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'Ooh fairy stories at breakfast'


My favourite line spoken by Cheril's somewhat odious mother! It's emblematic of the film too as Joan, so resolute and focused, is forced to divert and enjoy the whimsy and folklore of the island she is stranded on. The character of Cheril was also reminiscent of Joan as a child though one could not imagine Joan consumed by fairy stories at breakfast when she wanted real silk stockings aged 5!

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They are wonderful - wonderful monsters. The "English family Robinson" - marooned amid all that Celtic wildness.

Bellinger thinks that they are "the only people worth knowing".

Cheril's penetrating and devastating "Are you rich?"
(And the butler's look of sympathy. He has to put up with things like that all the time)

Mr Robinson seems to be almost normal and quite civil, most of the time.

Mrs Robinson is the chief monster, the way she comes out with that flood of nonsense when she first meets Joan. "We'll be such friends ... What did you say your name was ... but we'll be calling you Lady Bellinger soon". A snob of the worst type

Steve

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I don't entirely agree about Mr Robinson. The look he gives Joan when he's inspecting her is kind of lecherous, and she looks uncomfortable with the perusal and almost draws back. "You'll pass...with honours" said in what he probably thinks is a seductive drawing room voice. Trust me, the first time he had too much port he'd have hit on his friend's wife.

My favourite part of the Sorne sequence is when Mrs Robinson walks in and squawks something in that unbearably shrill voice and the dogs' heads pop up in alarm. Air raid drill!

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As I said "almost normal and quite civil, most of the time."

Steve

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Mrs Robinson.....the way she comes out with that flood of nonsense when she first meets Joan. "We'll be such friends ... What did you say your name was ... but we'll be calling you Lady Bellinger soon". A snob of the worst type

Yep --- and the way Mrs. R. cuts into the discussion of local folklore, tradition, and the upcoming cèilidh with "...now about that game of bridge...." --- unable to appreciate the beauty and love of tradition that was flying around that table !

J'ai l'œil AMÉRICAIN !

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I love the enraptured look on Joan's face while Rebecca Crozier is describing the ceilidhs. Shows there's a lot more to her than a brittle gold digger.

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I love the enraptured look on Joan's face while Rebecca Crozier is describing the ceilidhs. Shows there's a lot more to her than a brittle gold digger.
Definitely --- though she puts up a brave fight / face for most of the movie, there are several subtle intimations of her humanity / enthusiasm / passion shining through the cracks !

J'ai l'œil AMÉRICAIN !

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I posted it seven years ago, and it's still true: my favourite film. Nothing else comes close.

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