When I was a kid, we had the VHS version of The Moon-Spinners that I absolutely loved. I watched it multiple times, and when it was released on DVD I got it for nostalgia’s sake. But I haven’t watched it yet! I brought it with me to Greece (because it’s set here), and I had two very important questions I needed answered:
- Is the guy still as hot as I remember?
- Is the cheetah still as awesome?
- Yuck, I hate how movies used to put loads of credits before the film without even a cool James Bond montage of psychedelic symbolism.
- Crete is on my destination wish list, but not the public transit there…in the 60s, at least. 50s? 70s? I have no sense of the recent past.
- Hayley Mills is British? Huh, I didn’t remember that.
Fran: I say, I wonder if you’d be so kind as to put that (dead fish swinging in her face) somewhere else?
Man: *stares uncomprehendingly*
Nikki: THE FISH. COULD YOU PUT IT SOMEWHERE? IT’S A BIT STRONG. COULD YOU PUT IT SOMEWHERE ELSE?
Man: *continues to stare uncomprehendingly*
Fran: I don’t know why one always thinks foreigners will understand English if one shouts.
- I understand the Greek!! It’s like, the simplest words, but still!
- Of course they enter town on donkeys while a fancy wedding is taking place. That has not been my experience…maybe I need to tour island villages until it happens.
- Telegram? Is this the 40s??? When did telegrams happen?
- Musicologist? That sounds like a cool job, traveling around to find and record folk songs.
- You can tell they’re the female protagonists because instead of getting upset by some truly rude behavior, they put their hands to their foreheads and chuckle about it.
- “I bet the Englishman is super old and boring,” she says, not realizing he is a dreamboat. I HOPE HE’S AS MUCH OF A DREAMBOAT AS I REMEMBER.
- Those short shorts and THAT ACCENT as he vaguely threatens his stalker!