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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">RG Media Type</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">films</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">The Magic of Ordinary Days</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Interest Level</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Grades 9-12; Adult</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Theme</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Beauty of simplicity; Love and sacrifice; Role of women</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Genre</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Drama; Romance</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Availability</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Available</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Free Web Version</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">No</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Geography</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Colorado</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Chronology</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1944</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Facility</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Granada (Amache) [4] - Amache, Colorado</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:films;\nTitle:The Magic of Ordinary Days;\nCreators:;\nInterestLevel:Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Beauty of simplicity; Love and sacrifice; Role of women;\nGenre:Drama; Romance;\nPoV:;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:Colorado;\nChronology:1944;\nFacility:Granada (Amache) [4] - Amache, Colorado;\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-FilmsDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">The Magic of Ordinary Days</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Date</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">2004</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Released</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">2005</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Director</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Brent Shields</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Producer</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Andrew Gottleib</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Screenplay</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Camille Thomasson</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Based On</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">novel by Ann Howard Creel</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Starring</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Keri Russell (Livy); Skeet Ulrich (Ray); Mare Winningham (Martha); Tania Gunadi (Florence); Gwendoline Yeo (Rose)</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Music</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Lawrence Shragge</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Cinematography</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Eric Van Haren Norman</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Editing</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Michael Ornstein</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Studio</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Hallmark Hall of Fame</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Runtime</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">98 minutes</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://www.imdb.com\" rel=\"nofollow\">IMDB</a></th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0406046/\" rel=\"nofollow\">The Magic of Ordinary Days</a></td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Trailer</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qm26Q1_rz4\" rel=\"nofollow\">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qm26Q1_rz4</a></td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Films\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Title:The Magic of Ordinary Days;\nDate:2004; \nGenre:;\nReleased:2005;\nDirector:Brent Shields;\nProducer:Andrew Gottleib;\nWriter:;\nScreenplay:Camille Thomasson;\nStory:;\nBasedOn:novel by Ann Howard Creel;\nNarrator:;\nStarring:Keri Russell (Livy); Skeet Ulrich (Ray); Mare Winningham (Martha); Tania Gunadi (Florence); Gwendoline Yeo (Rose);\nMusic:Lawrence Shragge;\nCinematography:Eric Van Haren Norman;\nEditing:Michael Ornstein;\nStudio:Hallmark Hall of Fame;\nDistributor:;\nRuntime:98 minutes;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nBudget:;\nGross:;\nIMDBLink:<a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0406046/\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0406046/</a>;\nTrailerLink:<a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qm26Q1_rz4\" rel=\"nofollow\">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qm26Q1_rz4</a>;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>Made-for-television movie under the Hallmark Hall of Fame banner about the arranged marriage of an educated urban woman carrying an illegitimate child and a kindly farmer. The film includes a subplot about a friendship between the woman and two Japanese American sisters from <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Amache_(Granada)\" title=\"Amache (Granada)\">Amache</a> who are among the farmworkers.\n</p><p>As the film begins, Olivia \"Livy\" Dunn is on a train to rural La Junta, Colorado, in July of 1944. Formerly an archeology graduate student from Denver, she had gotten pregnant out of wedlock, and through an agreement with her father and a pastor, has been set up to marry a farmer named Ray Singleton. Livy is seemingly unsuited for rural life—her mode of dress and her education immediately set her apart from others in the town, and she knows nothing about farming and doesn't know how to cook—and Ray is initially taciturn, though kind. She is also embraced by Ray's sister Martha and her family and starts to warm to the community and to Ray. Ray also goes to great lengths to try to please her, even reading archeology books and indulging her exploration of his family's history. But when Livy's sister Abby pays a surprise visit to the farm and pleads with Livy to go back to Denver to live with her, Livy is torn.\n</p><p>Soon after Livy's arrival on the farm, she sees the Japanese American farmworkers, whom Ray explains come from Amache and make up the bulk of his farm laborers. Hungry for interaction with people other than farmers, she strikes up a conversation with two <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a> sisters, Florence and Rose, who are identifying and drawing butterflies in the field. Former students from the University of Southern California, Livy is drawn to their intelligence and recognizes the broad commonalities of their predicaments. The daughter of a tailor, they offer to make maternity clothes for Livy; when they go shopping for fabric in town, the store owners and customers harass them. While fitting Livy, Florence tells her about their eviction from their California home and how their mother made them clean the house before they left it to the new owners who had purchased it for a pittance, to the irritation of Rose, who would prefer she not talk about such things. Later, in a subplot-within-a-subplot, Florence falls in love with a German POW working in the area and tries to enlist Livy's help in his escape, a development seemingly based (loosely) on the actual case of the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Prosecution_of_the_Shitara_Sisters\" title=\"Prosecution of the Shitara Sisters\">Shitara sisters</a>. Livy takes the sisters to and from Amache, and the entrance to the camp is recreated in the movie.\n</p><p>The movie was based on a novel by Ann Howard Creel and was adapted for TV by Camille Thompson and directed by Brent Shields. Filming took place in Alberta, Canada. It premiered on CBS on January 30, 2005.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<p>Might also like <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Farewell_to_Manzanar_(film)\" title=\"Farewell to Manzanar (film)\">Farewell to Manzanar</a></i> (1976); <i><a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Come_See_the_Paradise_(film)\" title=\"Come See the Paradise (film)\">Come See the Paradise</a></i> (1990); <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Midway_(film)\" title=\"Midway (film)\">Midway</a></i> (1976)\n</p>\n<div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>Ann Howard Creel website: <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.annhowardcreel.com/the-magic-of-ordinary-days\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.annhowardcreel.com/the-magic-of-ordinary-days</a>.\n</p>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.116 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.120 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 381/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 2635/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 8217/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 1729/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 3/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:2304-0!*!0!*!*!5!* and timestamp 20180309151002 and revision id 28629\n -->\n</div></div><div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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