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May 11, 2004

oh bother!

I apparently missed the ABC showing of the movie, "A Wrinkle in Time," from the book by Madeleine L'Engle. I love that book. Did anyone catch the movie? Was it worth watching?

The New Yorker had an interview with L'Engle in an issue a couple of months ago. She rarely gives interviews. There is another one on MSNBC.com. She is an interesting woman, and I love her idea about the truth being more important than facts.

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Darn it! I missed it too, although I did read the New Yorker profile. Although her other fiction hasn't grabbed me as much as "A Wrinkle in Time", I liked her nonfiction "Walking on Water" a lot.

Posted by: Chan S. at May 11, 2004 8:53:07 AM

I liked "Wrinkle" and the subsequent book, "A Wind in the Door," but never got into the third in the series. I haven't read her nonfiction, I will check it out!

Posted by: Alicia at May 11, 2004 8:55:00 AM

The New Yorker profile was great. I didn't watch the TV show - it got bad reviews. I know that happens a lot with beloved books, people never like what they have to do with it to get it onscreen. I thought I should read it first anyway.

Posted by: Leslee at May 11, 2004 10:16:36 AM

Oh, shoot! I thought it was the 15th of May that it aired. I had posted in my blog about it airing. It should come out on video now that it's aired. Guess I'll watch it then.

Posted by: Lori at May 11, 2004 10:50:10 AM

I saw the last half of it last night. I adored those books and was rather disappointed in the movie. Aunt Beast looked like a Wookie that had been chasing parked cars.

Posted by: Snowball at May 11, 2004 1:47:12 PM

OMG I love that book. I didn't even know it was made into a TV movie. DAM! :( Sniff...Shoot!

Posted by: Ali at May 11, 2004 3:27:54 PM

Aw man, I didn't even know that was happening.

Posted by: Ana at May 11, 2004 8:35:20 PM

Mom works weird hours so I taped it. She and Mr. Man read this book out loud together. After we're finished viewing I'd be happy to mail it to you.

Posted by: pops at May 11, 2004 10:00:52 PM

Damn -- I missed it, too. This was one of the significant books of my childhood, too. Call me if you happen to find a copy . . .

Posted by: Anne at May 12, 2004 12:48:17 PM

This is still my favorite book. I did sit through the entire thing. I was in tears for most of it. So much was done poorly.

It could have been done so much better. It could have done without all the X-Men jokes at Katie Stuart's expense.

Posted by: Kirylin at May 12, 2004 4:27:50 PM