins. :cool: see you all on Monday
by lizbet
Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Tidbit #19 ~ Exposition Coloniale de Paris 1931
Replies: 8
Views: 5988

Re: Hugo Cabret Tidbit #19 ~ Exposition Coloniale de Paris 1931

Buster, I'm not familiar with the Montreal Expo. Were there similar exhibits? :-O Much of what I remember regarding what we called "Expo '67" was a lot of flag waving as it were as it coincided with Canada being 100 years old - :canada: We badgered my poor Dad to pack up the six of us in ...
by lizbet
Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Topic: Hugo Cabret Tidbit #18 ~ Gare Montparnasse
Replies: 11
Views: 3436

Re: Hugo Cabret Tidbit #18 ~ Gare Montparnasse

No matter how many times I read about / see those photographs from Gere Montparnasse - I can't imagine the reality of the train over shooting the tracks and coming out the end of the building - it some how feels surreal and a movie special effect!?!? Travel by train (if one had money) must have been...

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