Le roi et l'oiseau

I just had a moment of melting childhood softspot when I saw this link to Le roi et l’oiseau on DVD Times on Spyhunter’s blog. It was apparently renamed The King and the Mockingbird in English, but was never subtitled (Good! I hate subtitles – but not half as much as I despise dubbing! Just don’t get me started on that one!)

I’m sure my sisters remember as well as I do watching this movie around Christmas, with the giant robot who sits on the pile of rubble, thinking about his lost friends. While the story is a bit fuzzy in my mind, I clearly remember the slow-moving story and the scarce dialog. In a way, it was a great way to get some quiet time amidst the crazy (and very noisy) French-Canadian family get togethers.

Le roi et l'oiseau

On the note of family get togethers and Christmas parties, I was thinking a few days ago how glad I am that neither my Canadian family or British relatives here have smoking houses. I couldn’t imagine how oppressive a dozen smokers getting together at Christmas would feel, on top of the heavy feeling brought on by too much eating and drinking, by the general noise of having so many people together. Thank Dog for non-smoking houses!

3 responses to “Le roi et l'oiseau

  1. pa

    Un monde sombre et triste..un film bizarre mais qui valorise la protection de l’environnement..ça fait peur aux enfants?..mais le héros, l’oiseau et l’amour détruit le roi fou..ouf, ça finit bien!

  2. Hal

    Subtitles are handy for those who don’t speak the language though…

  3. pa

    Radio-Canada a présenté le film le 24 décembre a.m. …pauvres enfants…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Oh hello there!

I'm Véro - a crafty, knitty, spinny gal who enjoys making (and drinking) a cocktail or three. If you've stumbled here, you might enjoy browsing some of my older posts with the tags over to the right or finding out more about me.

Say hi in the comments or on Twitter! :)

Archives

%d bloggers like this: