Apr/3/14
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"I’m reluctant at this stage in the game to expose you to new ideas, but having taught you all history on a strictly non-gender-orientated basis I just wonder whether it occurs to any of you how dispiriting this can be? Can you for a moment imagine how depressing it is to teach five centuries of masculine ineptitude.

Why do you think there are no women historians on TV? I’ll tell you why: Because history’s not such a frolic for women as it is for men. Why should it be? They never get around the conference table. In 1919, for instance, they just arranged the flowers, then gracefully retired. History is a commentary on the various and continuing incapabilities of men. What is history? History is women following behind with the bucket.

And I’m not asking you to espouse this point of view, but the occasional nod in its direction can do you no harm.”

- MRS. LINTOTT (The History Boys 2006)




Oct/13/13
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Hector’s a joke / He isn’t, you see. He isn’t.




Mar/30/13
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R.I.P Richard Griffiths




Aug/12/12
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365films challenge

"Pass the parcel. That’s sometimes all you can do. Take it, feel it and pass it on. Not for me, not for you, but for someone, somewhere, one day. Pass it on, boys. That’s the game I want you to learn. Pass it on."

Man, Hannah tried to get me to watch The History Boys so many times, and I was never in the mood. Eventually I watched it, and gosh, I’m so glad I did. It’s such a beautiful movie, and such a perfect cast, and it has some of the best quotes. I would have loved to see it as a stage play also. Maybe one day I will. But really, it’s just gorgeous.




Jul/18/12
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Jul/11/12
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Can you, for a moment, imagine how depressing it is to teach five centuries of masculine ineptitude? Why do you think there are no woman historians on tv? I’ll tell you why! Because history is not such a frolic for women as it is for men! Why should it be? They never get round the conference table. In 1919 for instance, they just arranged the flowers then gracefully retired. History is commentary on the various and continuing incapabilities of men. What is history?! History is women, following behind with the bucket.
The History Boys  (via colored-paper)



Jul/11/12
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Title: UnknownBewitched
Artist: UnknownRufus Wainwright
Album: Unknown
Played: 1159 times

meganmagnificent:

Bewitched - Rufus Wainwright {The History Boys credits song}

I’ll sing to him, each spring to him
And worship the trousers that cling to him
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered, am I




Jul/11/12
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Pass the parcel. That’s sometimes all you can do. Take it, feel it and pass it on. Not for me, not for you, but for someone, somewhere, one day. Pass it on, boys. That’s the game I want you to learn. Pass it on.




Jul/11/12
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Jun/22/11
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I’m not happy but I’m not unhappy about it.
Posner, The History Boys (via lovelyoldunexpectedme)