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Re: Excerpt from "Fame"

Posted by Bob on June 06, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Excerpt from "Fame" posted by Smokey Stover on June 06, 2005

: : : Does anyone know from which script(play or movie)the
: : : following lines were extracted? I was watching the movie "Fame" and one of the students were reading it in the audition.

: : : You swine, you coward, you cad!
: : : You dare judge me in my misfortitude!
: : : You dare to ask me the question who is the father
: : : of my child? You! You! I point to you, Nigel!

: : : Thank you in advance.

: : Sorry for posting the same question twice. I thought I mis-posted my first question.So
: : please delete my first one.

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: I did not see "Fame." Did I miss something? It sounds as though the quotation was made up, but the huge malapropism in the second line naturally reminds one of Mrs. Malaprop in Sheridan's "The Rivals." SS

I agree. It sounds as if someone had a good time writing a little parody of pompous period drama. Did you miss something? Depends. "Fame," itself a pretentious period drama, is not a very good movie, and the plot takes utterly predictable directions, but I have a soft spot for it. Some good music and dance numbers.