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I hope it's okay to post this here! I've just set up isle_ofwight, a community for the appreciation of Anthony Minghella's works. Please feel welcome to join and participate.
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I am sorry to say that Anthony Minghella, the screenwriter of "the Storyteller" and many other award-winning screenplays and direction, has died at the age of 54.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7302841.stm

RIP

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What do YOU want to see from a Storyteller fansite?
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Bye, bye baby, baby goodbye...
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I'm ever so new to this community - I joined last night and now am posting (because NOW I'm actually awake enough to do so), but I adore The Storyteller, I've got the box set with the Greek Myth version too - but The Storyteller is by far my favorite. It's like hearing them told PROPERLY, the narration is wonderful and not obnoxious like some other 'kids' shows (or this post. *blush*).

I wish they had special features on the disk. I mean - does anyone wish that they got to hear how the moon became round? Got to have a good look at his jacket? I always wanted to see what else was on his jacket aside the soldier's emblem. What else would they have on it do you think? A map embroidered on the hem maybe?

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I watched "Orpheus and Eurydice" and found myself nagged by Hades, King of the Underworld. The voice was reminding me of something. It wasn't until the line above ("Nothing is stronger than death, little musician.") that I figured it out. The actor, Robert Stephens, played Aragorn in the 1980s radio adaptation of the Lord of the Rings.

Such a cool voice :)

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If you Google "Labyrinth" you get hundreds of fansites for the Jim Henson film.

If you Google "The Storyteller" "Jim Henson" you get 134,000 results, not one of which appears to be a fansite, or at least doesn't qualify for the term. One is the stories, copied direct from the book that was released, but nothing else. The other is part of a larger site and entiled "My Week with The Storyteller", where two friends from the States IM each other whilst watching 5 of the stories. It's amusing, although mostly all they do is make fun of it.

This show SO didn't get the recognition it deserves.

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I'm searching Wikipedia because I'm bored and have looked under Fairy Tales. Apparaently there is a story by the Brothers Grimm called

The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was

I feel that Fearnot is a much more appropriate title :) I think I've got a copy of Grimm's Fairytales somewhere... I'm gonna go read The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was.

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hey, i'd almost completely forgotten about the storyteller 'til i found this community. i'd been trying to remember the name of the show, but all i could think of was "the grim tales".

but anywho, i was obsessed with this show as a child. i used to force my parents to sit & watch it with me every week. i think i cried when the series finished.

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Which Storyteller story is your favourite? Your least-favourite I'd put this in poll format, but since I'm not a paid user... well, I can't. So:

Fearnot
Hans my Hedgehog
Sapsorrow
A Story Short
The Heartless Giant
The Luck Child
The Soldier and Death
The Three Ravens
The True Bride

For me:
Favourite: Tricky this one. The Soldier and Death I think. Though The Three Ravens and A Story Short come in close behind.
Least favourite: Hans my Hedgehog. I never really enjoyed that one, although I like that the Storyteller is in it as a character in his own right, and the music that "began with hello and ended with goodbye".

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