|Mary Martin in|
Anyway, I did watch that Mary Martin musical version (some Peter Pan--even a girl--was better than no Peter Pan). But I never liked it. Never bought MM as PP.
But I hated the PP PB can--and you can see why. I mean, that is clearly a woman dressed in a PP costume. Clearly. WTF? I mean, PP is a boy. His given name could not be more male (wink, wink). And yet ... there's a woman on the PP can--kind of a hot woman, actually (as I view it now, decades later), gesturing toward the word SMOOTH. And just why is that? What is she implying? And what's with the high heels? Is she going to some kind of formal later? And no weapon? Doesn't she know the world is populated with Captain Hooks? And wacky crocodiles? And nine-year-old boys with crushes?
In the film, Bryce Robinson plays a young boy named Edison, a young boy who has a crush on his teacher (Jennifer Garner). And he is serious, man. (Though, eventually, he shifts to a classmate.) Just saying ... I wasn't all that weird in 1953. Besides ... I'd already had a crush on my second grade teacher, Miss Flewelling, Avondale School, Amarillo, Texas. And I was only seven then. Precocious lad, eh?
Okay, so I never got to the tomato-soup part of this ... Part 2 tomorrow!
TO BE CONTINUED ...