Thursday Movie Picks: Downstairs People
The first theme of 2016 from Wandering Through the Shelves is "Downstairs people." It's apparently a Downton Abbey reference, but since I've never actually watched that show and only make fun of it when it gets all these award nominations, I had to Google the actual definition which is "movies about live domestic workers." I foresee this as being a really heavy topic, so I'm going to for light hearted this week.
1) Batman Begins
At first, I was going to choose Iron Man and praise Jarvis, but since he's now a computer program, I have to go with Alfred. Alfred is the best damn butler anywhere. He never loses his temper with Bruce, he's always calm. You couldn't find a better dude. He's also the only one of my picks that gets paid for his services.
2) A Little Princess
Sarah turns from a rich girl in a boarding school to a live in servant after her father "dies" in the war. Yet, she still holds on to the stories he's told her. And she can do a mad pull up after hanging off the side of a building. In the rain.
Cinderelly, Cinderelly, night and day as a family slave. She could leave. Really, should just run away, but she doesn't. She does the work, and it all works out for her in the end. All without showing malice towards her evil step mother and sisters too. I probably would've poisoned them.