In 1962 the world famous book A Wrinkle In Time was written by Madeleine L'Engle. It was a children's book that many publishers said was too difficult for kids to
read, but it ended up being a literary masterpiece regardless. It's a favorite of mine, as it has been ever since I first read it. The book really teaches you important lessons
about life, love, and of course basic physics. This is one of those books that I think everyone should read at one point in their life. Even though the book is over 40 years
old, it's message is still true to this day. Three sequels were made from this book, including A Wind In the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters.
The various book covers.
Back of the Book
It is a dark and stormy night. Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are in the kitchen for a midnight
snack when a most disturbing visitor arrives.
"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger tells them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown of course. Let me sit down for a moment,
and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."
Meg's father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her
friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?
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To the joy of many people, this great book was made into a miniseries by Miramax films. The movie was finished at the end of 2002, but wasn't publically aired until May
10th, 2004. It failed to meet many air dates until it finally aired on ABC's Wonderful World of Disney. They created a small
web site for it. Disney also created a flash
site for the show. Amazingly, the movie won the Toronto International Film Award before it was ever aired. Although the original version was setup as a two part show, each
part around an hour and a half in length, it was shown all at once for a little over two hours. I was rather impressed with the movie. I think they did a fairly good job at
recreating the message of the book.
The following articles are about the production of the miniseries as well as the cast. 1,
My personal views towards the movie is that although it had some weak points like low quality actors, slightly different character portrayals, and low quality CGI, the movie
truely captured the message of the book, and was quite close to original story line. I rather enjoyed it.
If you haven't yet seen the movie you may enjoy seeing the trailer (.wmv, 1.4 MB).
Here are some photos from the movie. 1, 2,
Here is a A Wrinkle In Time desktop background I made.
- The online Movie fansite.
www.madeleinelengle.com - The author's web page.
www.madeleinelengle.org - The Madeleine L'Engle Workshop.
scifisuzi.com/ellendubin/wrinkle.htm - Ellen Dubin's (Aunt Beast) A Wrinkle in Time Page.
hometown.aol.com/kfbofpql/LEngl.html - A fan page.
www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/8838 - Old page about Madeleine L'Engle.