Monday, June 15, 2009

Movie Mondays

Charlotte's Web

Book, 1952 by E.B. White


An affectionate, sometimes bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. A prancing, playful bloke, Wilbur is devastated when he learns of the destiny that befalls all those of porcine persuasion. Determined to save her friend, Charlotte spins a web that reads "Some Pig," convincing the farmer and surrounding community that Wilbur is no ordinary animal and should be saved. In this story of friendship, hardship, and the passing on into time, E.B. White reminds us to open our eyes to the wonder and miracle often found in the simplest of things.

Movie, 2006 directed by Gary Winick

Features: Julia Roberts (voice of Charlotte), Dominic Scott Kay (voice of Wilbur), Dakota Fanning (Fern)

Tagline: Help is coming from above.

Quote: Well, what can I say about this pig that hasn't already been said? I know a lot of you folks have come out to the farm and you've seen the words, and a lot of you have asked me, 'how could this have happened?'. I don't know, but it has happened... at a time when we really don't see many miraculous things. Maybe we do. Maybe they're all right there around us everyday, we just don't know where to look. There's no denying that our own little Wilbur... he's part of something that's bigger than all of us. And life on that farm's just a whole lot better with him in it. He really is some pig.

Have you read Charlotte's Web? If you read it as a child, have you read it again as an adult or read it to your kids/students? Who is your favorite character? Fern, Charlotte, Wilbur, Templeton?
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