Hi Dr. Hortfreud.
Hello Carol. I hear you saw several movies last week.
Oh yes, I did, Dr. Hortfreud. I saw three of them.
Care to tell me about them?
Sure. First I saw War Horse. There were some great scenes of the Irish country side in it. I can see why they call Ireland the Emerald Isle. It was so pretty. There was also a scene where the horse was hitched to a plow and they were trying to plow a field full of rocks.
Next I saw My Week with Marilyn. That one took place in rural England. There were some lovely garden scenes, mostly in the summer time. But in one scene Marilyn and Colin were walking under a big arbor and some of those leaves looked like they were turning colors for Autumn. That bothered me a bit.
Then I saw The Descendants. Wow, George Clooney and Hawaii. I’ve never seen so many tropical flowers and palm trees. Plus there were great scenes showing huge areas of the native Hawaiian landscape on Kauai. It made me feel warm to see all those blooms and big tropical plants.
Yes, Dr. Hortfreud?
Have you noticed that you described all the movies by the plants and landscape in them?
Yes, you did.
Oh, if that concerns you, then maybe I won’t tell you about my movie rating system.
Yes, for how garden-y a movie is. If it is about gardening or a gardener, then it gets five daisies. If it isn’t about gardening, but the landscape and flowers are both pretty and appropriate to the movie, then it gets four daisies. If it uses neutral flowers and landscape, then it gets three daisies. Two daisies are for those movies that really botch up the landscape with atrocities like fall foliage in the spring time. One daisy is reserved for movies with no landscape or flowers.
That’s, um, interesting, Carol. Would you even go see a two or one daisy movie?
Oh, I might, depending on my mood. But I really prefer four and five daisy movies.
Well, Carol, thank you, this has been insightful.
Want to go to a movie with me, Dr. Hortfreud?
Sure, but only if it is a four or five daisy movie.