Henry J. Waternoose: There's nothing more toxic or deadly than a human child. A single touch could kill you. Leave a door open, and one can walk right into this factory; right into the monster world.Henry J. Waternoose: Our city is counting on you to collect those screams. Without scream, we have no power. Yes, it's dangerous work, and that's why I need you to be at your best. I need scarers who are confident, tenacious, tough, intimidating. I need scarers like... like... James P. Sullivan.
I've been thinking about the *theme* of this week's gabfest wondering if it was called the revolutionary gabfest. Mostly I just wanted to say that I love it when the microcosm clicks with the macrocosm. The back and forth and the round and around. The revolving. Revolution! It can be a nation divided or a couple, the alien "other" is your "other half". The WHEELers were going to "revolutionize" the 50's. They were going to buck the system, which was an amazing comment about 50's America in 1961--that Yates could see through it then, when only now are large groups questioning consumer capitalism and what it requires as well as what it entails for gender roles. And this here is interesting to me that Emily didn't respond to the book like David did-who called the film mediocre (?). What is the role of women/mother? What happens when a stay-at-home parent has nothing but role? Frank hated his job yes, but he was more than his job. And young Iran? The lady doth protest too much, methinks.There was a restriction on the number of characters, and so my post may be cryptic, but I was trying to get at the many revolutions that are coming up now beginning w/ the anniversary of the Tiananmen square massacre that I kinda wrote about. My Shakespeare quote at the end, hopefully shows that I'm siding with the rebel alliance. Our system of power based on physical force needs to be transcended. This is the revolution that I'm interested in. This is the freedom that I'm seeking. I want to move the monster economy from fear to love. All parties need a say. There was a reason why the patriarchy flourished and was employed in western culture. This isn't how it always was though, and there have been other cultures with much different gender roles. Our idea of women's work is "our" idea.
The story concerns the plight of Nancy Archer, a wealthy heiress whose close encounter with an enormous alien being causes her to grow into a giantess. She uses her new size and power to seek revenge against her philandering husband Harry and his mistress, Honey Parker.
The poster for the 1958 original has come under much criticism because the picture of the giant woman in it is not 50 feet tall in proportion. Compared to the size of the cars and people in the poster she appears to be at least 200 feet tall. . . Wikipedia