Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Writing Prompt for Today - From Printed Word to Movie Screen
The new children's movie "The Last Mimzy" (2007) is based on a classic science fiction story featuring children - "Mimsy Were the Borogoves" (or "Mimsy Were the Borogroves") published and written in 1943 by Lewis Padgett (pen name for Catherine Lucille [C.L.] Moore and her husband Henry Kuttner). There are similarities and differences between the original story and the movie version, as seems inevitable when printed stories are made into movies. Both "Mimsy" and "Mimzy" each in its own way features a young someone noteworthy in the history of children's literature, and each features the young main characters in different although similar ways. Think about the ways the young characters are featured in each version, and how the young literary person is important in each version, then consider writing your own fictional children's story that features either a real literary person or a literary character from classic literature.