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ABOUT TIME has some problems, especially with keeping to his own rules of time travel, but the movie has a terrific message, and one we could all use every day of the year. There was that pleasant jolt of recognition, and then a resolution to reread her books. It's also a great poem. I won't quote the whole thing--you can read it online--but here are a couple of relevant passages: I arise, I face the sunrise, And do the things my fathers learned to do.
Stars in the purple dusk above the rooftops Pale in a saffron mist and seem to die, And I myself on swiftly tilting planet Stand before a glass and tie my tie The earth revolves with me, yet makes no mostion, The stars pale silently in a coral sky.
In a whistling void I stand before my mirror, Unconcerned, and tie my tie I ascend from darkness And depart on the winds of space for I know not where; My watch is wound, a key is in my pocket, And the sky is darkened as I descend the stair. There are shadows across the windows, clouds in heaven, And a god among the stars; and I will go Thinking of him as Write an obituary for beowulf text might think of daybreak And humming a tune I know A wonderful season to all of you, full of holidays and songs!
November, Update from Connie Hi, Everybody, I haven't posted in awhile--mostly because I've been working like mad on my new novel, which is due in the spring.
We had breakfast with Craig Chrissinger's Albuquerque gang and planned out our traditional Thanksgiving dinner-booksigning-movie get-together. Travers, he plays Walt Disney, and if you get a chance, check out the newspaper ad for the movie--it's brilliant!
As to the rest of the convention, my husband Courtney demonstrated antique sewing machines, taught kids to sew, and did science demos.
He's way more of a draw at Milehicon than I am, so much so that I always end up scheduled against him because no one else wants to be. I did a thing on happy endings and a reading and was on a panel about how to create alien and one on "The Ten Best Fantasy Films," which was great. The biggest problem was that there were so many terrific fantasy movies to choose from.
And all so different!
And they're all so different! And ten is obviously way too few for a definitive list, so I went for a list of personal favorites which people might not have seen, and then cheated a little. And then kept thinking of more I wanted to add.
Here's my list, in no particular order except the top two and the last one, which are my all-time favorites: We saw it on the day it opened without knowing anything about it, which is the best way to see it and the reason I'm not going to say anything else. Best line--"I don't have a dog?!
I was surprised at the chorus of "Yeah! Who would have thought Ricky Gervaise would make a charming romantic comedy hero? But either way, it's cute and funny and has the only song about cockroaches and rats in any movie I know of.
Who knew Disney had a sense of humor about itself? Jean Cocteau's version of Beauty and the Beast is truly transcendent. Every fantasy movie Emma Thompson's ever been in. This is the cheating part, where I squeeze in more than one movie as one choice.
No wonder she's playing P. She's practically perfect in every way. And speaking of practically perfect, We watch this every year on February second, know whole chunks of it by heart, and live it over and over along with Bill Murray.
And it gets better every time.initiativeblog.com will be giving away 10 Advance Reading Copies of Crosstalk by Connie Willis (courtesy of Penguin Random House). All you have to do to enter is to send an email to [email protected] with the subject CROSSTALK and your name and city in the text of the email.
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