Just wear it. | No. | You’ll get burned otherwise. | I’m not wearing it!
I will admit to a sniggering, presumptuous distraction upon my first viewing of Calderone’s Return, Part II which disabled my ability to perceive many of even its most basic themes and motifs. It is a valuable lesson not to underestimate the subject of one’s criticism.
If I was to make the same kind of over-inflated, indulgent, and bombastic remark about Calderone’s Return, Part II, that Francis Ford Coppola made about Apocalypse Now, it would be: ‘this show isn’t about the 1980’s — it is the 1980’s.’
Under the tutelage of those who taught me an invaluable lesson, this particular discipline assisted my class to get past the decades-old hammy acting and pastel palette of Miami Vice (the ‘80s television show) to analyse its underlying themes.
Rebecca de Mornay’s extraordinary character, Sabine, is the one exception to the two-dimensional tropes which embody the other female characters. She is the only woman in the film with real purpose, or character, since she has actual reason to behave the way she does, and perhaps because of her prominence in the Dumas novel, is an important part of the overarching narrative.
Come hither and observe the needless and wanton destruction of our Sleeping Tree’s root-bed!
Now is not the time for recriminations.
I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on role-playing game books, dice, reference materials, maps, and sundry equipment for my hobby.
Of all his many talents, Totoro is the undisputed master of the snuggle.