Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Saturday, September 17, 2011
- The lost boys. Someone made the comment that they had forgotten how they dressed in animal costumes-- similar to the Max in Where the wild things are (1963). We wondered if the movie influenced Maurice Sendak's book at all.
- Finn's love of Tink. In case you have forgotten, Finn got to meet Tink (after waiting in line with his mama for like an hour) and see her fly over the castle last October with the family.
- Rewinding and watching Captain Hook Scream like a girl over and over again.
On a side note, I was searching for pictures from Peter Pan and found this little treasure. Whenever I enter comic book stores (okay, the one time I have,) for some reason I'm mostly only drawn to the muppet comics. But just LOOK at that. Animal as a lostboy? Perfect! Miss Piggy as the jealous moody Tinkerbell? Remarkable!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Actor Robert Newton, who specialized in portraying pirates, especially Long John Silver in the 1950 Disney film Treasure Island, and in the 1954 Australian film Long John Silver, and as the title character in the 1952 film Blackbeard, the Pirate, is described as the "patron saint" of Talk Like A Pirate Day. Newton was born in Dorset and educated in Cornwall, and it was his native West Country dialect, which he used in his portrayal of Long John Silver and Blackbeard, that some contend is the origin of the standard "pirate accent".
The archetypal pirate grunt "Arrr!" (alternatively "Rrrr!" or "Yarrr!") first appeared in fiction as early as 1934 in the film Treasure Island starring Lionel Barrymore, and was used by a character in the 1940 novel Adam Penfeather, Buccaneer by Jeffrey Farnol. However it was popularized and widely remembered with Robert Newton's usage in the classic 1950 Disney film Treasure Island. It has been speculated that the rolling "rrr" has been associated with pirates because of the location of major ports in the West Country of England, drawing labor from the surrounding countryside, West Country speech in general, and Cornish speech in particular, may have been a major influence on a generalized British nautical speech. This can be seen in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance, which is set in Cornwall; although the play did not (originally) use the phrase "arrr", the pirates used words with a lot of rrr's such as "Hurrah" and "pour the pirate sherry".