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JMBarrie / My Barrie and Michael Play
« on: March 18, 2021, 10:24:58 PM »
I have written a play about the relationship between Barrie and Michael. One day I would like to see it performed. If anyone would like to read it and send me feedback, please let me know, and Iíll send you the script.
My tentative title for the play is ďBarrie and Michael: The Father and Son Story of the Author of Peter PanĒ.
JMBarrie / Re: Lillah McCarthy on Barrie
« on: March 02, 2021, 08:35:07 PM »
Thank you for posting this Andrew! And I totally agree with you Hannah about Ian Holmís great silences! I love watching his facial expressions in general in the film! A great actor can say a lot without saying anything at all!
General topic / Re: Charlie Chaplin as Peter Pan
« on: March 02, 2021, 08:30:13 PM »
Great story Hannah! Though I really like Chaplinís work, Iíve never seen Modern Times! Youíve made me want to see it soon!

And thank you SO much Brutus for posting the Peter Pan film treatment written by Barrie! Iíve been wanting to read this FOREVER!
Peter Pan / Re: Peter and Wendy 2015 Movie
« on: February 05, 2021, 08:24:04 PM »
Thank you for your response Brutus!

It always amazes me what can be made believable with movie magic!

Also Iím very surprised they donít air this movie every year in England (Since England is Peter Panís home!) and that they havenít aired it since it premiered!! That really is a shame!
Peter Pan / Re: Peter and Wendy 2015 Movie
« on: February 05, 2021, 05:37:19 PM »
Iím so glad Diarmuid Lawrence got to have his dream come true with this movie!

I actually thought Paloma Faith was pretty funny as Tinkerbell. Her facial expressions made me smile at times.

If I didnít want to spoil anything for the people on this forum that havenít seen the movie yet, I could write a long essay about how brilliant this movie is and how thought out it was! It is a darn shame that this movie, as far as I know, never aired in America! I wish I could thank Diarmuid and the screenwriter Adrian Hodges for making this movie!

Even though I will see Disneyís Peter Pan and Wendy when it comes out on Disney Plus, it will seem superfluous after watching this movie since Iím pretty sure Disney will not top this!

