Sunday, February 17, 2008


Speaking of sprites...

Cyn and I just got back from seeing The Spiderwick Chronicles at the Alamo Drafthouse. We've been looking forward to the movie, based on the Spiderwick Chronicles books written by Holly Black and illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi, for some time. (We've been fans for some time, and had the pleasure of meeting Holly at the National Book Festival last fall.).

The movie was amazing. The acting was superb (the casting was amazing), the story fantastic, the characters genuine, and the special effects terrific. It was poignant, scary, and just plain wonderful. It's been a while since I've enjoyed a movie this much.

If you like good translations of children's literature into film -- and if you ever want to see more -- go see this movie. You won't be disappointed. (Oh, and buy the books. But then, you've already done that, haven't you?)

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