Dec/2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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The reading you do as a child shapes your literary preferences for the rest of your life. In my mind, I settled the prairie with Laura Ingalls Wilder, I watched ‘Tip and Mitten‘ sit and stay and had ‘Fun With Dick and Jane‘. I adventured with ‘The Mouse and the Motorcycle‘, chose my own adventure (Which, btw is the format Neil Patrick Harris uses for his autobiography released last month, it’s great fun and a great read), I felt brave as I read R.L. Stine’s chiller’s which gave me the confidence to pick up Stephen King in later years. No matter what you grew to love to read, there was one series that stood out from the rest , ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark‘ by Alvin Schwartz with illustrations by Stephen Gammell took a heroic measure of nerve.

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Geared towards highly impressionable minds that were already hearing bumps in the night, this iconic series told stories that were based on folk tales and urban legends that creeped into our subconscious thought and never quite went away. That was my experience with the trio of books, at least. CBS Films has invested in a new scribe to spin the tales. John August (‘Big Fish‘) seems like a good fit for the dark and somber tone that will make these stories jump alive on screen. August has a background writing for Tim Burton which only makes his involvement more enticing as Burton is the mack daddy of dark and somber.

The feature length film will be produced by Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of Sean Daniel Company and Elizabeth Grave of 1212 Entertainment are producing, while Roberto Grande and Joshua Long will exec produce. Mark Ross and Alex Ginno are overseeing the project for CBS Films.

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Sean:
All in the valley of Death   Rode the six hundred. 'Forward, the Light Brigade!' Was there a man dismay'd? Not tho' the soldiers knew   Some one had blunder'd:
Michael:
Someone made a mistake?
Sean:
Yeah , their leader , their coach.
Michael:
But why would they go ahead if they knew he messed up?
Sean:
Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death   Rode the six hundred.
Michael:
They are all gonna die , arent they?
Sean:
Its really, really sad.I think you're goin to write something, Micheal.
[Michael's essay.]
Michael:
Courage is a hard thing to figure. You can have courage based on a dumb idea or a mistake, but you are not supposed to question adults or your coach or your teacher. Because they make the rules. Maybe they know the best or maybe they don't.It all depends on who you come and where they come from. Didnt atleast the six hundred guys think of giving up and joining with the other side.I mean The Valley Of Death! That's pretty salty stuff.THat's why courage is tricky, should you always do what others tell you to do. Sometimes you might not even know why you do something. I mean any fool can have courage. BUt honour, thta's the real reason you do something or you don't.Its who you are and maybe who you want to be. If you die trying for something important then you have both honour and courage and that's prettyu good. I think that's what the writer was saying, that you should hope for courage and try for honour and maybe even pray that the people telling you what to do have some too
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