Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The book was better than the movie

We watched Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea last week. It wasn't bad, really, but some of the characters were better casted than others. Peter Lory (sp?) as Conciel just wasn't believable- he was too old- and his character wasn't faithful to Professor Aronax, like he was in the book. I thought Kirk Douglas did a fabulous job as Ned Land, and like Dy, I thought the musical scene was great. I also liked the kissing seal, lol.

The book was fabulous, though, and I highly recommend it. I am not sure what Papa is going to read next. I am trying to find The Pickwick Papers by Dickens, but he may end up reading some other Dickens. Lately we have been watching movies instead of reading.

Last night, we watched Treasure Planet, and I thought it was quite good. It made me want to go back and read Treasure Island, though.

Gotta go- I am figuring out my curiculum orders and getting ready for a monster bill-paying session tomorrow!


Pamela said...

I so love movies but am amazed how many times the characters in our heads (reading) are so much richer than the movies rendition. Our human minds really are a marvel don't you think?

Great prosperity! Enjoy the curriculum order and sharing with the world thru monies. A friend of mine blesses her bills as she sends them out, nice shift in consciousness.

Enjoy the sunshine ~ ever so pretty, moderate temperatures. I like it!

Hugs to the healing children,


Dy said...

The boys got a kick out of finding the differences between Treasure Planet and Treasure Island. I thought the nod to RLS w/ the Legacy was pretty cool. The montage makes me cry in TP, though. Really well-done, in all.

Hope you are having a splendid day!!


Laney said...

Hey there!

I know what you mean about the movie not being as good as the book.

What curriculum did you order? I went with Sonlight for history for the first time ever. We'll see how it goes.

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