Abandon Text!

W. H. Auden once said: "Poems are not finished; they are abandoned." I have been abandoning writing projects for many years, since only the pressure of deadline and high expectations ever got me to finish, or even start, anything of merit. This blog is an attempt to create a more consistent, self-directed writing habit. Hopefully a direction and voice will emerge.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Were-Rabbit In-Jokes

I just saw "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit." I haven't laughed that much in a long time.

There were a few subtle gags that I have write out, just to get it out of my system.

-- When Gromit is sitting in car as the foreshadowing builds before the first appearance of the Beast, he switches on the radio. It plays "Bright Eyes" by Art Garfunkle, which just happens to be the theme song to "Watership Down", the last full-length animated film to feature rabbits.

-- While Gromit is tucking in his prize zucchini at night, the album he puts on is labelled "The Plant Suite." The music playing is, in fact, "The Planet Suite" by Gustav Holst.

-- When Wallace covers his naked self with a cardboard box, the box says, "May Contain Nuts".



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