I have so much to add to what I’ve written so far, but with so many victories happening on the world stage at the moment, I’m just enjoying the show for awhile. I’m also watching old movies…
I found an old film called Pygmalion that has some familiar faces, filmed in England. Watch for someone who looks like Benny Hill playing several characters, but it’s not Benny Hill because it was filmed in 1938. Perhaps it’s a relative. Notice the name Wendy Hiller.
The film production quality is very different from the American films that I’ve posted. This version of Pygmalion is creepy, if you notice all the double meanings and innuendo. I’m posting it because it contrasts with the Walet films. Even when the Walet movies try to be scary or creepy, they always end up being a comedy. This Pygmalion is the opposite, creepy when it tries to be a comedy.
The subject of faking a cultural or national background through lessons is at the heart of the story. The Professor has been teaching Americans to be fake Brits. He’s a specialist in accents.
When a poor flower vendor with a strong accent wants the same lessons, the Professior accepts the challenge. After the long project is finished successfully the two realize that they’ve both been so totally absorbed in the work, that they hadn’t considered what would happen next, after the mission was accomplished.
The professor is so comic in his pride, not wanting to admit that he’d fallen in love. She forgave him for that pride, and for the way he’d acted towards her before, because he repented.
Forgiveness is the thing.
We ask God to forgive us our trespasses, to the extent that we forgive those who trespass against us. Justice is a good thing for the victims. It’s necessary for civilization. After the justice is served, there’s no reason to carry any anger. The air is cleared. So many mistakes I’ve made myself, I wish I could undo, how can I throw stones? I’m just glad that the mission is accomplished, as it appears to be. That’s what happens when people work together. It’s a beautiful thing.
God knew from the moment he made us, precisely what mistakes we’d make, and so he arranged his plan accordingly. At the moment we repent, He forgives. So should we. No matter what we do, He turns the situation into something that He had planned all along, something good for everyone, and that’s amazing.
Here’s one about forgiveness and identity theft all in the same movie: