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Princess Mushroom

Aug 23, 05 - 11:21 PM
The Rabbit Film

I have long heard about Harvey - the film about the six-foot invisible white rabbit, but I have never seen it till today. I have to say it is truly topping. It also contains one of my favourite quotations (never call them "quotes" or Miss Prism will eat you) of all time:

"I've been wrestling with reality for 35 years and I'm happy Doctor; I've finally won out over it."

It reminds me of that utterly breathtakingly brunette and dashingly Pit-defiant saying of Miss Falconer's:

"Reality is blonde: we bend it to our will."
Isabel Trent

Aug 23rd, 2005 - 11:23 PM
Re: The Rabbit Film

Yes, well, reality has long been a leading cause of stress among those in touch with it, whereas blondes tend to avoid it completely.
Princess Mushroom

Aug 23rd, 2005 - 11:27 PM
Re: The Rabbit Film

To force a blonde into reality is as cruel as forcing a fish out of the water.
Petite Sorciere

Aug 23rd, 2005 - 11:46 PM
Re: The Rabbit Film

More Aristasian quotations on the subj. of reality:

"I never understand the idea of artistic realism. If one wants reality one can stand in a 'bus queue."

"Of course it is my real name. I never use a name that is not scrupulously real."

"Why does 'artistic realism' always translate as 'drab grey' when life is actually full of vibrant colours?"

"Reality is gruel for people whose imaginations are to weak for anything else."
Princess mushroom

Aug 25th, 2005 - 12:15 AM
Re: The Rabbit Film

We saw another film tonight Only Two Can Play it was fiendishly boring, about a Welsh librarian. A chap. I couldn't understand what it was about. No mystery. No fairies. No heroism. Li brunette said it was about a mid-life crisis and I wouldn't understand it. I didn't.

It was Infra, as one could tell from the provincialism. In Infra the proto-Yeeks got all democratically interested in drab little people.

In the '50s people asked "what could possibly happen in places like that". In the Democratic '60s they found the answer. "Much the same as in High Society - only it isn't interesting."

Wit, surface, polish. Those are the things that make life worth living. We may all be the same beneath the skin, but beneath the skin isn't worth bothering with.

Sep 1st, 2005 - 12:50 AM
Re: The Rabbit Film

I was going to say something about what is beneath the skin but I thought better of it. I remember it surprised me to learn that the word seamy come from the inside of garments, showing the seams, of course. It seems too decorous, somehow. By the by, I cannot think why it has not become a fashion in the Pit to wear clothes inside-out.
Isabel Trent

Sep 1st, 2005 - 4:47 AM
Re: The Rabbit Film

That's a jolly good question, Damaris. I have one too: taking into consideration the shoddy workmanship so common in the Pit... however could they tell?
Umm Jack

Sep 1st, 2005 - 7:10 AM
Re: The Rabbit Film

I once found a six-gore light brown woolen skirt in a shop that was beautiful in every way except for having been constructed with the seams of the gores on the outside. Not all the seams, mind you - just those six, with the seam allowances carefully finished.