Saturday, February 10, 2007

bridge to terabithia

Why oh why do these big film companies always have to ruin these books? True, I have not seen the film but it looks awful. The version that sticks in my mind is the PBS Wonderworks 80s version--my memory might be a bit shady but I guarantee it's better! It showed kids being kids and using their imaginations as opposed to computerized giants and creatures taking over the landscape. Lame-o!

I also highly recommend PBS's version of the Little Princess. Don't watch that newer one!



Jackie Parker said...

Having actually seen the movie, I can attest that you shouldn't judge the movie by its trailer. At least not in this case.

Paterson's son wrote the screenplay and the CGI, abundant in the preview, is only where appropriate in the movie. It is the manifestation of Jess & Leslie's imagination.

It really is quite a lovely movie.

Laini Taylor said...

Hi! I don't know if you were at SCBWI in NY today, but Katherine Paterson spoke and said to ignore the trailer, that it's the only little snippet of the whole movie that has special effects in it, that she has now seen the movie 3 times and enthusiastically supports it. I just read what Jackie said above, and I didn't know that, but I do know that Paterson's son was the inspiration for Jess; that it was his best friend who really died when she was 11. I was also very skeptical about the trailer, but now I will certainly see the movie!

Bonnie Branson said...

Aww but i love the newer Little Princess! It's so pretty! I grew up with the Sherly Temple version, but even so, I still really enjoy Alfonso CuarĂ³n's version.

Blue Rose Girls said...

Well... I apologize for my judgmental attitude. To be frank, I never watched the new Little Princess--but I swear if you see the BBC version you won't be able to watch anything else.

I'll give the new Paterson movie a try but I can't stand computer graphics in movies... it makes me want to vomit. These days movie makers are relying too heavily on them, in lue of plot.


Anonymous said...

I cried for days after seeing the wonderworks production...i won't see this one for fear a similar thing might occur :)

Libby Koponen said...

I'm with you, Meghan -- especially since I just read the book for the first time.