[DWJ] 'Ballet Shoes'

Dorian E. Gray israfel at eircom.net
Fri Dec 28 14:48:26 EST 2007

Phil said...
>> My biggest reservation is the tendency of recent children's book 
>> adaptations
>> to shift the emphasis from the child to the adult. They did it big time 
>> with
>> Magorian's 'Back home", and now again though to a lesser extent with 
>> 'Ballet
>> shoes'.
> I assume you mean the introduction of the "love triangle".

I don't know about Elizabeth, but I would add to the "love triangle" thing 
(which was actually reasonably well handled, even though totally 
non-canonical), the turning of Theo into some kind of tacky jazz-dancer, and 
possibly the rather unneccesary giving of TB to Garnie.

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net

"Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no 
- Queen Marie of Romania 

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