I echo your sentiments about Mickey Rooney, the film and the GIF!xx
It is rather special - on my fav list too. It's strange how they can make a film so beautifully realised and poignant... and then slap in a piece of ill-judged humour as if nervous that audiences won't be able to handle it without some 'light relief'. That GIF is just fantastic :) Kx
It's all the worse because that character in the book is dignified and restrained.I'm new to this blog, but I'm really enjoying it. I hope you enjoy 'The Good Soldier'--it's a wonderful book. Reading that a few years ago sent me off to read Stella Bowen's autobiography (she was his wife) and rereading Jean Rhys (she was his mistress at the same time--the three of them living together often very unhappily).
Thanks for stopping by JRSM, I will have to finish reading the book one day. I read it years ago, and I seem to remember the end (which isn't like the film), but I can't remember having read the whole thing, which is strange. Thanks for the heads-up about Stell and Jean, sounds like the de Beauvoir book I just read and Hemingway's "East of Eden".
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