Saturday, October 10, 2009

Glen or Glenda - Genda' Benda'

After seeing this film, I thought of how much fun it would be to take two words, and from the second word form another duo of words, and so on. Eg. Life time machine gun slinger malinga bandara tilake... etc. After that I thought, what a film, senor!
The relationship between a man and a woman is what keeps the world running. It is purest in nature and has the ability to charm hearts and please souls. For every problem the world encounters, it is balanced by a union of hearts between a man and a woman. Somewhere far off maybe, but it helps. This relationship is the elixir of life itself. This is how life grows. Thanks to the man and the woman.
Somewhere around the 1950s, Ed Wood was thinking about making a film. He got Bela Lugosi's help and began writing a script. He might even have written the above paragraph before I did. Then he thought about his budget and decided there was no place for a man and a woman. There was only place for him alone as a lead actor and so he pushed the limits of the human condition to, and beyond, its limits. He thought, what if a man is also a woman. And he made Glen or Glenda.
Bela Lugosi plays the part of everyone's grandfather. Maybe he doesn't but he'd do worse than that. He looks over some street in the US and says lines like "Pull the strings, pull the strings". After a while, Glen, who thinks he is Glenda, who does look like a woman, goes window-shopping, and after I use one more comma, I'll end this sentence here.
Basically, the film is so convoluted that you are forced to think, "it's so much like life." More than a review of this film, I have to say how much it has affected me. I now know what lay deep inside my human mind. This movie drilled a hole into that deepest part and went deeper. I found depth. I also saw there is no such thing as infinity. It is just the place where that stuff lives, "in finity". That thing is in fact called... LOVE.
Here are some of the enlightening quotes from the film which have affected my depth of thinking brain wave form ula lala la loo la loo.

"No one can really tell the story. Mistakes are made. But there is no mistaking the thoughts in a man's mind. The story is begun. "

Is the last sentence a correct use of a subjunctive by any chance?
"Beware! Beware of the big green dragon that sits on your doorstep. He eats little boys... Puppy dog tails, and BIG FAT SNAILS... Beware... Take care... Beware!"

"The world is a strange place to live in. All those cars. All going someplace. All carrying humans, which are carrying out their lives."

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