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Easter Day [Apr. 21st, 2019|06:17 pm]
Tony Grist
Ten to midnight and there was a loud crash. My mother had fallen in transit from her bed to the commode and broken her bedside table as she went down. (Who knew it was so flimsy?) She scraped her head on the wall- and there was a smear of blood on the wallpaper and everything looked worse in the moment than it turned out to be. She went back to bed- and we were up till three o'clock on the phone to medical staff and clinicians. No serious damage seems to have been done.

Except to the bedside table, of course, which is heading for the bonfire. 

My sister came over in the morning, bringing our niece and nephew and their kids. I organised an Easter egg hunt. These are thoughtful, serious children. I walked round the field with the eldest boy and one of the things we talked about was pottery manufacture.

I watched a bit of Saving Mr Banks. So manipulative- as Disney is- but interesting as the Disney empire's apologia for itself.  Me, I've always looked at Disney the way Emma Thompson's P.L Travers does- but like her I'm open to persuasion. Mary Poppins persuades me. Bedknobs and Broomsticks persuades me. Frozen persuades me- or at least that song does.

[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2019-04-21 05:45 pm (UTC)
I never really thought about Disney being manipulative, but of course 'it' is. I'm thinking about going to see the 'new' version of Dumbo. I can remember my late brother Mark crying over the cartoon...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-21 05:59 pm (UTC)
Dumbo is one of the best of the classic cartoons. I'm not hearing particularly good things about the live remake. I know I'm in a minority but I thought the remake of The Jungle Book was dreadful
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2019-04-21 06:05 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen that. I loved Phil Harris as Balloo the Bear and all those character voices - George Sanders as Shere Khan and Louis Prima as the Cobra..that I would never want to see a remake.

PS _ I'm really glad your Mother is okay.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-21 06:28 pm (UTC)
The remake tried for greater fidelity to Kipling while retaining the Disney characterisations and some of the songs. I thought it was a mess.

My mother is so resilient....

Edited at 2019-04-21 06:29 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2019-04-21 07:02 pm (UTC)
So glad your mother is ok!

Disney is a love/hate relationship with me and I think as with everything, there are some things that are far better than others.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-22 07:44 am (UTC)

I have granddaughters who like dressing up as Disney princesses so I have to be able to tell my Belle from my Moana- as it were.
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[User Picture]From: howlin_wolf_66
2019-04-22 01:38 pm (UTC)
I am glad that your mother is relatively well, considering her mishap. :-)
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