I love the idea of somebody in 1944 (or now) hearing of a movie called CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY starring Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly, thinking "That sounds like a heartwarming holiday romp," and being exposed to this:

I want to see the Liebestod sequences from this movie, L'Age d'or, and Borzage's Farewell to Arms synchronized into a triple-screen extravaganza.

@semidetached I love the idea of this person being me tonight!

@semidetached 😍 I don’t know what it was, but Deanna Durbin was mesmerizing in that role. And what a set up!! Who knew flights to SF could suffer such gothic interruptions!?!?

@nicole Glad you took the bait! I agree, Durbin is surprisingly compelling in "fallen woman" mode. And the whole scenario/structure . . . When we got to the first Liebestod moment, Ray said, "OK, now we're in Bunuel territory."

@semidetached I found myself clapping along with the audience at the end of that scene. 😂 Chibi looked at me like I had gone mad.

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