Saturday, February 11, 2006

Sanitized Kid Lit and One Million Words.

Two quick highlights from this morning's Globe & Mail:

1. The English Language is set to hit one million words some time this year!

2. An interesting piece on "sanitizing" kid lit for the big screen. (In the upcoming Curious George movie, the man in the yellow hat doesn't kidnap George and bring him back from the jungle; this is Hollywood's attempt to make the guy more 'likeable.') True, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was altered for big screen last summer ... but what about Chronicles of Narnia? I'd say, if anything that the new film version is much less innocent than the book!

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