You say movie and I say cinema but didn’t ya…

Sit yourself down and watch a glimmer, a gloss, an illusion, a projection, a stream of a story?
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I seem to recall a million years ago, when I was a schoolgirl in London, referring to movies as cinema. Is there a difference between the two terms? No.
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What a lot of kerfuffle about the old guard dismissing the new guard.
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I don’t watch Marvel movies either (hint, see reference to my advanced age above) misters Scorsese and Coppola, but really. Behave yourselves.
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I wonder if Sarah Bernhardt dissed Mary Pickford?
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Or if Angela Bassett talks trash about Awkwafina?
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I doubt it, but then, women tend to be more supportive of each other in general. Oh. And the reason I don’t use female directors as a comparison to the aforesaid gentlemen? Because there are so few of them.
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I must admit, I was bit grumpy when I started composing this post. It’s hot here in tiny town, 95 dry windy fire inducing degrees.
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I sent an email to a friend on cooler shores, those shores belonging to England, and his response cheered me up. So I will share the entire exchange with you.
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Vickie:
We are getting the last taste of summer. I, of course, decided it would be a good time to clean the house and iron clothes. There is something soothing about pressing the wrinkles out of a cotton shirt, the sound as the iron passes over the the dampened cloth, that scent of soap and heated metal and slightly scorched cuff…
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I will open the windows when the sun sets and read as the evening cools.
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Sweet dreams to you.
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George:
Summer? Was ist das?!
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Ahem! What a strange fetish you’ve developed! “Slightly scorched cuff,” the new flavor of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream I assume. Yum yum.
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Peaceful nights & wondrous days.
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Amen.
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Wait, this just in from my friend in England who I sent a preview of the post!
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George:
One correction, honey child. It’s Scor-s-ese not Scor-c-ese, if he saw you spell it like that he might send Joe Pesky around! Or his pals Francis Ford Cupola, Steven Spielbug, John Sillius, and Brian de Palmtree…
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Oh oh oh! I remember! Bette Davis and Joan Crawford haaated each other, as did those not-so-devoted sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine (Ol’ Olivia probably forced herself to outlive Joan!). More recently, Kim Cattrall didn’t feel sisterly toward Sarah Jessica Parker and vice versa while Archie Panjabi found herself less than a BFF with an apparently jealous Julianna Margulies…What’s that irritating phrase? Oh, yes, just sayin’!

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5 Comments »

  1. Love to read about the English lacking a summer time and not understanding ours. I recall rare days of real summer heat when buttoned up English bankers, male and female, stripped down to their underwear in St James’s Square. I was shocked. Is it because I grew up thinking underwear was sexy? I also love the fragrant smells of ironing, so nicely described in your post.

    • I have a childhood friend who works in the financial industry and has a couture kind of wardrobe. When I visited her in NY I saw that she too found ironing a kind of meditation… I think my ironing obsession started in London… I even ironed my underwear (speaking of) because the water was so hard and we line dried most of our clothes and they would end up stiff and scratchy unless nicely pressed.

  2. I was cheered by Scorsese and Coppola’s comments, which they’re certainly entitled to make, and which might even result in new films for those of us who are older than eight. (Besides, the myriad directors of Marvel movies are laughing all the way to the bank and don’t need the encouragement of their elders and betters.) And since you mention Mary Pickford, here’s what she thought about Talkies: “Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.” Which puts her squarely in the company of Messrs. Scorsese and Coppola.

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