Nov. 7th

I lolled in bed watching different musical clips on youtube. I have seen A Throughly Modern Millie on Broadway, but never really checked out the movie. It is the best kind of meta-crack: the old exposition cards, the self-conscious use of slang, the girdle jokes!

I was reminded of that Wodehouse quote: 

I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is mine, making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring real life altogether; the other is going right deep down into life and not caring a damn.

 Anyway, back to Millie.

How amazing is this line?

“I really must callous-up. Starting tomorrow, I’m going to be unspeakably fatal.”

That is what I should tell myself every night before going to bed. Why? Because that goal is the exact opposite of whatever thesis goal I have set for myself.

What is better than this scene?

From the paint/applesauce exchange, to the process of inventing one of the fad dances that the 20’s were known for, it is a goofy delight. Just lovely.

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Nov. 7th”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s





%d bloggers like this: