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by gilly
Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: The Monday Night Thread
Topic: Sunday Night Thread: Spring is in the air?
Replies: 83
Views: 4235

Sunday Night Thread spring is inthe air?

Autumn is in the air here and it is just the most beautiful of seasons.Finally the temps are below 30 degrees,the nights are slightly cooler and the hurricanes disappear.Though we have 2 off Northern Australia at the moment-Cyclone Ingrid and Cyclone Willy.Queensland is the skin-cancer capital of th...
by gilly
Sun Mar 13, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: Book News
Topic: Briton to write Peter Pan sequel
Replies: 22
Views: 1107

Briton to write Peter Pan sequel.

I'm with you Glendaleigh,why do they have to 'muck on' with things.?I see P.Pan as a heart-felt,deeply personal love song 'to the five'.That's who Barrie dedicated it to.In his preface he says ''in memory of what we have been to each other''.I can't possibly visualise a Captain Pan,grown up.I guess ...
by gilly
Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:05 am
Forum: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Topic: C&TCF Question #12: A more politically correct version?
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

Question 12 A more politically correct version

I knew that there were different versions to the story and I believe R Dahl did bow to pressure from his editors to make changes.He had a very strained relationship with his editors at times.I am confident that Tim and Johnny's film will not be a sanitised one.I can't see them bringing in a Charlie ...
by gilly
Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:22 pm
Forum: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Topic: C&TCF Question #11: Why this movie?
Replies: 20
Views: 3224

Question 11.Why this movie?

I think you've said it all and so eloquently.But to add a bit more.Tim has spoken before of the dysfunctionalism of families,the sense of feeling an outsider as a child,the sense of looking from the outside in and I think these themes are reflected in the book.Johnny shares the same perceptions.So y...
by gilly
Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Topic: CATCF Question #6 - Another Commentary?
Replies: 11
Views: 1810

Question 6 Another Commentary

I must admit I feel a little uneasy seeing all the merchandising already out there for CATCF.I remember what Johnny said about the over-commercialisation for 21 JS. I'm with Grandma Josephines's comment ''It makes me quite ill''..DITHOT-I agree with you-I hope CATCF doesn't get over-exposed.Some hop...
by gilly
Sat Mar 12, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Topic: C&TCF Question #10: Other Movie Suggestions?
Replies: 38
Views: 4388

Question 10-other movie suggestions

Hi Lizbet.For the Mad Hatter he could wear his W.W. hat!He'd make a good cat too-his movements are so sinuous and graceful,very instinctive
by gilly
Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Topic: C&TCF Question #10: Other Movie Suggestions?
Replies: 38
Views: 4388

Question 10-other movie suggestions

Yes DITHOT.'Good Omens'would have been fantastic.Terry Gilliam had high hopes,didn't he, of getting this made,but back in c1998,Johnny didnt have the so called Hollywood clout he has now..Wasn't the comment something like'Johnny Depp?Doesn't he do those European arthouse films? :baby:
by gilly
Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Topic: C&TCF Question #10: Other Movie Suggestions?
Replies: 38
Views: 4388

Question 19 Other movie suggestions

I know this may never happen but I can really visualise Johnny as Crowley in 'Good Omens'by Gaimon/Pratchett.Johnny as a fallen angel ,all in black-black shirt,tight black pants,black hat,black boots- :-O sorry,getting carried away!!It would be a great movie to film,very Harry Potterish.Remember his...
by gilly
Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Topic: C&TCF Question #9: Dare I ask?
Replies: 20
Views: 3190

Question 9 Dare I ask?

How about a chocolate Willy Wonka,like the chocolate Santas you get at Christmas.Then you could spend half an hour deciding which end to nibble first.If you know what I mean? :capnjack:
by gilly
Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Topic: CATCF Question #8 - Your Favorite Thing
Replies: 22
Views: 2871

Question 8 Your Favourite Thing

I'll jump in here Liz ands say that my favourite thing was the fact it wasn't a cutesy story,that it showed the murkier side of character,combined with the idea of a tour through a chocolate factory.Who wouldn't want a glimpse of that-but it's not a chocolate factory that we could predict.I re-read ...
by gilly
Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:35 am
Forum: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Topic: CATCF Question #7 - The Original Movie
Replies: 25
Views: 3394

Question 7.The Original Movie

Thank you Liz for your kind welcome.I look forward to being a part of this board,full of intelligent,insightful and funny women!
by gilly
Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:01 am
Forum: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Topic: CATCF Question #5 - Mike Teavee
Replies: 16
Views: 2778

Mike Teevee

Dahl often spoke about the demon influence of T.V and it's role in replacing reading.He was a heavy promoter of literacy and childen- reading all his life.I'm with the consensus. T.V has it's place as long it is not dominant.My son is Autistic and communes better with his T.V and computer than peopl...
by gilly
Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:03 am
Forum: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Topic: CATCF Question #7 - The Original Movie
Replies: 25
Views: 3394

question 7 the original movie

Hi ,I hope this works.I'm new!I found the original movie quite different from the book in it's overall tone.To turn the book into a musical seemed an antiquated idea,even for that time.I enjoyed seeing a version of a great story on the screen,but even then,realised it was only a version..I have read...

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