Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Settings: Part 18

It's that time again, my imaginative darlings -- time for me to sit back with gleeful expectation and shout, "Action!"

If this were the setting for a film, what would happen here?

12 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

When I 1st saw this BnW (is it really B/W?), I thought: No, it's not that time again, is it?!

In this scene, I xpect a hysterical woman coming out, screaming, "Help! There's a wild tea party going on inside!!"

Judy Williams said...

Loretta Young sweeps out in a gorgeous flowing ball gown, only to be met by the gardener who so carefully trims those juniper topiaries to perfection. They are secretly having an affair because she fell so in love with the flowers and trees that he so carefully took care of that her feelings for him blossomed along with the foliage.

Yakpate said...

The widower who owns this house remarries after three lonely years. His new wife decides the two trees that flank the front door are tacky, and orders the gardner to chop them down... which infuriates the spirit of the dead wife, who loved the trees and has been haunting her husband.

Thus, every afternoon the gardner chops down the trees... and every morning, when the new wife awakes, the trees have magically re-grown.

Oh... and the husband is unable to perform when the trees are down... but each morning when they are up, he rises majestically to the occasion.

Dixie Jane said...

I am unable to top the Loretta Young story or the haunted husband. But I can see Rhett toting Scarlett up the steep staircase just inside the door. Scarlett never appreciated Rhett and he, "Personally, my dear, don't give a damn." We never knew what happened when he left her at the door wondering what she would do. She probably got busy chopping down the junipers on either side of the porch entrance just for something to do.

Gruvkitty said...

Jimmy Stewart and Katherine Hepburn in some sort of comedy of errors. Or possibly Fred & Ginger.

altadenahiker said...

It's a horror movie exploring the dark underbelly of perfect symmetry. Twins live inside.

Ken Mac said...

the alternate mansion for Sunset Blvd. But Holden had to stumble too far to the pool so they nixed it. Right?

Anton said...

Opening scene: We find an agitated president Franklin Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor standing over artist's conceptual drawings for their new summer home. "Eleanor" the president exclaims loudly, "when did you visit the architect and have him add the second entrance and your own bedroom? What on earth were you thinking?"
"Well," said Eleanor, her hands clasped together and her eyes cast down, "I have something to tell you, Franklin."
"What," demanded the president, "are you pregnant?"
"Well, no," a hesitant Eleanor replied, "we both know that's technically impossible." ...

TheChieftess said...

I have to vote for the haunted husband...love it!!!...my creative mind is not working at this moment so I'll leave it at that!!!

Virginia said...

Oh I just love the house. I'm so not imaginative. I want to be a part but I fall short..............
V
PS Maybe I'll just smoke a cigarette with Greta Garbo or Katherine Hepburn on the back terrrace.

dbdubya said...

Walter Matthau, the greatest curmudgeon of all time, retired to this home in South Pasadena. He got tired of the Italian Cypress trees banging against the house when the wind blew. So, he tells the gardener to remove them. His eldery gardener does so and the the cranky neighbor across the street calls the City to complain. Old Walt gets cited for removing trees without a permit, a major crime in South Pasadena. His response is that they are his damn trees and he'll cut them down anytime he wants. Unfortunately for Walter, the City Prosecutor disagrees and he gets to spend the next 8 weekends wearing an orange vest while cleaning trash out of the Arroyo.

Laurie said...

I am cracking up. Seriously, I don't know why I bother writing posts when you guys provide far more entertaining commentary!!!

Love these.

Til next time, oh brilliant ones...