Categories Shallow The book was written by Yale University’s honorary “Christopher Pike Professor of English” Post author By jp Post date June 28, 2004 3 Comments on The book was written by Yale University’s honorary “Christopher Pike Professor of English” From the case’s promotional copy for the current DVD (re-)release of Disney’s 1993 film A Far Off Place, which is noteworthy only in that it stars a younger, pre-Election, Reese Witherspoon: “A classic adventure in the literary tradition of Holes” ← Ray Charles, in turn, clearly inspired underground hip-hop artists such as Louis Logic and Prince Po → Unintentionally Hilarious Photo of the Moment, vol. 25 3 replies on “The book was written by Yale University’s honorary “Christopher Pike Professor of English”” Holes was a huge-selling, well recieved Kid’s book before it was a movie. A Far Off Place is also based on a critically-acclaimed Kid book. So what’s the point? I concur. Holes was well-written and thoroughly enjoyable. Well, it might have something to do with the fact that the movie Holes came out roughly ten years AFTER the movie A Far Off Place, or that the book Holes came out roughly TWENTY years after the book A Far Off Place. How can you be “in the tradition” of something that occurred 10 to 20 years later? Or it might have something to do with the fact that the two books and movies referenced have literally nothing in common other than the fact that they are both based on books. This is an offshoot of the Harry Potter phenomenon, where suddenly reading becomes “hip” and simply advertising that a childrens movie is “based on a book” somehow becomes a valid marketing strategy. Comments are closed.