Archives for September 5, 2007

La Vie en Rose (2007)

If you read many reviews of La Vie en Rose, you’re sure to find complaints that this account of Edith Piaf’s life overlooks her participation in the French resistance during the German occupation of World War Two.But if, like me, you didn’t know much about her going in, you’ll find plenty of storytelling here to enthrall you. Maybe too much. Edith Piaf has an enormous, enthusiastic audience for her music. But her musical legacy is only part of the story. The chapters illustrated in Olivier Da … [Read more...]

Judging Narnia by the Book Covers

What should Aslan look like?How enchanting is the Narnia in your imagination?Bookslut has an interesting article about the art of Chronicles of Narnia book covers. Well, to put it bluntly, the writer is lamenting (and rightly so) a dreadful new book cover for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Is this the Aslan that strikes fear into the hearts of friends and enemies alike?Moment by moment, I become more thankful for Kristopher Orr's beautiful, spooky imagery for the cover of … [Read more...]