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    From books, tv, movies or whatever. I will search th internet for some later, but I took my sleeping pill and can barely type this


    Anyways, here's one. Princess Langwidere from the book Ozma of Oz from the wizard of oz series.
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    I usually take my sleeping pills at night. But hey, that's just me.
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    Well, I know several pickers who pretend to play. Does that count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycat View Post
    I usually take my sleeping pills at night. But hey, that's just me.
    I take it a half hour to an hour before I go to sleep. How light it is outside is irrelevant.
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    Captain Corelli's Mandolin with Nicholas Cage. Never seen it, though.

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    There's Captain Corelli's mandolin, novel and movie.
    It's labeled as romantic comedy though, not my favourite genre, so I have neither watched the movie nor read the book

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    There is a series of kids books, Ranger's Apprentice or something, in which the main character plays Mandola.

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    Does two tuning pegs and three strings count if they still call it a mandolin? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJMlruV2RD4&sns=em
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    Paul McCartney: technically, a fictional character (Yellow Submarine), technically a mandolinist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geir Kavli View Post
    There's Captain Corelli's mandolin, novel and movie.
    It's labeled as romantic comedy though, not my favourite genre, so I have neither watched the movie nor read the book
    Romantic, yes. Comedy, hardly, though there are light moments. The book indeed is a bit darker than the movie. Folks here tend to pan the movie a bit harshly. I'm a fan of Bernieres novels so did enjoy this as well. I'd recommend the book over the movie, but 90 minutes of Penelope Cruz isn't going to hurt anyone's eyes, at least.

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    A pair of cartoon mandolinists:
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    Alan Barrows and Sissy Know from A Mighty Wind.

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    The evil queen in The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis) plays an instrument "like a mandolin" in the story. It's used to put one under a spell as she gently "thrums" it and lulls her victims to an enchanted sleep. It's a beautiful scene from a beautiful story.
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    The evil queen in The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis) plays an instrument "like a mandolin" in the story. It's used to put one under a spell as she gently "thrums" it and lulls her victims to an enchanted sleep. It's a beautiful scene from a beautiful story.
    Interesting, so far two out of 5(?) fictional mandolin players have been witches.

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    Anyhow here's a google search, https://www.google.no/search?q=mando...w=1280&bih=913
    the first few seem to be novels which might fit the criteria

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    We are under represented in literature and movies. Though I would love to know how many mandolin players feature in all the European literature. I would bet there are more.
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    Posted this in the Wizard of Oz thread a little while ago :

    Another witch with mandolin content

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    .. she took out a musical instrument rather like a mandolin. She began to play it with her fingers - a steady, monotonous thrumming that you didn't notice after a few minutes. But the less you noticed it, the more it got into your brain and your blood. This also made it hard to think.

    The Lady of the Green Kirtle from The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis. Illustration by Pauline Baynes

    Identify the mandolin anybody ?

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    some people have accused me of being a fictional mandolin player, if you know what I am saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geir Kavli View Post
    Interesting, so far two out of 5(?) fictional mandolin players have been witches.
    You say that as if it differs from real life???
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    Professor Diggins:
    http://www.amazon.com/Professor-Digg...dp/0020436807#

    The Professor sings a song at one point in the book, accompanying himself on mandolin, and there's even a lead sheet for the song at the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vigee View Post
    Alan Barrows and Sissy Know from A Mighty Wind.

    Geordi La Forge in Star Trek.
    Very funny that when Worf breaks it. My mother did that with my first guitar!!!
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    I know of someone with fictional mandolin skills... *looks in mirror*
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    The "Darlings," a fictional Bluegrass band in the Andy Griffith Show had a mandolin player. Never identified by name, I don't think. If I'm not mistaken, he was played by Dean Webb of the "Dillards," who played the band in the TV show.

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