|Entry: We Were Nine|
|= Official Comment|
|From Mike |
|I don't think I had ever read that story until now. But I remember seeing it on TV at some point. I don't know when but I think it was when I was in middle school. It was a short clip. Might have been one of the shorts they used to play between features on HBO. But I have always remembered that story and I am so happy to have found (well you found it, but I found you, so I think by ninja association...) the original work from which the clip was based. Thanks for the enlightenment.|
|From Mike |
|I just found this:|
All Summer in a Day (1982) was broadcast on August 15, 1982 on PBS.
I don't think I first saw this in '82. Must have been a repeat. But Ray Bradbury did write the screenplay as well.
| From Jessica |
|I saw that bit while researching him, saw that he was a screenwriter, too; and it made me wonder.|
|From Curtis M Sawyer |
|In elementary school I was in the advanced English "section" (the school was too small to have an entire advanced English class). Our section name? "Harcourt Brace," which was the publisher of the advanced book we were using.|
What a stupid name for an advanced English section.
|From Sean Stubblefield |
|I'm always interested in exploring/ experiencing new stories, thanx (especially sci-fi). I should read more Bradbury.|
Going on a theme: I suggest also Heinlein's Door Into Summer (about a guy and his cat traveling through time)-
and on a not-so-non-sequitur, I gotta report:
In 2005, Shatner recorded a narration of The Book of Exodus, with accompaniment by the Arkansas Symphony and over 300 singers—-available this year. The juju this guy has!
If anyone could manage to produce a Julius Caesar musical and play all the parts—and get away with it… who else but William Fucking Shatner? Witness the Power of The Shat, as he cleverly re-imagines the movie Se7in: http://www.ifilm.com/player/?ifilmId=2672895
His (underappreciated) version of Rocketman was genius—and he wasn’t even trying; it was meant as a joke (that’s how awesome he is), yet still full of psychological nuance demonstrating his versitality and creativity. http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2654003
|From Westsidekef |
|Jess! One of my all time favourite stories of all time. (Yes, the greatness is redundant.) I read it in my advanced reading class in elementary school, too, and I am not to proud to say I cried a little.|
We did it again in Junior High and for such a short story it gave so many learning opportunities: We debated such things as being an outcast like poor little Margot, and whether there would be hatred or forgiveness. I still feel so angry when I think about what they did.
|From Katie |
|I highly recommend "The Illustrated Man" by Bradbury. It's an incredible collection. He's an absolute master of the short story. There's one about several men floating in space after their ship was destroyed that still pops up in my head every once and a while.|
|From Dave Grant |
|Wow. That was a great story. I'd never heard of it before. I think the only thing I've read of Bradbury's is Farenheit 451, which itself is a great work.|
I love the quoted passage. The imagery is so vivid. I liked this one as well:
She was a very frail girl who looked as if she had been lost in the rain for years and the rain had washed out the blue from her eyes and the red from her mouth and the
yellow from her hair. She was an old photograph dusted from an album, whitened away, and if she spoke at all her voice would be a ghost.
Looking forward to Greyfeather II.