Come away O human childTo the waters and the wildWith a fairy hand in handFor the world’s more full of weepingThan you can understand.— W.B. Yeats, by way of Steven Spielberg’s AI

“…if we’re to be helped, it’s got to be by magic.”— Woody Allen, by way of Mockingbird (7/21/09)

This week I’d like to talk about five movies where fantasy and dream and magic and childhood meet: Coraline, Paperhouse, The Innocents, The Red Balloon, and AI.


This movie was just released this week on DVD. Very worth seeing.

Check out R-J’s great review of it five months ago. Now that I…

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