Miss Scarlet. After causing me to recall such angst ridden moments of youth on your recent Post "Still Desperate"
However, then I discover that I have been rudely "tagged"!!! and must write something about sharing "three classic movie moments that have, in some shape or form, made me buy things/do things/think things that perhaps I shouldn't have".
Well Miss Scarlet in honour of your request here goes.....
As a child I had been read "The House at Pooh Corner" by A.A.Milne and Poohs many adventures with Christopher Robin so, imagine my excitement when Dad announced that he would take us to see the movie at the "Drive In"
Of course, they wre not dressed in their pyjamas. Oh no. Nor were they chaperoned by a parent to the play ground.
I felt totally embarrassed and humiliated and by the time I got back to school after the weekend I was the laughing stock of the play ground...."Princess in her pyjamas" was the chant.
(a theme which continued throughout my school years, embarrassment and humiliation I mean, not the chant)
And to top things off I had nightmares about "Heffalumps" and "Woozles" for weeks afterwoods.
But on a brighter note I did learn that,
A: One should not attend public gatherings dressed in ones night attire unless of course it is deemed an all boy "Sleep over" and everyone is in their Pj's which provides for much more fun and exploration, especially when streaking became a craze! Then PJ's were not really required (but that's a whole other story)!
I read the book first and was astonished to find that there were "Gay Men" and even "Drag Queens" in The United States of America. Let alone Georgia!
*in God we Thrust?*
I instantly fell in love with the characters and their backgrounds, the descriptions of the City and History of Savannah, it's quirkiness and it's "appreciation of a fine libation"
I, having read the book over and over, was extatic when "Dirty Harry" brought it to the big screen.
"The Lady Chablis" was just as I had expected her to be... herself!
And with the charming Messers Cusak and Spacey and young Jude thrown in for good measure found the movie to be just what I had anticipated.
as a bonus I loved KD Langs rendition of "Skylark" over the closing credits
From this movie I have learned that
A: It is Ok to ask a neighbour for ice at any time of the morning!
and thought that...
B: New Yorkers are crazy folk for not being able to sleep without the background noise of sirens and gun shots!
(Appologies to Miss Leah)
Oh and C: if you suffer from diabetes don't trust your Houseboy!
Starring the wonderful Ms Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.
As an ex Clarinetist
(Yes, Clarinetist I said, I can still play a "licorice stick" oh and what an ombersure I posess!)
and lover of Jazz. When I discovered this film I was enthralled.
And.... I thought that there was an inkling of hope for Princess....
because it suddenly occured to me that....
Then, there is hope for Princess yet!