By Julie Denice Griffin
Boxed descriptions of a film script go one way. The truth another, not just the idea of the property, it is the idea of selling her out. The Bells of St. Mary and the Hells Bells of AC/DC make a lot of sense. Both as a way to express the want for a better freedom to live life at the term of one’s own created self. And so even children as abused women born a prisoner of an unexpected situation, continue to find a way to find a way out of it. A stingy corporation builder, a real scrooge of a business man, although with plenty to give away, and more than enough economic room to give away his extraneous building construction so that an orphanage of parentless children may grow up of even a mediocre privilege ~ With all of the prices so needlessly heightened at Christmas, and would you not sell more if you lowered them somewhat, still one wonders, do some organizations really need one more Lear jet? Sister Bergman wonders the same.Using mind visions to make the elder cruel fiend see visions of children at a school orphanage, those without any parent at all, a school or a home to call their own, one woman sends her privileged daughter Patricia to board at the school. Patricia who due to a lack of parental guidance has become spoiled and out of touch and generally out of control due not to poverty, but due to an overabundance of privilege. Her mother thinks the school might correct this problem. The real parents of the child find out that only the hands-on responsibility accrued by the parents who created will in the end suffice. And the film does depict a certain injustice, while as the children with no parents whatsoever who grew up with near complete lack watch the school lavish Patricia with more of nothing but the best, it seems such a parody that the children who already own a lot of toys and material things just seek more and more and more, and the children without any must say they will take less and less and less.www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPm3CWvDmvc The building which compares as film critique nemesis meets the thesis the priest wrongfully helps her transcribe (cheating) on the exact same five levels described by Longinus On The Sublime without saying so. She writes an essay at the sole suggestion of the priest, and while all of the poor parentless child journalists of the orphanage must learn how to write at the raw level, almost as the comparison of living in one’s car while trying to make it ~ Patricia handed everything on a golden platter seems almost the analogy of the dark girl of the bible who danced around the male Israeli based bible land leader to win the chopped off head of an innocent man for her own divisive evil ploy. To illiterate, the five harmonizing rites of the given human senses which also translate as fervent passion, such high thoughts if original, amplify an audience to enjoy watched drama and performances such as the one described by The Bells of St. Mary’s and some of the other AC/DC songs in addition to the other one first named and yet at a more defined spiritial level, ie. The plagary of the student Patricia similar induced one of the emulations here described by W. Rhys Roberts of Peitho’s Web, and by Bing Crosby the priest who secretly tries to help her do so, and which the nun finds out. At the same time, the other orphan children of whom Patricia is not, but lives among, do not understand why they must struggle and learn to write about life on the face of life. 1
The nun who heads up the orphanage wants the building the corporation owner wants to build a business
parking lot for to make a better orphanage and recreation center and gym for the children to be able to have a little more room to grow in. And both want the same thing that they want to do different things with for a Christmas present. The mostly older kids with no parents and no home to go home to after a hard day at school, and then again the rich man of the town almost represent pretty much the same thing. And while the new priest a synonomy of misdirected female influence, giving all of his time to the single mother of Patricia, he seems too carried away by hidden male passion. Although he does finally find the deadbeat father of Patricia who ran off once, it seems almost a relief when he marries the real father of the daughter off to the mother. And at the same time, the director of the film seemed to want to make the viewer wonder why the mother drifted around for ten years and what was she up to, without bothering to find the piano playing birth father who the priest found and located and brought to her just like that.
The truly orphaned children face a conjucture of periphrasis after realizing for them who never even got the opportunity to meet both of their birth parents together or any parent at all that what Fleetwood Mac sang about this era really is possibly more true than life ~ That we live in an age where love has no meaning and words no rhyme and living parents easily excused from children and children easily taken away from them as well. Luckily sister cares about children who have no parents or family whatsoever, and while at first she inspires the boys to take a more John Lennon kind of stance at fist fighting with the other boys, although she soon returns to the philosophy, one scene during the film shows her hiding behind the window to coach a boy who always beat up by the others to release his zen from captivity. And for one crucial moment he beats up a taunting bully. Sister asks the priest whether to beat up on each other really achieves anything though, and although she bent to the advice of the priest for that moment, he as well unfairly used the privileged girl as an evil devise against the truly poor and parentless students. Patricia who although with a single mother had everything life and material required and then some. A film which displays a lot of undefined literary trope at many different levels, the problem of the opposite spectrum of types of poverty and wealth, at least a lot of bullies learn a very strong lesson. Henry Travers, Joan Carroll and with a screenplay by Dudley Nichols, produced and directed of course by Leo McCarey, an original and traditional black and white film for which Christmas would not be Christmas without ringing this in before the new year ahead.
1 Roberts, W. Rhy. Longinus On The Sublime. Cambridge University Press. 1899. (Agathon for Peitho’s Web)