Sunday, 16 January 2011

"Don't you yell at me, Mr Warwick!"


The look was more Mary Quant than Blitz, and when Susannah York barked out the line at the hapless WO it carried the passion of a sisterhood flexing its nascent muscles at a time of profound social change. Every schoolboy in Britain fell in love with her at that point. RIP. 

6 comments:

Guthrum said...

They sure did !

Delphius1 said...

I'll second that!

Scrobs... said...

Yes they did, and sadly, I had to watch the news to see exactly what else the lady had done.

Still loved her, but not entirely sure why... (apart from the gorgeous looks of course)!

Anonymous said...

an example of early feminist going petticoats when the going got tough
In the film she just had to have a smoke because they were being bombed.
Nobody else did this of course - they were busy.

talwin said...

Never mind the Mary Quant look, and never mind the profundities of social change.

Didn't she appear earlier/later in the film in stockings and suspenders?

Splendid.

non mouse said...

My generation's next on the way out, then.

I never understood what the lads saw in SY, but the news drove me to watch her depiction of Jane Eyre - not bad. Both leads could have done with a better script though.

RIP