Saturday, April 09, 2005

Movies: "Bambi"

Two questions after watching "Bambi". First, how did a male name become a popular female name (1554th most common in the US - it's not just for strippers anymore)? I learn from this article that the Austrian author based the name on the Italian word for 'baby'.

My second question was inspired by a DVD extra, a dramatisation of production meetings. People say "swell" a lot in these meetings (circa 1942). Why did Americans stop saying "swell"? I'll do everything I can to bring it back into fashion. Wouldn't that be swell? At least 14 people agree with me.

Here's a review of "Bambi" that needs to be taken with a salt mine.

1 comment:

Jill said...

I've never cried while reading a movie review before. Best laugh I've had in months - thanks!