Monday, September 10, 2007
We watched the movie"Miss Potter" last night. It's about Beatrix Potter, who was best known for her children's books, which featured animal characters such as Peter Rabbit.
I did some research on the real Beatrix Potter afterwards to distinguish which parts of the movie were factual and which were fiction, which I find myself doing alot with these Hollywood movies that seem to dress things up for box office moolah.
It was great for its entertainment value as well as for learning a bit about one of the most remarkable women ever.
Not only was she a great children's book illustrator, she was also a great conservationist.
I'm also a big fan of "Finding Neverland," one of my favorite movies of all time. It's the wonderful story of J.M. Barrie, author of "Peter Pan."
Two great movie rentals for a rainy afternoon.