I do have some questions about the movie though. Does Great Ormond Street Hospital really have that Peter Pan museum and the swimming pool? Also does the movie still air in England at least?
Peter Pan / Peter and Wendy 2015 Movie
« on: February 03, 2021, 09:54:15 PM »
I FINALLY saw the Peter and Wendy TV movie from 2015!
As usual, I found a DVD of the movie on Amazon.
This is hands down the BEST Peter Pan movie ever made so far! Itís genius!!!
I donít want to spoil anything because I think literally every Peter Peter Pan fan in the world should see this movie! I will just say some general things I liked about the movie.
First of all, just the premise alone of a child in Great Ormond Street Hospital imagining the story of Peter Pan to cope with her operation is brilliant in itself! But of course execution is also very important, and it was brilliantly executed! Stanley Tucci was a great Hook! The boy playing Peter, Zak Sutcliffe, I thought was a little flat sometimes, but he was still great! And this Peter was WAY better written than the 2003 one! Hazel Doupe was a great Wendy/Lucy, the patient having the surgery. And the rest of the cast was great too!
Without spoilers, I will say another brilliant thing that this movie did was how it incorporated the hospital setting into the scenes taking place in Neverland!
Also the director of the movie, Diarmuid Lawrence, unfortunately passed away in 2019, and I think this was his last movie, but he did an amazing job and Iím glad he was able to make this film before he died, perhaps maybe going to the real Neverland!
If you can, please buy this movie!
Peter Pan / Re: Peter Pan Graphic Novel
« on: January 31, 2021, 10:17:19 PM »
Yes I spotted some of those Easter Eggs! Like the Barrie portraits on the walls and Barrie and Luath (though I thought it was Porthos) walking in the street, Wendyís house being Barrieís laundry house, and the goat in the garden. Very cool!
But I didnít know that The Darlings and Peter were flying over GOSH, and that the garden at the beginning was Moat Brae! Thanks for telling me! 😀
Peter Pan / Re: Peter Pan at the National Theatre 2016
« on: January 31, 2021, 10:08:47 PM »
Even though a video of this production of Peter Pan doesnít exist to the public right now, I found the script of the play on Amazon, got it, and just finished reading it.
Andrew was right! It does seem like a very great production! It is very creative in how at times the story utilizes the use of household objects like watering cans, umbrellas, and blankets to create new things, reminds me of theatre games. Ironically, the very inaccurate Peter and the Starcatchers play also did this! I love how the female Hook is written! Wish there could have been more of her! My favorite thing that they did with her was a creative slight change from the Peter and Wendy book when Hook kills a pirate when he first appears to show his nastiness, but female Hook kills a pirate because he likes teddy bears! Itís both frightening and hilarious, I love it!
They do leave little things out from the original book, but itís not a big deal. And they do change some things from the book too, but sometimes theyíre just as good as what was in the book, in my opinion, like Hookís last speech before she gets eaten by the crocodile.
There was one thing I didnít like though, but you can possibly call this a nitpick, but I didnít like when they would reference modern things, like walkie-talkies, and playing music that the characters should not know of their existence, which disturbingly reminded me of 2015ís Pan, and there was one part I found particularly cringy, when Peter and Tiger Lily do a dance-off and Peter has to breakdance! Huh??
And you could take these modern things out, and it wouldnít change the story at all!
Also, there are songs in this play, although itís not structured like a musical so I wouldnít call it one, and itís not supposed to be a musical anyway. One of the songs, a fish finger sandwiches song, is the only one on YouTube right now. That song and the lyrics to the rest of the songs, of course I donít know what the rest the songs sound like, are very creative and well put into the stories and characters, and I think at least most of the songs are better than the ones in the actual Peter Pan musical!
Overall, this play is very well written and a great and creative adaptation of the original story as Barrie told it, and if youíre unable to see the filmed version of this show, you should get the script!
Peter Pan / Re: Peter Pan Graphic Novel
« on: January 29, 2021, 08:02:02 PM »
No problem Hannah! 😀
Peter Pan / Peter Pan Graphic Novel
« on: January 29, 2021, 04:39:27 PM »
There was a old post about this years ago, but I recently bought the Peter Pan graphic novel adapted by Stephen White or ďStrefĒ and illustrated by Fin Cramb, and I finished reading it yesterday.
I highly recommend this book! The drawings are beautiful and there are little details sprinkled throughout the pages that are connected to Barrie, especially if you look at the framed pictures in the Darling nursery!
My favorite detail is that the Darlings own a small framed picture of Michael Llewelyn-Davies dressed as Peter Pan! The drawing is just an outline of the image, but if you know the image well, you can definitely tell thatís what itís supposed to be!
You can buy the book on Amazon!

Peter Pan / Re: Peter Pan at the National Theatre 2016
« on: January 15, 2021, 09:09:58 PM »
I really hope I can see the recording of it one day!

Also Andrew, just so you know, the actress who played Mrs Darling/Hook is named Anna Francolini.
Peter Pan / Re: Peter Pan at the National Theatre 2016
« on: January 15, 2021, 02:07:12 PM »
Oh wow! If youíre giving it such glowing reviews, I definitely need to check it out!
Iíve just been trying to see if thereís a DVD to purchase or a full-version of the play online, but unfortunately for me, the only way to get a filmed version of the play is to be a teacher and use it for educational purposes.
Iíll just to have to make do with watching the clips of it that are available and hope that someone sells a DVD of it someday!
Peter Pan / Peter Pan at the National Theatre 2016
« on: January 14, 2021, 04:52:43 AM »
I just read about a production of Peter Pan that happened in 2016 at the National Theatre that double casted Captain Hook with Mrs. Darling! I had thought Andrew was the only one to do this with his production!
I tried to search for posts of anyone talking about this production, but couldnít find any. So did anyone here see it? What did you think? Do you think they did the Hook/Mrs. Darling double casting right? Iím very curious!
General topic / Re: Napoleon Script
« on: January 13, 2021, 12:10:43 AM »
Oh, how interesting! Iím sorry your script wasnít made!
Peter Pan / Re: ďPeter Pan, or the Boy Who Hated MothersĒ Script
« on: January 13, 2021, 12:09:31 AM »
Ok, no problem Andrew!
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