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Liked the movie, got the book.

.... prefer the movie (more details in there).

Question ... in the movie the mum is freed when the witch died. but in the book, the mum is freed when (if I remember correctly) 'when the moon loses a daughter, and there are two mondays in a week)'.

The moon losing a daughter is the falling star, but did I miss a reference to two mondays ?

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don't have the book right in front of me, but I think it's "when the moon loses a daughter on a week when two mondays come together" or something.

the two mondays are Mr Monday (the guy who runs the store) and Victoria - after they get married.

I prefer the book, but that's what I encountered first.



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i almost refuse to believe that the movie can have more details than the book. almost. i'll have to wait til i've seen the movie to be sure.

but i'm hoping to see it next week, so that should be soonish.


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i really love the original book Smile. it contains much more stuff than the movie does. but i still like the movie for those amusing ghost Big Grin.


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i think that is the thing i wish had been kept in the most, its just a more pleasing, fairy taleish strange sweet logic that way. killing ditchwater sal is too simple a solution. i think i feel more for rules being changed than for details of the story. i loved the film as it was but i do think stuff like that lessens the magic. i guess like the ending and making it a distinct kingdom and stuff its just to make it more accessable.
 
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direct from the book:

"I have done nothing: nothing that I did not do eighteen years ago. I was bound to you to be your slave until the day that the moon lost her daughter, if it occurred in a week when two Mondays came together. And my time with you is almost done."


Limertilly: A pagan deity forgotten by man and therefore banished to the realms of memory and darkness now remembered by a young girl in downtown L.A. in the form of a dream and therefore freed to reap your revenge on the people who discarded you, thereby forcing said girl to learn to use her innate yet awesome powers as a soothsayer to gather forces of the Earth to defy you and once more banish you to your cold, cold prisoooooon

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thanks Limertilly! I was just too lazy to go look in my own copy. I also feel that bit should've been kept in - somehow. but I'm not a script writer.



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i must admit, i'd have preferred it if Lamia had just ended up a tiny wizened old lady who had to let go of her idea of having the star's heart.


Limertilly: A pagan deity forgotten by man and therefore banished to the realms of memory and darkness now remembered by a young girl in downtown L.A. in the form of a dream and therefore freed to reap your revenge on the people who discarded you, thereby forcing said girl to learn to use her innate yet awesome powers as a soothsayer to gather forces of the Earth to defy you and once more banish you to your cold, cold prisoooooon

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