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The Rock'n'Roll Wolf or Mama.


Continuing the trend of odd children's television that few have heard of. Hee. This is the rock’n’roll version of an old Romanian fairytale. It is a French/Romanian/Soviet co-production from 1976, and when I was a kid they used to send this on telly all the time. You see Norwegian television didn’t have that much money and they were afraid of what they saw as American commercialism – so instead they bought and broadcasted lots of Eastern European productions. This was one of them. +++ )

It tells the story of Mother Goat (here called Rada), and her kids. Naturally there is an evil wolf (Titi Suru), who in this version dresses in black, tight leather and sings rock songs. Incidentally the wolf character was recently voted "most disturbing pre-teen sexual experience" by a rather large number of Norwegians. Interpret that as you wish. more wolf under cut )

So tell me - does this look familiar to any one? [livejournal.com profile] alexandral, do you have any recollection of this?
baleanoptera: (Goonies)


The Rock'n'Roll Wolf or Mama.


Continuing the trend of odd children's television that few have heard of. Hee. This is the rock’n’roll version of an old Romanian fairytale. It is a French/Romanian/Soviet co-production from 1976, and when I was a kid they used to send this on telly all the time. You see Norwegian television didn’t have that much money and they were afraid of what they saw as American commercialism – so instead they bought and broadcasted lots of Eastern European productions. This was one of them. +++ )

It tells the story of Mother Goat (here called Rada), and her kids. Naturally there is an evil wolf (Titi Suru), who in this version dresses in black, tight leather and sings rock songs. Incidentally the wolf character was recently voted "most disturbing pre-teen sexual experience" by a rather large number of Norwegians. Interpret that as you wish. more wolf under cut )

So tell me - does this look familiar to any one? [livejournal.com profile] alexandral, do you have any recollection of this?
baleanoptera: (Goonies)


The first phrase I learned in French was la Grand Cataclysme. It sounds a bit ominous I know, but there is a logical explanation. It was one of the opening words of the narration of the wonderful cartoon Les Mondes Engloutis or Spartakus and the Sun beneath the Sea as it was called in English. But since Norwegian television never dubs anything, I and all my peers went around talking about la Grand Cataclysme. I suppose there are worse phrases.

cut for rather a lot of media )
baleanoptera: (Goonies)


The first phrase I learned in French was la Grand Cataclysme. It sounds a bit ominous I know, but there is a logical explanation. It was one of the opening words of the narration of the wonderful cartoon Les Mondes Engloutis or Spartakus and the Sun beneath the Sea as it was called in English. But since Norwegian television never dubs anything, I and all my peers went around talking about la Grand Cataclysme. I suppose there are worse phrases.

cut for rather a lot of media )
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Nothing is forgotten. Nothing is ever forgotten.



There are some experiences I can pinpoint exactly the first time they happened. Some things that made such an impact that I can point to a before and after, and one of those landmarks is the 1980’s series Robin of Sherwood.

I was eleven, I had the chicken pox and my very beloved grandmother, knowing I loved all things mythical and medieval, pointed out to me that they were showing a Robin Hood series on tv. Since I wasn’t going to school the next day at any rate, I could stay up and watch it. To say I loved the series would be an understatement. In my experience 11-year olds don’t just love a series, they become obsessed. So that chicken pox night started a life long love affair with Robin of Sherwood.

Robin of Sherwood is perhaps not the greatest show ever, but at times it was pretty good - and oh how I love it. How I still love it. This then is a post all about this love.

this way to quite a lot of pictures and one song. Also some none sense text )
baleanoptera: (Lion in Winter Doing the Lady thing)


Nothing is forgotten. Nothing is ever forgotten.



There are some experiences I can pinpoint exactly the first time they happened. Some things that made such an impact that I can point to a before and after, and one of those landmarks is the 1980’s series Robin of Sherwood.

I was eleven, I had the chicken pox and my very beloved grandmother, knowing I loved all things mythical and medieval, pointed out to me that they were showing a Robin Hood series on tv. Since I wasn’t going to school the next day at any rate, I could stay up and watch it. To say I loved the series would be an understatement. In my experience 11-year olds don’t just love a series, they become obsessed. So that chicken pox night started a life long love affair with Robin of Sherwood.

Robin of Sherwood is perhaps not the greatest show ever, but at times it was pretty good - and oh how I love it. How I still love it. This then is a post all about this love.

this way to quite a lot of pictures and one song. Also some none sense text )
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I am still going through this nostalgic tv-show thing. The last thing that has touched my sentimental heart is the tv series based on Astrid Lindgren's book Ronia-The Robber's daughter.



On the night that Ronia was born a thunderstorm was raging over the mountains, such a storm that all the Goblin folk in Matt’s Forest crept back in terror to their holes and hiding places. Only the fierce harpies preferred stormy weather to any other and flew, shrieking and hooting, around the robber’s stronghold on Matt’s Mountain. Their noise disturbed Lovis, who was lying within, prepared to give birth, and she said to Matt, "Drive the hell-harpies away and let me have some quiet. Other wise I can’t hear what I’m singing!"
The fact was that Lovis liked to sing while she was having her baby. It made things easier, she insisted, and the baby would probably be all the jollier if it arrived on earth to the sound of a song.
- from the English translation of the book


this way for the rest of the story, its pictures and music )
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I am still going through this nostalgic tv-show thing. The last thing that has touched my sentimental heart is the tv series based on Astrid Lindgren's book Ronia-The Robber's daughter.



On the night that Ronia was born a thunderstorm was raging over the mountains, such a storm that all the Goblin folk in Matt’s Forest crept back in terror to their holes and hiding places. Only the fierce harpies preferred stormy weather to any other and flew, shrieking and hooting, around the robber’s stronghold on Matt’s Mountain. Their noise disturbed Lovis, who was lying within, prepared to give birth, and she said to Matt, "Drive the hell-harpies away and let me have some quiet. Other wise I can’t hear what I’m singing!"
The fact was that Lovis liked to sing while she was having her baby. It made things easier, she insisted, and the baby would probably be all the jollier if it arrived on earth to the sound of a song.
- from the English translation of the book


this way for the rest of the story, its pictures and music )
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I don't know why but summer always makes me rather nostalgic. Last year that resulted in listening to a lot of old music, this year I've apparently turned my head towards tv shows I've loved. Be warned etc...

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:..or if you will:
Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel,
Tři oříšky pro Popelku
,
or Tre Nøtter til Askepott


Granted she does wear beautiful dresses and gets her prince, but the Cinderella of my youth was also a cross-dressing, crossbow shooting girl who rode to her ball instead of doing that whole carriage thing. That’s because my Cinderella was the one shown in the Czechoslovakian and German production "Three Wishes for Cinderella".

This way for all the images and nostalgic musings )
baleanoptera: (fairytale three crones)
I don't know why but summer always makes me rather nostalgic. Last year that resulted in listening to a lot of old music, this year I've apparently turned my head towards tv shows I've loved. Be warned etc...

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:..or if you will:
Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel,
Tři oříšky pro Popelku
,
or Tre Nøtter til Askepott


Granted she does wear beautiful dresses and gets her prince, but the Cinderella of my youth was also a cross-dressing, crossbow shooting girl who rode to her ball instead of doing that whole carriage thing. That’s because my Cinderella was the one shown in the Czechoslovakian and German production "Three Wishes for Cinderella".

This way for all the images and nostalgic musings )

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