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Peter Pan / Re: Peter and Wendy 2015 Movie
« Last post by Dani1923 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
« Last post by Brutus on February 05, 2021, 07:35:57 PM »
Well, good to hear Paloma Faith has one fan at least!

GOSH did have a museum, but it was very small, and more a hospital museum rather than one dedicated to Peter Pan. It did have a few Peter Pan memorabilia and books, but that's about it. It certainly didn't look like the one in the film and wasn't located in the hospital itself but in one of the small Georgian houses in the street, opposite the hospital. You could visit it by appointment but it closed around 2014 when the space was needed for administrative staff.

The hospital does have a pool, but only for patients who need aqua therapy as part of their treatment, and a patient like Lucy wouldn't be able to access it, unlike accompanied by staff. Artistic licence!

The film was aired on Christmas Day 2015 on ITV but has not aired on mainstream TV since. It is however available on Amazon Prime.
Peter Pan / Re: Peter and Wendy 2015 Movie
« Last post by Dani1923 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 / Re: Peter and Wendy 2015 Movie
« Last post by Brutus on February 05, 2021, 01:21:11 PM »
I loved it too, and agree with all your comments. Stanley Tucci and Hazel Doupe in particular were great. My only criticism was Tinker Bell's portrayal - I thought Paloma Faith was totally wrong in the part, and the way she played Tink was so stiff it took away all the magic. A darting light and tinkling of bells would have worked so much better!

The way they intertwined the story of Lucy and Peter Pan worked so well. And by the way, although the hospital wards were recreated in a studio, they were based faithfully on what a ward at GOSH looked like. The only parts actually filmed at the hospital were at the entrance (with the Peter Pan statue) and the theatre corridor.

Diarmuid Lawrence had wanted to do this film for many years so it really meant something to him when he finally achieved his dream - before his untimely death a few years later.
Peter Pan / Peter and Wendy 2015 Movie
« Last post by Dani1923 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
« Last post by Dani1923 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
« Last post by Dani1923 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
« Last post by Brutus on January 30, 2021, 10:11:24 AM »
Delighted that you loved the graphic novel! It is (as far as I know) the only true graphic version of the story, as other versions (like the French Loisel) are re-imagined. Stephen White, the artist, has followed Barrie's story as faithfully as he could, including the text which is taken straight out of the play or novel.

As you've noticed, he's dotted the book with "Easter eggs" and it's fun to spot them. Some are probably more obscure than others, unless you know... Such as the opening image, which has Mrs Darling and Wendy in the gardens of Moat Brae on the shore of the river Nith in  Dumfries (the house where Barrie played as a child). The goat in the background comes from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. The nursery was inspired by the backdrop of the original productions (designed by William Nicholson). Have you spotted the iconic portraits of Barrie on the walls? On page 26, Peter Pan and the children fly over Great Ormond Street Hospital, and you can spot the figure of Barrie walking by with Luath, his Newfoundland dog, in the right hand corner. The little house built by the Lost Boys for Wendy is based on the laundry house by Barrie's birthplace cottage in Kirriemuir. The book is actually stuffed with such references and allusions - plenty more to spot! Enjoy.
Peter Pan / Re: Peter Pan Graphic Novel
« Last post by Dani1923 on January 29, 2021, 08:02:02 PM »
No problem Hannah! 😀
Peter Pan / Re: Peter Pan Graphic Novel
« Last post by Hannah Grippo on January 29, 2021, 06:13:24 PM »
Awesome, Dani! I will have to check this out. You're so good at finding Peter Pan related stuff! While my students and I read original novels and nonfiction all the time, we also try to find out how whatever story we're looking at is interpreted in other forms of art. We have graphic novels of Shakespeare, The Graveyard Book, heck, even The Diary of Anne Frank. The kids love checking them out after they read the originals (or sometimes doing it the other way around). I enjoy it too. Thanks for the recommendation!
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