4th Aug 2012, 01:34
Years ago there was an action movie starring, as I recall, Goldie Hawn. Her "character" was "Gloria Mundi", and it was appropriate to the story. At the time I wondered what proportion of the patrons caught the allusion.
Now I am watching a rerun of "The Untouchables", in which Sean Connery roughs up a reluctant witness. Said witness had better talk, admonishes Sean, "or we'll hang you higher then Haman". Well! Well! Just your everyday reference.
So now I wonder what proportion of Big Sean's admirers have Chapters VI and VII of the Book of Esther at their finger-tips.
Who writes these scripts? Anyone come across any more with similar gems?
4th Aug 2012, 22:54
If there are no others on offer, please indulge me just the once more if I give another from "The Untouchables", per Big Sir Sean, in accent from Edinburgh, but stated to be as from an Irish ex-policeman from Chicago: "He's as dead as Julius Caesar". Julius Caesar? Just the man your average mobster would pick up in daily use. Julius was Italian too.
But from an Irish polis?
The education of Lawmen in the mid-West during the Depression seems to have been heavily weighted to the Old Testament and other Classics, and easy to see the misunderstanding between them and the Eastern or Southern European illicit liquor trade. In the movie they actually use the word "W-p", but not any more on the street, I think.
Maybe it was not the scriptwriters, though. Could have been the natural idiom of Sean's earlier mates as milkmen in St Cuthbert's Cooperative Wholesale Society, Edinburgh, as they made the pint and quart deliveries to all those hooses that supported the expensive schools.
Years ago there was an action movie starring, as I recall, Goldie Hawn. Her "character" was "Gloria Mundi",
She was delicious back in the days. Actually, a pretty cute film as well.
Foul Play (1978) - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077578/)
Beware of the dwarf.
5th Aug 2012, 10:01
She was delicious back in the days
Yes, she was; but: Sic transit gloria mundi.
5th Aug 2012, 10:06
Sic transit gloria mundi
Yep, our trains will be late tomorrow, for sure.
She was delicious back in the days.
A brief clip of the young Goldie back in those salad days ...