She has reached the topmost ladder, o'er her hangs the great dark bell; Awful is the gloom beneath her, like the pathway down to hell. See! the ponderous tongue is swinging; ‘tis the hour of curfew now, And the sight has chilled her bosom, stopped her breath, and paled her brow. Shall she let it ring? No, never! Her eyes flash with sudden light, As she springs, and grasps it firmly: ‘Curfew shall not ring to-night!’
“…they hung up!”
Katharine Hepburn’s Bunny Watson provides a dramatic recitation of Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight, by Rose Hartwick Thorpe, in Desk Set (1957).
I think that a crucial part of understanding Star Wars VII is also unlearning our idealization of golden era canon and recognizing Han, Leia, and Luke as human. Human beings that can have good intentions but make mindblowingly colossal mistakes. Remember that the pathway to hell, reminiscent of Anakin with the creation of the Empire for Padme, is paved with good intentions.
If you look at a number of things in the script, novelization, and take a part the film after a good 2 - 4 viewings you can see that Han and Leia fucked up with Ren. Just plainly fucked-him-up. It’s established numerous times in the film that Han is emotionally distant and runs away from conflict, aka, his family problems. Ran so hard in the opposite direction that Maz, in her thousand years of age, had to tell him to go home and to stop being such a cowardly piss baby. Then all of Han’s and Leia’s dialogue put us in the middle of an ongoing conversation, that was apparently had a thousand times, about dealing with their ‘problematic’ child.
FIRST WE HAVE MISS JACKSON. BRENDON FUCKS A GIRL THEN SHE DIES (? no one knows i think she dies). THEN HE GOES TO THE MIDDLE OF THE FUCKIGN DESERT AND KILLS ANOTHER GIRL BEFORE I N H A L I N G HER SOUL OR SOMETHING. DOES HE GET P O S S E S S E D???????
THEN WE HAVE GOSPEL. BASICALLY BRENDON DIES. THE HANDS/PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE TRYING TO BRING HIM DOWN TO HELL BUT HE DOESNT WANT THAT HE WANTS TO GO TO HEAVEN. SO HE FIGHTS THEM OFF
SOMETHING HAPPENS. HE GETS SENT DOWN TO HELL. ON HIS PATHWAY TO HELL/HEAVEN/SOMETHING IS THE HALLELUJAH VID- THE VIDEO GAME PART. MAYBE HES IN HELL AND TRYING TO GET BACK UP. THE END OF THE HALLELUJAH VID SHOWS HIM FALLING-DOWN TO HELL?????????
Weather is so strong in Scotland right now that this little tree / branch / whatever has been ripped out my garden by the wind, the picture doesn’t do its size justice, it was heavy as hell to pick it up off the pathway.