Tuesday, July 10, 2007

REVISIONISM 2

I'm recommending a Disney film: and before you impertinently laugh out loud at the suggestion, or choke on your luxury chocolate cake - why not reread REVISIONISM and see Bridge To Terabithia.

6 comments:

John said...

Hmm, I was actually put off from seeing this film as I believed that it was from the same people behind The Chronicles of Narnia - or at least, it was certainly marketed that way. Interestingly, it seems the filmmakers criticised the advertisers for this very reason, and further reading about the film seems to suggest it doesn't hold the same pseudo-Christian background as Narnia. Shall definitely have to look out for this (as well as Babe 2 which I see is also a favourite of yours!)

William Bennett said...

I think you'll quickly see why the filmmakers would have been dismayed at the Narnia-style marketing. There's also a touching scene where Christian orthodoxy is rather subversively challenged - something that is extremely rare in US mainstream cinema, let alone in a so-called 'family film'.

martin said...

Let's say it wasn't what I expected , well worth a watch ,one of my favourites of this year .Didn't make a big thing about the God/Christianity thing at first , probably because I'm not American .Won't spoil the ending but there's things that happen which usually don't in a film aimed at children .Like real life i suppose .

mcarpio said...

hey william, we all know yr a fan of a certain torture-porn franchise, did you see Hostel 2, and care to share any commentary about it?
--michael

William Bennett said...

Hostel 2's not a bad film at all, and rather better constructed than the first (albeit less allegorical); nevertheless, I wouldn't wish to compare it with, to me, the immeasurably superior Saw franchise. And I'm sad to learn that Saw IV is said to be the last.

Miss Kerry said...

Bridge to Terabinthia was a book that revealed to me, when quite young- the very nature of androgyny, and that boys were not so much different, as same.
I like to think, had I not been so damaged that I could have been quite like the girl. I suspect, in some ways I am now ( its never too late to have a happy childhood!)
A wonderful book. Wonderfull.