I was so happy to find this film, I just love Saki (H. H. Munro). The first thing I’m going to do with my new time machine is prevent him from returning to the front (he signed on as a foot soldier in the ‘Great War’ in his 40′s, and kept going back to fight even when considered too sick or injured to do so), and give him a long-lifetime supply of pens and ink.
I enjoyed hearing ‘The Open Window’ read on National Public Radio‘s ‘Selected Shorts’ years ago, it was a good pick for a short film. The Reginald stories are so incredibly funny, I wish someone would make some of them into a movie. Starring Johnny Depp. Somebody call him, quick!
Waldo is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
- ‘The Feast of Nemesis’
Reginald sat in a corner of the Princess’s salon and tried to forgive the furniture, which started out with an obvious intention of being Louis Quinze, but relapsed at frequent intervals into Wilhelm II.
- ‘Reginald in Russia’
Reginald closed his eyes with the elaborate weariness of one who has rather nice eyelashes and thinks it useless to conceal the fact.
- ‘Reginald’s Drama’
Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.
- ‘Reginald at the Carlton’
Reginald in his wildest lapses into veracity never admits to being more than twenty-two.
We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other married couples they sometimes live apart.
- The Unbearable Bassington, ch. 13 (1912)