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  Matilda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Matilda of Flanders (~1031 – 1083), Queen of England, wife of William I of England
Matilda of Boulogne (1104 – 1152), Queen of England, wife of Stephen of England
Matilda, Duchess of Saxony (1156 – 1189), Duchess of Saxony, daughter of Henry II of England
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 Matilda (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Matilda is a novel by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.
The parents of Matilda Wormwood care little about her, even though she shows strong signs of being a genius in the making, and they encourage her to watch television instead of reading books, which she prefers.
Matilda instead goes to the library and amasses a great deal of knowledge, so that when she starts school, she is miles ahead of everyone else.
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 Mara Wilson .net - Matilda Plot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Matilda is a very intelligent and talented girl, but this is not appreciated by her parents, in fact her parents even though treating her well, rarely aknoledge her existance.
Matilda begins to discover her remarkable powers of telekenisis (try this yourself(!)) when the family are watching television, which she is forced to watch too.
Matilda is very anxious to go to school (also relating to the book (again) Roald Dahl is showing us good teaching, but keeping away from ideas such as pupils not enjoying schoolwork), but her parents are not particularly interested.
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 The Guide -- ‘Darkness Falls’ Is Poorly Written but Fun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
After she was accused of kidnapping and killing the two youths, the town’s court system speedily convicted Matilda of the crime and put her to death.
The film opens 150 years after Matilda’s death when Kyle Walsh (Chaney Kley) has lost his last baby tooth and makes the horrible mistake of looking at the ghostly Matilda when she comes to retrieve the tooth in the night.
As Matilda goes from being an occupier of shadow to a figure clothed and masked, the suspense and fear built in the first half of the film decrease significantly.
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 Waltzing Matilda: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Australia, officially the commonwealth of australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only country to occupy an entire continent, and the largest...
Matilda : A romantic term for a swagman's bundle.
The exact origins of the term "Matilda" are disputed; one fanciful derivation states that when swagmen met each other at their gatherings, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wa/waltzing_matilda.htm   (2881 words)

 The Austin Chronicle: Film Listings
Matilda Wormwood (Wilson) is born a bright, white lamb of a girl into a family of boorish, fl sheep.
But Matilda shines nonetheless and her extraordinary mind reaches through her dim surroundings to the light and enlightenment outside.
His response is a scathing, uncomprehending dismissal, “Why would anyone want a book when they have a perfectly good TV to watch?” Undaunted, the five-year-old finds her way to a public library and quickly devours every volume in the place.
www.austinchronicle.com /gbase/Calendar/Film?Film=oid:138101   (636 words)

 Matilda (1996)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Trunchbull puts Matilda in the chokie she bumps into one of the nails sticking through the door and it shakes like it's rubber.
Matilda is a very bright and intelligent for a girl of her age.
So when Matilda develops these telekinetic powers, it is up to her to teach Mrs Trunchbull an ultimate lesson.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0117008   (541 words)

 Beyond the Slimy Wall: Darkness Falls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
But poor Matilda is doomed to some of the worst luck on record, it seems; one night, two local children don’t return home, and small-town folks being even less accepting of eccentrics a century-and-a-half ago than they are now, it was quickly decided Matilda was to blame.
Matilda proceeds to wreak havoc at the police station, allowing Kyle to escape and head for the hospital to protect Caitlin and Michael.
The film even has a bit of a gotcha ending, and the closing credits are very well done, more than worth sticking around for till the very end (which I always do anyway, but if you usually don’t, these are worth the effort).
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 MATILDA movie review
But in the amusing new family film, Matilda, the precocious little girl learns to take the initiative to improve her own life -- even if that means something as simple as finding her way to the local library.
Matilda is being raised by indifferent parents who don't begin to recognize her abilities and promise.
Matilda's only bright respite is her classroom teacher, the sweet-hearted, appropriately named Miss Honey (Embeth Davidtz).
www.rochestergoesout.com /mov/m/matild.html   (593 words)

 Matilda (1996) - MovieWeb
Matilda (Mara Wilson) is an extraordinary girl, a child of wondrous intelligence.
When the Wormwoods finally grant Matilda's wish to attend school, they bundle her off to Crunchem Hall, a bleak brick prison where students cower before the whip-hand and fist of a hulking monster, principal Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris).
Amid Crunchem's darkness, Matilda finds a single light in warm-hearted Miss Honey (Embeth Davidtz), the first-grade teacher who recognizes the girl's remarkable skills -- including a very special talent that allows the spirited girl to turn the tables on the wicked grownrups in her world.
movieweb.com /movie/matilda   (202 words)

