This is a great old black and white movie with James Garner and Julie Andrews. It takes place right before D-day. It is really hard to tell you what the movie is about exactly, but it is great. In short, James Garner is an American officer who is a self proclaimed coward, and Julie Andrews is his British love intrest who is caught up in the whole idea of “honor, nobility, courage”. The 2 play off each other really well. Was just wondering if anyone on this board has ever seen it. My favorite part of the movie (which I have pretty much memorized).
You American haters bore me to tears miss baurm. Oh yes, I know all about us crass harbingers from the states. We race around your old cathedrals, we talk too loud, we over tip, we think we can buy anything with a Hershey Bar.
I’ve worked around Eurupeans all my life.
I’ve had Germans and Italians tell me how politicaly ingenuious we are. And perhaps so. But we still haven’t managed a Hitler or a Mussolini yet.
I have had French men call me a savage for only taking a half hour for lunch. Miss barum, the only reason the French take 2 hours for lunch is because the service in their restaruants is lousy.
But the most tedious lot are you British. We crass Americans did not introduce war to your little island. No miss barum, this war, that we Americans are so insensitive to is the direct result of over 2000 years of Eurupean greed, superstion, stupidity and barbarism. So don’t blame our coke-o-cola bottles. Eurupe was a growing brothle long before we came to town.
So lay off miss barum, either pick a frock or get out. It’s not my job to listen to your sentimental missgivings.
Love that speech!
If you haven’t seen the movie, you should check it out. If you have, love to hear what anyone has to say about it.