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September 20, 2006

"A Little Princess" On Sale

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

This week's 2Blowhards-endorsed onsale DVD is Alfonso Cuaron's magical 1995 version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's "A Little Princess," now available at Amazon for $6.97. A sweeping, imaginative, and touching (grown men have been known to sniffle) children's film set in England in the early 20th century, it somehow merges Dickens and the Ramayana. Sticklers for faithfulness to Burnett's original novel will be displeased, but others might find this sensual, audacious, and intoxicating film a candidate for a place in the best-ever kids'-film pantheon, alongside "National Velvet," "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Black Stallion."

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at September 20, 2006




Comments

Great timing. Interesting article in today's NYT Arts section regarding Mr. Cuaron's frst feature film, "Solo COn Tu Pareja". A most interesting fellow. Never saw his "Great Expectations" but loved his "Y Tu Mama Tambien"

Posted by: DarkoV on September 20, 2006 2:44 PM






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