Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Peter Pan

...Hook found himself face to face with Peter, and the others drew back. The two enemies looked at each other for a long time. Hook shuddered slightly, but there was a smile on Peter's face.
   "So, Pan," said Hook, at last. "This is all your doing."
   "Aye, James Hook," Peter answered, "it is all my doing."
   "Then prepare to meet your doom, my cocky boy," snarled Hook.
   "Have at you," cried Peter, and the fight began.
One of my all-time favourites is the incomparable Peter Pan, by J. M. Barrie. This is a beautiful, beautiful story, rich in theme, that just about breaks my heart every time. Peter Pan, Tinkerbell ('You silly ass!') and Captain Hook are such fantastic, layered characters. P.J. Hogan's 2003 live action movie version is also one of the most stunning kids films you will see, and Jeremy Sumpter as Peter Pan is perfect.

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