Monday, August 28, 2017

An English teacher has a sobering realization

A sucker for animated features, I watched The Red Turtle yesterday,
a story told almost entirely without words.

That power inherent in speaking. writing, reading?
Sometimes, it's optional when pictures prevail.


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  1. Now I need to check out the Red Turtle! Hope your summer was fun and restorative. Friday is my first day back!

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  2. Thanks for teaching me about this film. As I watched the trailer, I was thinking it connects to The Wild Robot, a simple, yet powerful novel. I plan to read it aloud to my 6th graders and it is one of the Global Read-Aloud books. I also thought back to my summer vacation in Tulum, Mexico where I saw a giant turtle - what a magnificent creature!

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    1. That movie-book connection is a cool one: both stories told with deceptive simplicity, sharing many common themes. Mean time, your personal connection sounds like a blast!

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  3. Man, that looks great. I hadn't heard of it. Sometimes there are too many words and this looks like it says a lot with few.

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  4. I'm with Kathleen. I will have to watch too!

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  5. Short and to the point - you got your blog readers curious to watch the movie. Have a great Back to School Night.

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  6. Always giving me something to think about! I can't wait to watch the whole thing. Makes me think if I should rely a little less on words. hmm?

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    1. One worthy thought deserves another, so thanks for the reciprocal sharing. As for striving for less wordiness? I turned over that topic stone in July: http://cast-of-characters.blogspot.com/2017/07/floating-idea.html

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