“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, July 30, 2012

"You Fill Me with Inertia"

Peter Cook is the devil. Dudley Moore sells his soul to him for seven wishes in order to get the girl of his dreams, a very young Eleanor Bron. The devil keeps showing up in his wishes to subvert them in whatever way is available. To exit the wish, Dudley must blow a raspberry.

In this wish, the devil has convinced Dudley that the most seductive persona would be a pop star.

One of the very best movies ever made. Should be an English Heritage site.

Dudley Moore was the organ scholar at my college, Magdalen. He wrote this music.

I saw this in utero. May account for my sense of humor. Apparently my mum was in hysterics.

Naturally the devil has the best tune : ) 

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