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by Anna
Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: 2008 Birthday Project for American Family Children's Hospital
Topic: Fantastic news! Johnny Depp says "Thank you" to the Zone!
Replies: 146
Views: 34834

Re: Fantastic news! Johnny Depp says "Thank you" to the Zone!

A lot of work goes into the Birthday Project, but the rewards are sublime. We raised enough money to provide 296 birthday parties for hospitalized children--that's more than 24 celebrations a month for a whole year! That's a lot of happy people whose pleasure was made possible by Johnny Dep...
by Anna
Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Question #20 ~ Irene Adler
Replies: 27
Views: 4820

Re: TCD Question #20 ~ Irene Adler

And, Anna , I couldn't agree with you more about the book! It is pretty horrible, even the second time around. I was just making a comparison between the character of Green Eyes in the movie and The Girl (Irene Adler) in the book. To me, she was more ambiguous and mysterious in the book; in the mov...
by Anna
Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Question #20 ~ Irene Adler
Replies: 27
Views: 4820

Re: TCD Question #20 ~ Irene Adler

Yes, I think Polanski makes it clear(er) that she's the devil (or one of his minions) in the film. He's much less subtle about it, IMO, which, IMO, makes the film less interesting compared to the book. Well, there we disagree then. I didn't like the book at all. Too many literary references, too ma...
by Anna
Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Question #20 ~ Irene Adler
Replies: 27
Views: 4820

Re: TCD Question #20 ~ Irene Adler

I think I'd be on the side of the latter. Parlez. Or, perhapsthe whole Nine Doors book thing was a red herring. Everyone was determined that the woodcuts and the text used in the proscribed way was the key to making the devil show up. Look at the terrible state of Borja at the end, and the destruct...
by Anna
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Question #20 ~ Irene Adler
Replies: 27
Views: 4820

Re: TCD Question #20 ~ Irene Adler

The description? Quite honestly I think it's bad writing. It wasn't necessary to labour the tan skin, green luminous eyes, seeming much younger/older than she was so much. I think we were getting to know more about what sort of woman the author liked than learning about Corso's likings. I know that...
by Anna
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: 2008 Birthday Project for American Family Children's Hospital
Topic: Fantastic news! Johnny Depp says "Thank you" to the Zone!
Replies: 146
Views: 34834

Re: Fantastic news! Johnny Depp says "Thank you" to the Zone!

(Actually when I say "we" I mean the rest of you, not me...I just got here 6 months ago, but luckily in time to make a donation to the birthday project)... "we", "us", "our"... it all includes each and every member who adheres and contributes to The Zone spir...
by Anna
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Question #16 ~ Comparing Corsos
Replies: 21
Views: 4462

Re: TCD Question #16 ~ Comparing Corsos

Lucas is more vulnerable, or rather his vulnerable side or Achilles' heel is implied (the Nikon subplot). Dean's character doesn't have a Nikon story told but I feel JD adds a similar layer. You know there's more to the guy than meets the eye but that could well be my JDOCD talking and I'm just ima...
by Anna
Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: 2008 Birthday Project for American Family Children's Hospital
Topic: Fantastic news! Johnny Depp says "Thank you" to the Zone!
Replies: 146
Views: 34834

Re: Fantastic news! Johnny Depp says "Thank you" to the Zone!

:grin: :truefan: :goodvibes:

Congratulations to all of us and especially to you, Natalie, and your great staff for once again organising and inspiring the Birthday Project. We ARE a special bunch!!

Thank you, JD. Bless YOU!!
by Anna
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Tidbit #3 ~ The History of Books Part 2
Replies: 19
Views: 4141

Brought the sandwich... so what I'm experiencing now is reader's digest.

Interesting stuff, DITHOT!
:cool:
by Anna
Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: ONBC - An Update on The Club Dumas
Replies: 42
Views: 6528

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:Don't confuse your Deans Kitty! :mort3: :lol: I'm sure we will be getting into that territory when we discuss the book. Read on! :cool:


Yeah, there's the little problem of one Dean being a Lucas! :lol:
by Anna
Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Tidbit #2 ~ The History of Books - Part 1
Replies: 19
Views: 3278

So that's an 'incunabulum'. The term pops up in TCD and I have been too lazy too look it up. Thanks for that and all the hard work you two put into composing these tidbits... tidlectures. If one would like to know more about the influence of the invention of the printing press (1450s) I'd like to r...
by Anna
Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: ONBC - An Update on The Club Dumas
Replies: 42
Views: 6528

Gilbert's Girl wrote:I've ordered the book should be here this week, maybe if I get time I will re read The Three Muscateers at least I don't need to buy that one too.


Does one need to read The Three Musketeers to get a better grasp of TCD?
by Anna
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: ONBC - An Update on The Club Dumas
Replies: 42
Views: 6528

I got mine really cheaply at Play. It takes a bit of an effort to get through the first half of the book but, like endora said, knowing the plot from the film and having read Dumas, it'll be a breeze for you to finish it in time for the discussion.
by Anna
Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: ONBC - An Update on The Club Dumas
Replies: 42
Views: 6528

For a jaunty version of The Three Musketeers, try Richard Lester's 70s version, with the likes of Michael York, Richard Chamberlain and the mesmerising Oliver Reed. :cool: Faye Dunaway and Geraldine Chaplin! The films bear little resemblnece to the book, even though those ones are fun. I think I fo...
by Anna
Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: ONBC - An Update on The Club Dumas
Replies: 42
Views: 6528

Jackslady wrote: For a jaunty version of The Three Musketeers, try Richard Lester's 70s version, with the likes of Michael York, Richard Chamberlain and the mesmerising Oliver Reed.


:cool: Faye Dunaway and Geraldine Chaplin!

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