28 Sep 2009
Ari, our host for this week wants to know :
If you could click your heels three times, and change lives with any character from any film, who would it be and why?
I have to admit that I had to rake my brain to find a character in a film I want to be. As I don't want to be a beautiful woman who finds a rich man to marry, or a kind of Mother Teresa, which is not my style either, I finally googled for famous movies or famous women, without any result. I just wanted to give up and stay myself because anyway I don't wear shoes with heels anymore, when I stumbled over Miss Marple (a figure invented by Agatha Christie) and that was it !
I click three times with my non existing heels and I am Miss Marple !
Miss Jane Marple is an elderly lady (that fits on me) who lives in the little English village of St. Mary Mead (I could move there) . Superficially stereotypical, she is dressed neatly in tweed and is frequently seen knitting or pulling weeds in her garden. As this doesn't fit at all for me, I decide to wear a long skirt, and paint on my easel cats and flowers in my garden until a murder happens.
Miss Marple sometimes comes across as confused or "fluffy". I would replace confused by scatter brained. According to Wikipedia when it comes to solving mysteries, she has a sharp logical mind, and an almost unmatched understanding of human nature with all its weaknesses, strengths, quirks and foibles. In the detective story tradition, she often embarrasses the local "professional" police by solving mysteries that have them stumped.
That's just what would be perfect for me. I would solve all unsolved crimes of husbands who murdered their wives, or women who poisened their husbands, and make the police look ridiculous.
I would look like this Miss Marple, just looking in my purse to take notes of the crime scene.
These actresses also played Miss Marple but I they don't fit.
For those who don't know Miss Marple I could click my heels and be the mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher in "Murder she wrote".
In fact the title comes from "Murder, She Said", an adaptation of a Miss Marple novel by Agatha Christie. The character of Jessica Fletcher is thought to be based on a combination of Miss Marple, and Agatha Christie herself which would suit me very much too.
So you can choose, either I am Miss Marple or I am Jessica Fletcher ! I don't mind !