[DWJ] 'Ballet Shoes'

Emma Comerford comerford.emma at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 17:19:12 EST 2007

Wow, go away for the week and come back to a very busy list!

I actually managed to notice Ballet Shoes was showing and watched it
and thought it was OK. I think the casting was good and the general
feel of the book came across well despite it feeling a bit squished
into the time. I am a bit fuzzy on the details of the book but knew
there were some changes (and like Phil will go re-read as a
consequence). The people I watched it with enjoyed it without having
read the book.

On 12/28/07, Phil Boswell <phil.boswell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 28/12/2007, Dorian E. Gray <israfel at eircom.net> wrote:
> > Minnow said...
> > > >Phil said...
> > >>> I assume you mean the introduction of the "love triangle".
> > > ('Strewth, between *whom*?  The two doctors and, erm, and Theo?)
> > Between Garnie, Mr. Simpson (Mrs. Simpson being conveniently dead in this
> > version), and (hintedly) Theo.
> The hinting was sufficiently subtle to cover the possibility that he
> was simply learning to dance, that she (Theo) had read more into it
> than him, and that Garnie had likewise, leading her to assume that her
> cause was lost.
> A little wrinkle was that having had a child die was used to make Mr
> Simpson sympathetic to Petrova: I will have to read the book to see
> how much that might have changed things.
> > > and Dorian replied:
> > >>possibly the rather unnecessary giving of TB to Garnie.
> > > They did what?
> [...]
> > > TB.  Garnie.  The idea.
> Obviously I missed the seriousness of it, not having realised they
> meant TB, and will have to rewatch it several times as punishment.
> When I get the DVD next week, I shall have to watch it again ;-)
> Of course I *have* to get the DVD because it features stuff which was
> cut for time, including Emma's little half-sisters playing
> Pauline-at-four, maybe more...
> --
> Phil
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