03 August, 2005

Harper Lee's Sequel?

Last night began with the lovely movie Amelie, which Li enjoyed immensely, despite the fact that Chase and I would break out laughing before some of the scenes even started, just remembering. Chase got up, stuck The Sting into the VCR [the other two movies were on DVD], and discovered the tape was broken. It was twisted inside. Li also refused to watch Spy Game because "Brad Pitt's hair looks too stupid," which was really that she felt more like having some competition.

Trivial Pursuit ended up being th
e game of choice. I got to play with people who wanted to play and who didn't give up, AND it was the first time I'd actually played where we've finished a game! [And.... I won. : )]

One of the questions was about a Quentin Tarantino movie, and, though I've never seen any of his movies, I got it right. The answer was Reservoir Dogs, and I credit any knowledge I have of it to Aunt Sadie.

My favourite question, however, was one I gave to Chase in the Arts and Entertainment section. We had already had a question involving Atticus Finch from
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, and as such I was relatively sure he would get my question lickety-split. My question was, "According to Atticus Finch, what is it 'a sin to kill'?"

Chase didn't immediately jump on it, though. He rolled over on the floor, pulling at his hair, saying repeatedly, "I know this! I. Know. This. I've read it a couple of times -- you'd think that line would just pop out at me!" I thought he was just putting on theatrics for our enjoyment, as it was incredibly amusing. Finally, though, Chase sighs, and says, "A Cat."

I was stunned. I just leaned down and said gently, "Chase, what's the name of the book?"

"Oh my gosh! Oh. My. Gosh. I can't believe I got that wrong!" Chase was rolling around again, kicking his legs in anger, and covering his face in humiliation.

Li, of course, says sweetly, "Chase, dear, it's to kill a mockingbird!" She was smirking at him, and he looked ready to smack her; it was perfectly obvious that he knew that NOW. At this point, I flippantly threw out a comment, "That'd make a great sequel, Chase!
To Kill a Cat, by Harper Lee. C'mon, let's go check it on the internet!"


zonker said...

Chase was merely pointing out that curiousity is often considered a sin. Very wise, he is.

WitNit said...

Amelie is a perfect film. So are Cold Comfort Farm and Almost Famous (the "Untitled" director's cut).