i have only heard of "The Music Man" through these books, and the Beatles Anthology. I don't know anyone who has seen it, or put it on. Is it really that popular in some areas?
I know it's lame, but I really like the little things that Ann brings up a lot, like "i love lucy" and "the wizard of oz" it kind of gives the books their charm, you know? I couldn't imagine these books being the same if they didn't have the references to outdated movies and music and ice cream.
Post by Penny Lane on Feb 20, 2009 17:39:34 GMT -5
^I tried to watch the video that we have at the nursery I work in, and it was ... well, it was awful. I really don't know anything about it, and that video did not inspire me to go out and see a live production. I usually like musicals, too.
Post by sparklymouse on Mar 7, 2009 15:43:51 GMT -5
This is really stupid, but in like 6 books in a row that I've read Kristy "harrumphs" during a BSC meeting. Get a thesaurus, Peter. You are obsessed with the word "harrumph". (He wrote most of what I've been reading lately.)
Post by sillybillygoogoo on Mar 9, 2009 9:40:06 GMT -5
In one of the books I was just reading, I noticed on the page about the author, that Ann says her second word spoken was "ackaminnie," for ice cream. Not only does that support the ice cream obsession, but that is also Squirt's word for ice cream.
"Love makes you feel weird.
At least, I think it was love that was making me feel weird. It could have been all the candy I ate at breakfast."-Karen
Now when i see lucy or wizard of oz mentioned in her book I just want to smack her. After reading all the super specials in a row plus some other books, its become TOO much.
I know that Ann loves lucy but she should have cut back a lil on the Lucy enthusiasm. Kinda makes me think she copped out a bit and instead of tryng to give the characters different favorite shows she chose to be lazy and say "Lucy for all!"
as a creative writer I used to toss in my favorite reference stuff too and one of my teachers pointed out that it looks chintsy in writing. I never did understand why. I was indignant that my teacher had the audacity to tell me to cut back the Pokemon, Britney Spears and Malice Mizer refrences that my chars liked, But, then after seeing Ann over and over again mentioning HER faves, made me remember that teacher and think "yes, yes, NOW I see the point" over-use makes it stale and makes your reader annoyed. XD you'd think ann's editor wouldh ave told her to cut it out or something. XD
You have to remember that before a VCR was available, The Wizard of OZ was the one movie that most people ever saw more than once (or a couple times if they went to multiple shows at the theater.) It was shown once or twice a year on TV and people made a big event of it. There was a whole radio program, of which I only caught half, yesterday, all about people's experiecne with OZ.
Post by sparklymouse on Aug 31, 2009 17:43:40 GMT -5
^That's true. It used to play on network TV once a year and it was a BIG DEAL at my house. Even my mom was excited when Wizard of Oz season rolled around. When we finally did get a VCR, we taped it. Then I would always watch up until Dorothy left Munchkinland and stop the tape. Sad that my favorite part of the movie was before Dorothy met any of her friends.
But it wasn't just The Wizard of Oz. I think everything was a bigger deal back when you couldn't just watch it whenever you wanted to. We were the same way whenever The Karate Kid would air, and that is nothing like The Wizard of Oz. ;D
Post by booboobrewer on Aug 31, 2009 18:25:47 GMT -5
I have nice memories of my mom watching Oz with my sister and me when it came on TV. She taped it, along with a one hour special that followed. So that's why I know a bunch of random facts about the movie and actors The special aired recently on TV, and I had to watch it for old time's sake.
"I love pink and gold. I also like to eat." -Julie, Claudia and the Missing Jewels