Sunday, June 19, 2011

Travel: A Culturally Broadening Experience

Admiring the towers of the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, the 17-year-old asked me if The Hunchback of Notre Dame had been a story before it was a Disney movie.

Had she ever heard of Victor Hugo, I asked?   No, she hadn't.  Nor Charles Laughton neither.  But I had never heard of the Disney movie, and so we educated each other.

1 comment:

Ken Houghton said...

Her loss was greater than yours in the U.S.; in France, where the "Sanctuary" movement actually is one, mileages may vary.

(She hadn't heard of Victor Hugo? Does she know about Les Miz?--Only half-joking.)