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Dylan M Per. 3



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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:23 pm

The movie was really surprising. I found it kind of funny how he sees her older sister and falls in love =P. I think they had a good ending in how he dies and then the sisters forgive eachother and are all cool. I think that his death kind was important to the story like John Henry's. I think that because he died, the sisters could relate in a way and it kind of made them closer.
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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:36 pm

I thought it was like member of the wedding where dannie felt horrible about everything that was happening. when court died it was like when john henry died, out of nowhere and suprising. Overall good movie. prett sad though. I feel bad for dani because right after she fell in love with court he fell for maurie and died.
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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:19 pm

The movie was ok, but it was a little too sappy for me, with too many teenage girl drama. I didn't expect Court to die at the end of the movie though. That scene made the movie more interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:26 pm

I didn't really feel like the movie had much to do with coming of age. Really its about enduring through hardships when bad things may happen. The characters don't really change in the sense that they become wiser they just become depressed. Also I fealt that the death by tractor was unrealistic because the guy had been on the farm all his life and he would probably be a little smarter with grabbing his hat.
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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:29 pm

I think Danny and Frankie are very similar characters. Both their stories share their coming of age but hint at their child-like innocence. Both Danny and Frankie try and explore love without really knowing what to expect. In the end, neither of them live happily ever after...but that's what growing up is all about - trying, yet not completely succeeding and learning from your mistakes.
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PostSubject: man on the moon   Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:56 pm

I thought the movie was a little depressing. I can see the resemblance to Member of the Wedding but there are many other stories dealing with teenage girl hardships. I liked the acting jobs and the screenplay. The script was pretty well written. I didn't like the part when the dad comes home and whips Dani. Dani also should have known that he was older and should not have gotten so caught up with him. Also, I was wondering what would happen to Court's (sp.?) family. His mom counted on him to run the farm. They would probably have to leave the property again.
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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:26 pm

I thought that Reese Witherspoon did an excellent job of portraying the character of Danny in the movie. She was the perfect actress to show what a struggle it is to become an adult. There were so many emotions that her character had throughout the film. Danny was stubborn at first, then very flirtatious. At the end of the film, she was depressed and heartbroken. The first person she believed to have fallen in love with died, which, by the way, was extremely unexpected. Court's death was a huge twist. When I saw him reaching for his hat, I could kind of tell something bad was going to happen. Nevertheless, I never expected him to get run over by a tractor. It was interesting to see Danny's reaction after Court's death compared to her sister's reaction. Danny appeared to be more hurt by the death, but her sister was probably hurting more. Their sadness and compassion for Court ended up bringing them closer together. This wasn't the best movie, but I enjoyed it.
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PostSubject: Thoughts on Film of "The Man in the Moon"    Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:02 pm

I loved the movie "The Man in the Moon". After watching it, I wanted to watch it over and over again. I think the ending was very depressing but it added a certain reality and truth perspective that made it seem so real. The dramatic twist at the ending made the movie be connectable to its audience. A couple days later I was talking to someone about the movie and I was saying how it would have been perfect if he hadn't died. But then she (I totally forgot who I was talking to) brought up the really good point of that maybe if the guy hadn't died, the sisters would have never been the same again. And I totally agree. I mean what would have happened to that bond the sisters had? Maybe he needed to die so the sisters could forgive each other and have that sisterly bond again.
I think this movie connected to the novel, The Member of the Wedding because both the main characters were young teenage girls going through a major change in their life, an I really liked the novel, and absolutely loved the movie.
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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:26 pm

I really liked the movie Man In the Moon becuase it was a very cute movie with Reese Witherspoon as a 13 year old. I didn't know she went back that far... Razz Although I really like the plot of the story and everything, I didn't really like the acting, I thought it was a little too soppy and corny in some parts. It was pretty depressing in the end. It was almost like worse led to worse led to worse. Over all and besides that point it was a pretty good movie. I'd give it a thumbs up. Mr. Kelso did a good job picking a movie so similar to A Member of the Wedding . Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:19 pm

I thought that the movie The man on the moon was a very sad movie. i really did not like the ending where corey had to die. Like everyone else i also think that this book connects to the member of the wedding greatly. Since both of these books are coming of age books they both had main characters that were teenage girls who struggle to make a place for themselves in the real world.
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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:26 am

The movie "Man in the Moon" was similiar to the book Member of the Wedding. First, and most obvious, they both take place in the south. Due to the heat, the pond plays an important role in the movie. It is where all of the heat and the worries disappear.
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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:14 pm

I thought the movie was really sad, but good. I would've probably liked it more if it had a happy ending, and no one had to die. However, if Cout hadn't died Danny might have stayed mad at her sister for a long time. The movie was very similar to The Member of the Wedding because both of the main characters thought they had found someone who would change their life, but in the end it was just an illusion and not what they wanted. For Frankie, she thought her brother and sister-in-law were her group in life, and would live with her when in reality her brother and his wife did not want to live with Frankie at all. For Danny, she thought Court was the love of her life, but he was more interested in Danny's older sister. The Man in the Moon was definitely very memorable.


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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:26 pm

i liked the happy parts of this movie. it was sooo sad. I see how the theme is similar to that of member of the wedding but i think that it could apply to any book about a person growing up not just frankie. I think it is so interesting to see older actors in a movie when they were youing and i think reese witherspoon was amazing but a little too young for court. What a funny name. I do prefer to watch happier movies while im eating popcorn.
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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:36 pm

I enjoyed "Man in the Moon", but when Corey died, it was a really sudden twist, and I expected a happier ending. I could also see how Danny changed throughout the story and how she matured just like Frankie. I was pretty surprised at how well Reese Witherspoon played the role of Danny at such a young age.
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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:49 pm

I thought that "The Man in the Moon" was a very amusing film. In the beginning it was kind of silly, until the end. This film relates a lot to The Member of the Wedding because of the plot. I think this way because in the beginning it was also kind of silly, and in the end, someone died. In both the film and the novel, someone dies in the end.
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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:28 pm

I don't really like this movie because I think that the story is a little bit odd. The part that I don't like is that Marie flirts with Court even though she knows that Danny likes him. The other part that I don't like about the movie is the ending of it. I didn't expect Court to die like that, actually I never thought that Court would die at all. I think that the movie would be better if it has a better ending, at least happier.
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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:34 pm

I thought it was a good movie with lots of similarities to Member of the Wedding. They are both about a young girl coming of age and both take place in the South.
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PostSubject: Re: POST: "The Man in the Moon" (closes 10/3)   Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:35 pm

Overall, I really enjoyed watching this movie, The Man in the Moon. Dani and Frankie noticeably share their similar naivete and innocence, yet they are so eager to grow up. The ending of the movie had a melancholic surprise that involved a very random death of the character, Court. I thought it was ironic how once Dani and Maureen think they've finally experienced love, the boy they both liked immediately died.
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PostSubject: The Man on the Moon   Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:09 pm

In The Man on the Moon, the way Danny is portrayed makes her seem very similar to Frankie. For starters, both protagonists chased after dreams that were not feasible. Frankie pursued happiness through finding a group she where she belonged, namely with her brother and his bride. Danny on the other hand, liked Court however he was much older than she and was not interested in her because he did not believe she was mature. Both characters were forced to grow up against their will. They did not fit with society and maturing was difficult. Frankie and Danny both had traces of their childhood innocence however they later outgrew these factors over tragedies. Frankie was not able to join her brother and his bride and escape while Court died while trying to grab his hat as a result of falling off of a tractor. Yes, falling off of a tractor, and although this seems stupid, it happens when people do stupid things.
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