Quote #92

Rousseau_I would have refused to educate him if I were not free to marry him according to his own choice, which is mine.

Émile. Rousseau.

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Haiku Parodies

The cherry blossom

Tumbles from the highest tree

One needs more petrol.

……………………………………………….

Late frost burns the bloom

Would a fool not let the belt

Restrain the body?

(Automated voice warnings from Newton’s badly damaged car, Dick Turpin)

Good Omens (1990). Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

IT (2017): Friendship versus Bullies

Spoiler Alert! Tedium Alert!

A story about “divided we fall but united we stand”. Also a story so transparent that real parental fears of solitary children wandering off to their doom are approbated by the children in the film themselves realizing that those fears are really valid (“This is what it wants,” says Beverley, “It wants to divide us.”).

The clown is supposed to be cute and at the same time dreadful, according to the director’s remark in Wikipedia. Well apart from the fact that the low angle shots emphazize his gigantism in the pov of the children, he seems fairly okay. The teeth thing was awesome though. Is this a film for children? If it is, it must be pretty scary for them. Because it addresses real childhood fears like bullies, bullies and bullies.

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“Dreams”_ Sebald

I suppose it is submerged memories that give to dreams their curious air of hyper-reality. But perhaps there is something else as well, something nebulous, gauze-like, through which everything one sees in a dream seems, paradoxically, much clearer. A pond becomes a lake, a breeze becomes a storm, a handful of dust is a desert, a grain of sulphur in the  blood is a volcanic inferno. What manner of theatre is it, in which we are at once playwright, actor, stage manager, scene painter and audience?

W G Sebald. The Rings of Saturn.