 Film review: There's an edge of cruelty around new children's film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Of course, there are plenty of trained observers who say that vigilant adults are much more unsettled by Dahl on behalf of children than are the children themselves who read Dahl's books, often stories about children largely on their own in a universe driven by the absurdist rules of terrifying adults.
Matilda is the second child born to Harry and Zinnia Wormwood (DeVito and Rhea Perlman).
None of the children are shown to be in any way harmed; indeed, the pig-tailed girl seems to enjoy flying through the air, a trip which ends with a sleigh ride through a field of daisies and a bouquet of them in her hand.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/features/96/08/05/matilda.html   (647 words)

Matilda is played by a man in a kangaroo suit.
It’s clear that the makers of this film knew how unconvincing the whole thing is, simply because no character brings attention to the fact that Matilda looks more like a guy in a brown rabbit suit than an Australian hopper.
At the end of the film, Revill tells the audience what’s happened to all the characters and presents Gould (and his family) was a li’l baby kangaroo.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Movie/1754/matilda.html   (683 words)

 DVD Times - Léon: The Professional (Deluxe Edition)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
While Matilda is perhaps confused about her emotions, Leon eventually does come to love her, although not in the way that she wants him to.
By the end of the film, he clearly loves her in the way that a father loves a daughter, whereas the way in which Matilda sees him is more complex: in her mind, she has constructed multiple roles for him to occupy, including both parent and potential lover.
The film's previous DVD presentations have all been sub-par, and the transfer used here appears to be exactly the same one that showed up both on the original US release of the integrale cut and the subsequent Superbit release.
www.dvdtimes.co.uk /content.php?contentid=56058   (4844 words)

 Hour.ca - Film - Movie details - Matilda
Mara Wilson does a fabulous job in the title role of Matilda and her mischievousness is always accompanied by a tint of sincereity and innocence and you will be completely behind her the role way through the film.
Matilda shows a little girl who is so much smarter than her performance that is trying to find herself in a real cruel world.
Matilda is a very cool film and there are many funny moments and the little girl who plays Matilda is so cute.
www.hour.ca /film/movie.aspx?iIDFilm=921   (394 words)

 Darkness Falls
Matilda and her late husband were among the town’s first settlers, coming over with other fisherman who made their living from the whaling industry.
Matilda would wander the streets only under the cover of night, her face hidden behind a white porcelain mask, and look for houses where children had left their baby teeth in a handkerchief tacked to the front door.
Matilda bolted her door as the mob began hurling rocks at the house and screaming for her to come out.
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 Movie Spoiler for the film -DARKNESS FALLS
Suddenly when the angel of death (otherwise known as Matilda) is about to swoop down on them, she is shooed off by bright lights, head lights.
Matilda blows up and everyone is sitting around all tired, exhausted from all that work.
Matilda is dangling Kyle by his neck, and is about to kill him in the same way she killed his mom.
www.themoviespoiler.com /Spoilers/darknessfalls.html   (2101 words)

 Laramie Movie Scope: Matilda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
"Matilda" is a good fantasy about a little girl, played by Mara Wilson, who as an intellectual, grows up alone and outcast by her crass, stupid and morally corrupt parents, well played by Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman.
In addition to being a genius, it turns out that Matilda also posses the power of telekinesis, which she uses to punish those who deserve it.
The only problem with it is that Matilda plays practical jokes on her parents to punish them for their bad behavior.
www.lariat.org /AtTheMovies/old/matilda.html   (348 words)

So when 12-year-old Matilda (Natalie Portman, in a decisively magnetic screen debut) returns to her apartment building with a bag of groceries and knocks on Leon's door instead of her own, he can't bring himself to leave her out in the corridor.
The subtext here is that Matilda is a girl with ineffectual parents and insensitive educators who has probably learned most of what she knows of the world from television.
But the main reason that the film packs such a wallop is that it's restrained in many ways, taking time to develop its characters to some sort of fruition.
www.deep-focus.com /flicker/leon.html   (1139 words)

 Show #134 of Reeling: The Movie Review Show with Robin and Laura Clifford
This theme is symbolized, rather obviously, throughout the film by Jack's observation of the life cycle of a butterfly.
They distrust Matilda's love of reading to the point of keeping her out of school until Harry sells a car to the principal of Crushem Hall, a Nazish former Olympian shotputter with an overzealousness for discipline.
"Matilda" is such an intelligent rendering of the story about a gifted child that her telekinetic powers, fully introduced quite late in the film, are almost superfluous except for the visual effects and to tie up plot threads at the end.
www.reelingreviews.com /reel134.htm#jack   (2843 words)

 : Matilda - DVD film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Matilda Wormwood lives with uncaring parents but finds hope and comfort in her beloved library books.
Matilda must unlock the secrets of her special powers in order to help her kind teacher Miss Honey (Embeth Davidtz) and her new friends.
Fantastic film version of the acclaimed novel, which thankfully retains the dark and bittersweet moments that Roald Dahl brought to all his children's books.
www.totaltiorden.dk /shop/dvd_details.php/0800130952|dvd   (743 words)

