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| New Message Posted!2005-11-14 13:12  |
Great film and now has cult status. Christopher Lee reckons its his best film
from Alabama, U.S.
| New Message Posted!2005-11-14 03:51  |
The feature film that still entertains me is "The Wicker Man", starring Edward Woodward as Sgt. Howie who goes to Summer Isle to investigate the disappearence of a girl only to find a collusion of the girl, the islanders(played by Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt, etal), and Lord SummerIsle played by Christopher Lee. There is a lot of symbolism in the movie together with women dancing about the megaliths. An enchanting and thoughtful film with a little tongue-in-cheek.
| New Message Posted!2005-11-13 16:40  |
A book for children, but beautifully written, "The Chronicles of the White Horse".
The white horse is the Uffington one, and the story revolves around a boy and a mole, but with lots of spiritual allusions slipping out of one world to another, its also to be read for its understanding of the natural world. The final denoucement between good and evil is played out in Wayland Smithy. A bit like Tolkien's play on good triumphing over evil, a particularly catholic view of the world, which of course can also be seen in the Lion, Witch and Wardrobe. Peter Please must have come from around Uffington, like Tolkien who lived in Oxford, they both must have been profoundly influenced by the surrounding landscapes...
from Surrey, UK
| New Message Posted!2005-11-12 20:51  |
The Uffington/Waylands series mentioned above was the Moon Stallion, I remember it from 1978:
A young girl named Diana (played by a young Sarah Sutton, later to star in Dr Who), her archeologist father and her brother visit friends in Berkshire near the site of the ancient Celtic horse cut into a chalky hillside. Though Diana is blind, she has the "sight" which connects her to a mysterious white stallion, to an ancient legend of Arthur as a Celtic chieftain, and to danger from others who seek paranormal power.
| New Message Posted!2005-11-10 21:43  |
Yes I remember it well and an excellent production it was too. The White Witch was gorgeous - was she played by Kate Nelligan or Barbara Kellerman?
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| New Message Posted!2005-11-10 21:05  |
Going back to an earlier mention of "The Lion,the witch and the wardrobe," does anyone remember the 60's series on a Sunday night? Six parts I think.
I remember Aslan being sacrificed on what looked like a dolmen before the mice freed him.
Remember the Old Magic or even Older Magic going back to the dawn of time. Even CS Lewis, christian though he was, seems to acknowledge that earlier religions had a part to play in the scheme of things.
from Cheshire / Manchester
| New Message Posted!2005-11-10 06:20  |
Robert Goddard - Sight Unseen
Take a look at the Amazon picture
It is set in Avebury.
Any have anything to say on the book?
from A Cumbrian Lass
| New Message Posted!2005-11-10 00:16  |
Manda Scotts Boudica series of "Dreaming" novels have many references to the sacred places of the ancestors, some are caves, some burial mounds. Fantastic books too.
Visit this page for a synopsis and reviews of book one BOUDICA I: DREAMING THE EAGLE http://www.mandascott.co.uk/?page=book&title=25
Then buy the book and enjoy!
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| New Message Posted!2005-11-09 12:01  |
Coming into this very late, doesn't "Stig of the Dump" end with the construction of a cromlech?
There was a BBC children's adaptation about 25 year ago of something (and I can't describe it in enough detail to find it on the net) set round the Uffington white horse and Wayland's Smithy (is the Simpson's Waylon Smithers a reference???)
Dorothy Edwards' "The Witches and the Grinnygog" briefly mentions a stone circle among the mysterious artefacts found during construction of an airport - it's a book that's worth reading for lots of other reasons though.
And somewhere I've got a 1950s childrens book called (IIRC) The Two Young Explorers) about a couple of young stone-age Briton, which includes a highly imaginary Stonehenge ceremony.
from Newton Abbot, Devon
| New Message Posted!2005-10-19 23:57  |
I thought I'd mentioned these:
'Taliesin', and 'Merlin', which are the first two of the 'Pendragon Cycle' by Stephen Lawhead.
The books contain quite a few scenes with stone circles, sacred groves, etc, and last night I was reading that a certain tribe moved to a 'crannog', or 'cave in a mountain' for the winter!
I was always under the impression that crannogs were lake-houses, built on artificial platforms?!
I don't recall any 'known' monuments being mentioned but am quite enjoying the atmosphere of these books. Most of the action happens in Wales.