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Friday, 8 June 2012

Spot the film

More views of - or before - Cambridge Film Festival 2012
(Click here to go directly to the Festival web-site)


9 June

No, I didn't mean 'Spot, the film', or anything to do with fictional dogs!*

Take a look at this:

A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.


What springs out about this as a one-sentence synopsis (taken from IMDb)?

* Is it the pointless specificity of giving Cary Grant's occupation (or calling)?

* Likewise as to when in his life the revelation takes place?

* The banality of the tone in which the message is conveyed? As if the text read

An accountant learns on his way home that his beloved maiden aunts are going on a long journey, and that a liking for travel runs in his family.


* Or is it this? That whether objectively the sisters are killers, who are acting under a delusion, they believe themselves to be sisters of mercy, saving those whom they despatch from further suffering


End-note

* This pointless gibe at the writings of one Lynn Truss was sponsored by a major Plc.


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