Her lust to avenge the death of her brother she gets Leon to teach her to be a a hit man. The story shows the changes in the young girl from innocent to killer and a man that can kill with a cold dispassion and professionalism that is truly frightening into a tender father figure.
With such films as La Femme Nikita and the Fifth Element to his credit he is one of the strangest and most talented directors of this day.
When we first see Matilda a bit later one there is a similar shot down the stairway of her apartment house.
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 WWLP.COM - Movie Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The film is a thoughtful tale about a remarkable little girl ignored by her family, but deeply appreciated by her teacher.
Matilda's hatred for the evil Trunchbull brings out the child's supernatural powers.
The film is at its best sticking satiric daggers into the Wormwood's twisted family values.
www.wwlp.com /news/segments/sybersy/matilda.html   (255 words)

With the myriad tired clichés in “horror” films these days, not to mention all the spoofed ones, you would think directors would set their movies in a locale that isn’t a small New England town.
Matilda also has an aggravating, metallic shriek she belts forth every time she attacks.
The whole film boils down to the basic formula of a shriek, someone getting hoisted up in the air on wires, a body falling to the ground and then lots of running by those still alive.
www.wesleyan.edu /argus/archives/jan312003/dateyear/a2.html   (873 words)

 Salon Entertainment | Home Movies by Charles Taylor: Book worm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
"Matilda" is the story of a little girl (Mara Wilson, who's wide-eyed and canny at the same time) born to parents who don't want her.
When she's finally allowed to attend school, Matilda finds a friend and protector in her teacher, Miss Honey (Embeth Davidtz), who recognizes Matilda for the remarkable child she is. But they both have to defeat the school's evil principal, Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris, padded and hook-nosed and irresistibly villainous).
At the end of the movie Matilda has her nose in another book, and among the last words we hear her say are "Call me Ishmael." In other words, this end is another beginning, with Matilda waiting to see where the next story will lead her.
www.salon.com /ent/movies/tayl/1998/11/30tayl.html   (1212 words)

 Coming Attractions Preview Room Presents Matilda
Matilda is a modern fairy tale, the story of a little girl who creates her own place in the world through strength, courage, and an exceptional knack for mischief.
On the surface, Matilda appears to be this little, defenseless creature, and even though she's basically all alone in the world, she never loses her sense of identity or her sense of humor.," he notes.
When Matilda trys to get Miss Honey's doll from her bedroom, or what used to be her bedroom, she causes lots of funny things to happen in Miss Honey's old house.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Hills/4954/matilda.html   (928 words)

 Matilda Page 2 - Movie Tome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Matilda, at one point, said that she was 6 1/2 when actually Mara Wilson was 8 and 9 when it was filmed and released
When Matilda first arrives at school, she has a sweater on over her dress, and a school journal in her hand.
When Matilda levitates the water pitcher to show Miss Honey her powers, the shadow of the water pitcher is still where it should be if it were sitting on the tabletop.
www.movietome.com /movietome/servlet/MoviePage2/movieid-9764/Matilda   (799 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Every once in a while, when an exceptional family film comes along, I will attempt to champion it by challenging parents to put their money where their mouths have been; with all the hubbub over the lack of films suitable for children, it is remarkable how many non-Disney films disappear in a couple of weeks.
Matilda also discovers another special talent -- the ability to move things with her mind -- which allows her to help herself and Miss Honey to overcome Miss Trunchbull's cruelty.
Finally, MATILDA has that quality I find rarest and most treasured in family entertainment: it is family entertainment in the truest sense of the word.
www.cc.gatech.edu /classes/AY2005/cs6300_fall/projects/project5/movies/57/5754   (684 words)

 Sheffield | Film Listings for Sheffield Indymedia ALT.DOC.FEST 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Matilda has a "hacklab", that is a suite of internet connected recycled computers using free software.
This arresting and compelling film interspersed with personalised video diaries and reportage from the young people, smashes the myth of apathy and lethargy in the younger generation, and presents a youth - orientated account of one of the most significant weeks in Scotlands current history.
The film tells the life story of this incredibly dedicated activist, while weaving in the history and achievements of the animal rights movement in the UK, and the wider social and political issues and movements of the time.
www.indymedia.org.uk /en/regions/sheffield/2005/11/328184.html   (1355 words)

 Leon - Review - A paedophilic relationship?
Matilda's family are killed over a drug-related incident and from there on in here relationship with Leon blossoms.
There are a number of references Matilda makes towards Leon being more than a father figure and even claims Leon is "her lover" to one of the characters in the film.
The film is a relatively unknown flick amongst the majority of filmgoers but it should not be underrated because of the masterpiece it is.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /vhs-title-l/leon/124987   (422 words)

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