“The opening monologue of this movie is perfect for a drama class project” my little sister pointed out as we were watching this the other night.
Had I been into older movies when I was in high school I would have chosen this one to do for my own monologue. It is spoken by Maggie Prescott the editor of the magazine.
“A magazine must be like a human being. If it comes into the home it must contribute. It just can’t lie around. A magazine must have blood and brains and pizzazz. This is just paper. If I send paper to the American woman, I will have let her down”.
“No, Miss Prescott, you mustn’t say that”.
“Yes. D for down. D for dreary. D for dull and for depressing, dismal and deadly! Ahh! Here it is. Here is our theme. Here is our answer. Pink. I want dresses made up in this pink. Babs, take this to Kaiser Delmont. I want shoes and stockings in this colour. Laura, everything goes pink!
I want the whole issue pink. I want the whole country pink! Lettie, take an editorial. ‘To the women of America…’No, make it ‘To the women everywhere’. Banish the black, burn the blue, and bury the beige”.
Another quote that I love is originally an Inuit poem but I heard it once while watching True Blood.
I think over again my small adventures,
Those small ones that seemed so big,
For all the vital things
I had to get and to reach;
And yet there is only one great thing,
The only thing,
To live to see the great day that dawns
And the light that fills the world.