Jeff, Who Lives at Home.
|Susan Sarandon voices the spider.|
called Little Miss Spider.
|Paul Terry as James.|
announced he'd never act again after he got bitten
in the spider scene in James and the Giant Peach.
So far he has kept his word.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Fantastic Mr Fox
Maybe that's what the appeal of his stories are for the reader's who enjoy his work?
Synchronicity is all about the timing of meaningful coincidences and are truly impossible to plan on a human level.
They seem to be accidents...but are they?
For instance, take this recent story of a man in the States
who hit $7,000,000 by following subtle ques in his "imagination" -
Pennies From Heaven?
" A Michigan man who played penny slots after his friend's funeral Friday hit a $7.2 million progressive jackpot at the Palace Casino.
Tyler Morris of Montague won $7,217,175.15 playing The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship, said Lisa Quirch, Palace Casino advertising and PR manager.
Morris typically plays craps, but felt compelled to try his luck on the penny slot machine in memory of a friend whose funeral he'd attended earlier in the day, she said.
Morris' friend enjoyed playing penny slots at the Palace, so chose to go there, Quirch said.
He hit the jackpot between 10 and 10:30 p.m.
"Tyler said he felt his friend was watching over him and had blessed him with the big win," said said. "
Was this just a case of incredible luck and coincidence, or is there
something deeper at play here?
I know what I would wager my money on ;-)
For instance, I saw this story the other day on a news internet site -
2.5m Gulls Needed to Lift James's Giant Peach
Which prompted me to write this post -
James and the Seagulls and Turtles
And seeing Susan in Jeff, Who Lives at Home
gave me the feeling that I really need to watch
James and the Giant Peach ASAP.
So I did...and the timing was perfect in many ways for syncs.
|The Storm and Rhinos?|
Not to mention super storms like Sandy hitting Gotham City (NY).
I have been writing about storm syncs for about 6 months or more on this blog.
And the latest one was about the Melbourne Storm
(champions from Oz)
beating the Leeds Rhinos in England to become the raining...I mean reigning World Champions of Rugby League.
Manta Ray Feeding Frenzy Caused by Storm
In the movie (I haven't read any of Dahl's books) the Rhino is a storm that took James' parents away from him, which is why he had to live with his terrible aunts.
So the Rhino is not a real Rhino, but a storm in James imagination.
The peach only grew because the magician gave James magic Crocodile tongues.
|Magic crocodile tongues?|
|The magic crocodile tongue himself was born on Feb 22nd.|
|The Storm beat the Rhinos to become World Champs Feb 22nd.|
The peach becomes the whole vehicle for the story,
pardon the pun ;-)
The real live boy in the movie becomes an animated boy
after swallowing a croc tongue, too.
|Australia (Oz) Zoo.|
|Australia O(o)z...I mean Zoo.|
|Go the Sharkies!!!|
And being a shark fan I liked how the character sliding down
the cable refers to the shark as sharkie.
Which is what we Sharks fans refer to our team as -
Unfortunately the shark blows up in the movie...
a bit like every season before the final for us Sharkie fans ;-)
Alright, no need to bring out the violin, I'll stop crying about the Sharks.
Writing about violins it was a violin ornament involving
Susan Sarandon that made me want to investigate
her film catalogue .
Whitley wrote the novel The Hunger,
which Susan starred in when Hollywood made the film version.
Which kind of reminds me of a more recent theme in the movies lately.
favourite directors of all time and I loved Skyfall
(not that Roeg made Skyfall).
I don't like most of the other James Bond films though.
I've never been much for Bond films.
Nic also made one of Dahl's books into a movie.
James starts his journey by launching a 'water bomb' powered by a candle.
When he saves the spider and is releasing it at the water's edge
the magician presents his balloon back to him filled with magic
crocodile tongues just after James makes his wish.
The magician tells James to use his heart instead of his head.
When James goes inside the peach for his transformation, it reminded me of this scene from
Close Encounters of the Third Kind-
Which may not have been Dahl's idea, but I'm not so sure about Burton, as he seems to have a theme running through his movies -
Interestingly also is when the peach is rolling down the hill
and gets propelled from hitting a grotto containing the Virgin Mary,
and on to the church's steeple, where it gets stuck momentarily
until it continues it's roll down the hill,
scaring a crowing rooster off a fence
before hitting the ocean on it's voyage to New York.
|M/V Lyubov Orlova,via Lilpop,Rau & Loewenstein in Antarctica,17 Feb 2010|
"Once known for Antarctic cruises, the ship made headlines after it was abandoned dockside in St. John's, Newfoundland and then became a floating derelict in the North Atlantic Ocean in 2013"
was a Russian movie actress who died on 26 January 1975,
which would have been Australia Day of that year.
|The Golden Compass? Jack Skelington?|
It has a Golden Compass look to it too.
While fighting the ghost skelitons a riddle is asked.
Q. Why don't you see skeletons in church?
A. Because they don't have any organs.
|I know this isn't the real Norway Spiral, but it will do.|
the croc tongue falls out of his mouth and he crawls up the 'wormhole' and out of the peach.
I couldn't believe how the shape of the croc tongues looked like the blue spiral, only green.
Then the biggest crane in New York is called on to get James and the peach down.
No, not that one ;-)
Yes, that one.
At the end of the movie James introduces all his friends to the citizens of New York, a bit like disclosure you might say?
Anyway, something to think about next time you watch
James and the Giant Peach ;-)
And don't forget to watch the part included right at the end, after all of the boring credits have passed.
I'll just say one word - "Bulls-eye".
Flipside of the Dartboard