Tuesday, April 26, 2005
TintinI thought the Tintin exposition was really wonderful. If you are a fan of Tintin, or you have children who like the stories, go to Cheverny Chateau to see this exposition. It is a very interactive exhibit.
Tintin was created in 1929 by comic-strip artist Herge. Tintin is a reporter and has a faithful dog, Milou. There are 24 Tintin books, including one of Tintin in America.
The exposition references many of the books. The exhibit begins with a video from one of the stories. Then you enter a room that is a complete re-enactment of the room in the movie you just watched. Unlike a museum, the kids could actually touch everything. There were secret panels on the wall to find scenes from the book. One panel had a model boat from one of the stories. One room, from a story in the Calculus Affair (L'Affaire Tournesol), I believe, was essentially a haunted room.... lightening and storm sounds, the lights go out, noises from behind doors.... The kids loved it. The phone even rang and my son raced to answer it! No one was there.
Here is a picture of my son pretending to brush his teeth at the sink. This was a scene from TinTin L'Affaire Tournesol.
Here is my son with a prop from The Red Sea Sharks (Le Tresor de Rackham le Rouge).
A final message from Herge. This is part of a large banner at the end of the exhibit.
This was one of the best exhibits I've seen in a while. Go see it!
-- said Auntie M in Paris
# posted by Anna : 1:19 PM
Tin Tin and Milou - an excellent example of loyal friends.
thanks for the post! Terry in SF
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# posted by irene : 8:03 PM
In the English version they always called Milou "Snowy".
I know at the library still they have huge Tintin complilation books. One was actually all in the original French. Now I can read it!
# posted by Joe : 9:52 PM
Near the Louvre
85 rue Saint-Honoré
Near Gare de Lyon
# posted by Anonymous : 10:27 PM
Terry, I really want a Tintin shirt. I might just buy one next time.
Vivi, The Loire is great, but best to go off season since you have the option.
Maryse, So many people have said the same thing to me. That's why I'm glad my son is so interested in the book. He needs to practice his reading.
Irene, It's because I love Paris and I know I won't be here forever.
Joe, I hope one day I will be able to read Tintin in French too. That's great that you can.
A, Email me on mraparis@gmail and I'll think about your question some more.
# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 10:58 PM
# posted by NARDAC : 4:15 AM
Very cool photos btw.
# posted by BohemianMama : 5:43 PM