Yeah. What was I doing, watching a musical that was released 55 years ago?
Yeah. I was bored and have watched Eurotrip about 73 times already so I decided to watch this dusty DVD set I bought in Passi for 2o bucks. Right after watching The King and I, I just felt "Man, what a steal!". A timeless classic movie like that would probably cost 200 or more in those original DVD outlets (Talk about overpriced). But the movie was really worth more than 20 bucks.
I bet that dress was used as a tent after this scene.
The movie, which popularized the childhood song "Getting to Know You" and real life Thai monarchs, King Mongkut and Prince Chulalangkorn, was directed by Walter Lang and released in 1956. The story came from Anna Leonowens, a real life Anglo-Indian teacher who actually came to Thailand in 1860s to teach King Mongkut's children and wives about everything in the Western world.
Uh. The film was good. Uh, before this sounds like a bad movie review, I just want to express this. You know, I was really astounded by Yul Brynner's personality. He's the real man. He's the man even though he wears one of those weird, pointy Thai outfits. He's the man even when he smiles and laughs. He's the man even when he dies at the end.
Yul Brynner's the man, man.
He's still the man even when he dances the fricken waltz, man.
It's just really awesome to see what manliness was in the 1950s to 70s. The domineering, masculine, tough guy who tolerates no nonsense and chatter. The guy whose words seem infallible once spoken. The guy who has enough ego to make his subordinates cringe in his command, but not big enough for him to seem like an air-headed braggadocio.
I want to be like that, man.
Today's men or "men" are really, well, not manly enough compared to their predecessors. I've read somewhere that men have been well-behaved these past few decades that somehow, their masculinity is compromised. I mean, men using exfolliants on their faces are now tolerated for chrissakes. Not that I have anything against exfolliants.
But yeah. I want to be that classic man. I know I may seem far from those kind of guys by the way I act, but...it will turn out different on the long run.