Monday, June 07, 2004

I was searching the library catalog for a WWII movie about a British war effort to deceive the Nazis, called something along the lines of "The Man That Never Was."

The video was not there, but the list of possible equivalents included the following:

"Man, the measure of all things"
"Man, the hopeful primate: The conditions of human evolution."
"A man to call my own"
"A man to marry"

The first two make for an amusing refutement of secular humanism, but if I weren't already married I would find the last two disconcerting.

3 comments:

SM said...

I read that story! The book: The Man Who Never Was by Ewen Montagu, but I had no idea it was made into a movie... Until I read your blog and I then did a search on Amazon. You can find the 1956 version at: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6302078024/qid=1087100919/sr=8-1/ref=pd_ka_1/103-3045801-4908657?v=glance&s=video&n=507846.

I'm curious how you came up on this story... I did just by accident.

Queen of Carrots said...

Well, contrariwise, I never had heard of the book. The movie I watched several years ago borrowed from friends; how they came across it I do not know.

SM said...

Well, I highly recommend it... if you ever find time to read once baby arrives... Curious, what will the baby's nickname be? DOB Jr. DOBC Jr.-ette? :)