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May 10th, 2004
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Wrinkle in Time...
Well, M. L'Engle didn't like it [Newsweek: Did it meet your Expectations? ML: Oh, yes. I expected it to be bad, and it was.] I found it unengaging--but Quinn found it utterly fascinating and held himself awake by brute force of will (he has lots of will) all the way to the end...after which he said, "Mommy, I'm ready to go to sleep." Ummm...YEAH, I think so!

The thunder and lightning and rain is MOST impressive.

I will not stay up until 0300 reading again. (Nor will I surf LJ, nor will I watch TV).

Sleepy...must rotate laundry and call it a day.

And snuggle. There must be snuggling.

Eyes hurt...tired.

Someone please transcribe my silly posts...I haven't even listened to them yet.

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From:puzzledance
Date:May 10th, 2004 11:35 pm (UTC)
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I seem to remember an animated version of this book -- or am I imagining things? A live-action version doesn't sound promising. I would have had low expectations, too.
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From:happypete
Date:May 11th, 2004 09:06 am (UTC)

I think there was...

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yeah, the special effects were medium-cheesy...
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From:puzzledance
Date:May 11th, 2004 09:34 am (UTC)

Re: I think there was...

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This strikes me as a story in which it would be difficult for the effects to be non-cheesy.

As for the the animated version I mentioned before, the more I think about it, the more I think it may have just been static drawings with voice-overs. I think I saw it in school.
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From:prettypammie
Date:May 11th, 2004 06:36 am (UTC)
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Um - you didn't stay up until 3AM, bc when the thunder got bad and Quinn woke up scared and with a 103 fever at 2AM, you were sound asleep and moaned pitifully at me to go fix everything.
Or are you referring to the night before last? :)

-P
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From:happypete
Date:May 11th, 2004 06:57 am (UTC)

night before last...

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and you dragged me downstairs because you thought the lightning was too close...
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From:scarlettj9
Date:May 11th, 2004 01:07 pm (UTC)
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So I'm confused...isn't Wonderful World of Disney supposed to be for kids...and don't most kids go to sleep early on a school night (except those too young for school - and they usualy fall asleep early on their own). Even I fell asleep, about 10:30. I remember the books being so well written, and this show was slow and boring and dull and......
I guess I should stick to the books.

Huggs.

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From:phoenix_glow
Date:May 11th, 2004 08:14 pm (UTC)
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You know, I really enjoyed watching the "Wrinkle in Time" tv movie last night, but I'm thinking it's probably just because I'm such a fan of the book and knew where each scene was coming from. I think for someone who hadn't read the book, the movie would have been really confusing and really sappy.

Kind of like the "Lord of the Rings" series. I have to admit, I'm just not a Tolkien fan, and when I went to see the movies, I was bored and lost.

Same kinda deal.

(I agree too, it went on waaay too late. You really had to tape it so you could zap thru the endless commercials.)
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From:happypete
Date:May 12th, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC)

yes..

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bad commercials...no biscuit...

but Quinn, who has been know to just get up from a show or movie mid-stream and announce he wants to go to bed, hung in 'till the very end...much ho my amazement!
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