The old saying goes, “Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.” The same thing holds true for legends.
What could be better than living as a nobleman in a society of learning and culture, respected for shrewdness and cunning, in which every man is his own master and can compete as equals according to their skills?
Few films attain an iconic status that allows them to stand the test of time and remain relevant to each successive generation so that it becomes a cultural institution that transcends time and has a shelf life which extends long beyond its initial release.
Although the movie showed little success at its first publication (perhaps the title turned people away?), it became wildly popular in 1988 (when VHS and new-fangled “videos” were introduced) as the few who had first loved The Princess Bride showed it to their children… and then to their grandchildren.
I have personally come to the irrevocable conclusion that Jo Bhaer should have been Jo Laurence, and I can’t resist explaining my opinion with the following 10 reasons:
But when John accidentally falls into a rushing river and is carried by the current into the outskirts of The Doone Valley, he meets a playful young girl who he teaches how to fish with her hands before she helps him escape back home.
By Avellina Balestri, June 4, 2016 Word Count: 3612 Rating: G Summary: Favorite Disney movies and their impact on the author. In one way or another, all of us have been deeply affected by the legacy of Walt Disney. Maybe we fell in love with the magical animated features as kids or wound up visiting... Continue Reading →
We prove whether or not we are truly free when we have to make decisions about good and evil. When we experience an injustice, we usually respond in one of two ways. Either we ignore the wrong, detach ourselves from it, and refuse to face it as an objective evil, or we allow the unpleasant experience to define us, and hatred and rage for our persecutors governs our actions thereafter.
By Killarney Traynor Word Count: 1839 Rating: G Summary: A review of various Jane Eyre adaptations though the years. “The book is always better,” someone said to me one day. “I don’t know why you even bother watching film versions. They are never as good.” She was referring, of course, to my Jane Eyre movie collection and... Continue Reading →