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A87929473 - 'Around the World in Eighty Days' - a Novel by Jules Verne

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BobI

Entry: 'Around the World in Eighty Days' - a Novel by Jules Verne - A87929473
Author: BobI - U15003083

This Entry is for Dmitri. I can't say I particularly enjoyed the book, but I enjoyed writing about it.


A87929473 - 'Around the World in Eighty Days' - a Novel by Jules Verne

Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni

And we enjoyed reading about it! smiley - ok Thank you for doing this, so I didn't have to read any more Jules Verne.

Our young friends worldwide will appreciate this addition to their knowledge of fun stories. smiley - smiley

The 'Movie' section was of surpassing beauty. It could not possibly be improved upon. I did a little proofreading. I hope you don't mind:

smiley - biro Is there any way you could throw in the definition of the French word 'passepartout'?

smiley - biro I think the paragraph beginning 'The general opinion amongst the group....' would be better if you put it into the present tense.

smiley - biro >>This is where Mr Fix the detective appears convinced that Phileas Fogg is the runaway thief.<<

I think you need a comma after 'appears', because without it, the sentence means that Mr Fix only appears to be convinced.

smiley - biro >>why Passepartout would not appraise his employer of the attentions of Mr Fix.<<

I think the word should be 'apprise', meaning 'inform'?

Again, this is a great read! smiley - biggrin


A87929473 - 'Around the World in Eighty Days' - a Novel by Jules Verne

Post 3

Bluebottle

The one thing I would mention in the film section is that you are writing about the 1956 adaptation. Other film versions have been made since, particularly Disney/Walden Media's 2004 adaptation starring Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent, John Cleese and both Owen and Luke Wilson. Rather obvious, really, I mean who else would you possibly cast in an adaptation of a classic French novel?

Like many people of a certain age, for me Phogg will always be a lion.

smiley - whistlesmiley - musicalnotePhogg, I'm the one who made the bet
smiley - whistlesmiley - musicalnoteAnd I know we'll be exactly right on ti-ime

smiley - whistlesmiley - musicalnote80 days around the smiley - earth
smiley - whistlesmiley - musicalnoteWe'll find a pot of gold
smiley - whistlesmiley - musicalnoteJust sitting where the smiley - rainbow ends
smiley - whistlesmiley - musicalnoteTime - we'll fight against the time
smiley - whistlesmiley - musicalnoteAnd we'll fly on the white wings of the wind
smiley - whistlesmiley - musicalnote80 days around the smiley - earth
smiley - whistlesmiley - musicalnoteNo we won't say a word
smiley - whistlesmiley - musicalnoteBefore the ship is really back
smiley - whistlesmiley - musicalnoteRound, all around the world, Round, all around the world
smiley - whistlesmiley - musicalnoteRound, all around the world, Round, all around the world

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A87929473 - 'Around the World in Eighty Days' - a Novel by Jules Verne

Post 4

BobI

"Thank you for doing this, so I didn't have to read any more Jules Verne."

smiley - laughsmiley - laughsmiley - laugh I had to read the book twice!!

"The 'Movie' section was of surpassing beauty. It could not possibly be improved upon."

Thank you smiley - biggrin

I made those changes smiley - smiley


A87929473 - 'Around the World in Eighty Days' - a Novel by Jules Verne

Post 5

BobI

Thank you Bluebottle - I added mention of the 2004 film version too smiley - smiley


A87929473 - 'Around the World in Eighty Days' - a Novel by Jules Verne

Post 6

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - ok


A87929473 - 'Around the World in Eighty Days' - a Novel by Jules Verne

Post 7

bobstafford

"Passepartout" there several choices
1, Pass Key,
2, Been or seen everywhere

Also of interest for DG
And with a hyphen "Passe-Partout", Farming


A87929473 - 'Around the World in Eighty Days' - a Novel by Jules Verne

Post 8

Bluebottle

Thanks, this is coming along nicely. If I may be pedantic, is it worth a footnote to say that Queenstown in Ireland is now (since 1920) known as Cobh?

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A87929473 - 'Around the World in Eighty Days' - a Novel by Jules Verne

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SashaQ - happysad

"Like many people of a certain age, for me Phogg will always be a lion."

Yes indeed - for me as well smiley - laugh

I haven't read the book, but I did watch the 1956 film (apart from one or two bits that I fast-forwarded through) so I appreciate this Entry smiley - ok


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