08 January 2010

RAINMAN RIP

What an absolute tragedy and waste and ... words fail and no oaths suffice.

Are we now to have a run on the movie?

1 comment :

Simon Baddeley said...

For we who are spectators of depravity ... events like this, consumerd in newspapers, so experienecd as 'spectacle' it as as though a character out of - say - Dead Souls had lurched grotesquely from the wings - filthy and drunk and probably insane - while we are enjoying a play by Chekov. In theory all comedy and tragedy should be contained within his genius, but no there is far worse. Orwell wrote of this same banality of evil in The Decline of the English Murder..'You put your feet up on the sofa, settle your spectacles on your nose, and open the News of the World. Roast beef and Yorkshire, or roast pork and apple sauce, followed up by suet pudding and driven home, as it were, by a cup of mahogany-brown tea, have put you in just the right mood. Your pipe is drawing sweetly, the sofa cushions are soft underneath you, the fire is well alight, the air is warm and stagnant. In these blissful circumstances, what is it that you want to read about? Naturally, about a murder. But what kind of murder?....