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musically discovering inner beauty........,, February 20, 2008

Penelope Original Lakeshore Records available on November 20 2014 from Amazon for $12.15
We all know and love Joby's work, he can do anything musically, from his early days with The Divine Comedy he added something enriching to Neil Hannon's songs and in Once Around the Sun, The Dying Swan, The Path of Miracles, Arctic Tale, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and now Penelope, he continues to give us a truly inspiring musical tapestry for our ears to dance around.Penelope was a lovely film, a very sweet modern fairy tale which was partly about knowing how to love ourselves before we can know how to love others or for that matter, expect others to love us in return and our two protagonists have to learn to accept who they are before they can live happily ever after. As I walked into the theatre with sister and mother in tow, I was half expecting an awful sentimental film but like the music it never strayed into mawkish territory. It was a traditional fairy tale like Beauty and the Beast, or Cinderella and was a thoughtfully put together film with unexpected...

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I just went to see the movie "Penelope" last night and when the credits finally started rolling at the end, I found myself shaking my head in disagreement with some of its naysayers (I had previously read a review prior to viewing the film). I found it to be delightful in so many respects: warm, bittersweet, romantic, charming, and believe it or not, laugh out loud funny!! Christina Ricci was adorable as the hopeful, strong willed Penelope, and James McAvoy (*sigh*) complimented her perfectly as a destitute, charming blueblood who was first coerced into betraying her....only to wind up seeing her true inner beauty beyond her family curse that caused her to be born with the face of a pig(and thus losing his heart). The color, style, and design of her rich parents' home was exotic, beautiful; yet the only purpose it served was as a gilded cage to our poor heroine who longed to be accepted, see/experience the unknown world outside her window. I won't go into much more detail here, as...
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This song is by Sigur Rós, a band from Iceland. They've got no connections to anybody named 'Wenzel Templeton' or 'Robert Pegg' that I can find. What I did discover, however, is that Templeton is of a Vancouver (BC, Canada) band titled 'Boy Girl Radio' - This band consists of Wenzel Templeton, David Lettinga and an Archibald Pegg. No "Robert" here but at least we've found the Pegg.Can't find anybody with the name Robert Pegg having anything to do with music at all, either.Maybe whoever composed the soundtrack listing messed up somewhere, or am I totally off?Just seems strange - it's a Sigur song, in its original version.
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We all know and love Joby's work, he can do anything musically, from his early days with The Divine Comedy he added something enriching to Neil Hannon's songs and in Once Around the Sun, The Dying Swan, The Path of Miracles, Arctic Tale, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and now Penelope, he continues to give us a truly inspiring musical tapestry for our ears to dance around.Penelope was a lovely film, a very sweet modern fairy tale which was partly about knowing how to love ourselves before we can know how to love others or for that matter, expect others to love us in return and our two protagonists have to learn to accept who they are before they can live happily ever after. As I walked into the theatre with sister and mother in tow, I was half expecting an awful sentimental film but like the music it never strayed into mawkish territory. It was a traditional fairy tale like Beauty and the Beast, or Cinderella and was a thoughtfully put together film with unexpected...
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