Good article about the censorship of Helen Keller's life story here:The Truth About Helen Keller
I read The Story of Helen Keller
when I was no older than nine (and yay, that's my review
on top! I am a geekdork. I also give my real name out on Amazon.com, go me). I completely fell for her because of this book, another one called Helen Keller's Teacher
, and the novelisation of The Miracle Worker
None of those books told me anything about Helen's life and work as a socialist and activist for suffrage and pacifism. She protested WWI, and maybe that's why this part of her biography was censored, I dunno. I didn't find out about the activism stuff until much, much later, and it pisses me off. No matter what someone's political opinion is, or even a nations opinion, shutting off an important part of someone's life story is pretty close to evil.
Oh, and speaking of WWI, Dan Radcliffe will be starring in My Boy Jack
, which is about Rudyard Kipling and his son and WWI (thanks to taradiane
for the link). Considering my lefty/pacifist leanings, it's ironic that I love a good war film. Well, that is if they're done right and not lying about being a war film like Pearl Harbor
(ewwewwewwwww) did, or promoting an agenda like most of John Wayne's films did. I loved M*A*S*H
, film AND TV series, both of which had an agenda the size of Spain. But hey, it's an agenda I agree with! I never said I wasn't petty.
So. With Dan's movie (or is it a TV-film?) coming out the same year as Passchendaele
(which I'm almost positive is a definite thing. Right? Right?), there will be two films about war that *gasp!* aren't coming from America, or even about Americans, for that matter. Which will mean that I migh not even get to see My Boy Jack
until the DVD is released (if it is), and I'm going to have to Travel for Passchendaele
, because most likely "A theatre near you" means somewhere in New Brunswick. Not that traveling to the Maritimes is a BAD thing, but I'm already going there the month before.
I'm not holding out for a U.S. release of either of these films (if Dan's movie is a cinema production). The American public as a whole just ain't gonna turn out in droves for a couple of war films made in other countries about battles they weren't even invited to (it's interesting that neither film is up at imdb.com, which lists everything
, even movies that *might* be made). I would, but I'm a history dork. mr_t00by
likes history, too. There's hope for the next generation after all. :)
*fangirls Current Music* I haven't listened to the Cranberries for ages. Apparently I'm going through a '90s music phase. *headbangs*
P.S. and completely OT: I'm stuck on this fic I'm writing. I made the mistake of going back and reading what I've written so far, and have decided I suck like a big sucking thing. I might think better of it tomorrow. I hope I do. I'm waay too wordy, and so is the fic. I
sure could use a beta. I know patchfire
will help me with grammar and style and getting rid of the Wordy McWord, but I'm still gonna need someone besides who knows the characters.
Anyway, it's DS, F/K, post COTW (Woah, that looks like a code). There is also Stella, who I do not kill off. And RayV. Iced tea makes an appearance. I should look at one of those beta lists floating around. Tomorrow. Domani.