The Man Who Planted Trees

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The Man Who Planted Trees

Post: #10520 Tigerhair
Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:43 pm

By Jean Giono - everyone should have a copy.
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Post: #97179 celticmyth
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:31 am

http://homepages.tcp.co.uk/~nicholson/theman.html

thanks for that Tigerhair,lovely story
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Post: #97207 ina
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:09 pm

I've got one somewhere - good idea, should try and unearth it again.
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Re: The Man Who Planted Trees

Post: #136287 pureportugal
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:29 pm

i agree, everyone should read it.

have you seen the animated version, it's wonderful!
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Re: The Man Who Planted Trees

Post: #136332 Milims
Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:02 am

I just watched it - it's so beautiful that it made me cry!
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Re: The Man Who Planted Trees

Post: #136384 Milims
Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:46 pm

I was so taken with the story that I looked in my usual internet haunts but couldn't find it, so went into town to the second hand book shop to buy it. I looked in all the appropriate places but it wasn't on the shelves, so I asked one of the assistants if there was anywhere else to look (bearing in mind thsi is a HUGE book shop in an old railway station). He went off to look in the back and lo and behold it had just been taken in this morning and was waiting to be put on the self! I guess some things are just meant to be! :mrgreen:
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Post: #136388 pureportugal
Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:58 pm

brilliant milims! it always makes me cry too.
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Re: The Man Who Planted Trees

Post: #136394 becks77
Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:20 pm

Thank you so much for that link, a truly inspiring and wonderful tale,
You are right , everyone should read this story
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Re: The Man Who Planted Trees

Post: #136405 Milims
Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:57 pm

As it happens - just after I went to the bookshop I went to buy some milk and met an olf fiend that I haven't seen for ages who I really didn't expect to see. I showed her the book and she really wants to read it as she used to live in Potugal! The word is spreading!
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Re: The Man Who Planted Trees

Post: #136406 pureportugal
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:10 pm

cool! i've added a link to my sig, let's try to get everyone to read/watch it!
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Re: The Man Who Planted Trees

Post: #190572 southeast-isher
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:50 pm

Hey, i was Googling earlier and looking into guerilla gardening on Wikipedia and it mentioned this story. It sounded interesting so i hunted and found the adnimation to download. So glad i did! Touching story, really really nice. I should have guessed it had been mentioned on here! If anyone wants the animation video give me a shout.

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Re: The Man Who Planted Trees

Post: #190610 Millymollymandy
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:30 am

I've just read it now too and was a bit sad that it was fiction - thought it was about a real person. Lovely anyway.

The link to the animated version doesn't work anymore.
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Re: The Man Who Planted Trees

Post: #190618 southeast-isher
Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:49 am

If you type in "taringa" and "the man who planted trees" in google you will find the page.

Search in that page for the 3 links. Download all three.

Then use HJsplit to join the three files together into one. http://www.freebyte.com/hjsplit/

It is on youtube but low quality and split into 3 parts.

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Re: The Man Who Planted Trees

Post: #190626 Millymollymandy
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:56 am

I found it and watched it earlier. The link is http://www.moviesfoundonline.com/man_wh ... _trees.php

No need for splitting or joining (don't understand that bit anyway!).

Funny how a story you can read in 5 mins can last 30 mins on film. Normally a book that takes you about 20 hours (or whatever) to read is condensed into a 2 hour or less film!

And I do love Christopher Plummer's voice. Sexy....... :iconbiggrin:
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Re: The Man Who Planted Trees

Post: #190629 southeast-isher
Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:02 pm

joining needed if you want to download to keep it rather than watch online


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