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Started by DesEsseintes on Oct 7, 2021 2:13:11 PM
'Freedom has a special smell to me – the smell of English petrol and English cigarettes'

An Audrey Hepburn thread.

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DesEsseintes - 07 Oct 2021 14:19:39 (#1 of 38)

Those were the first things she smelt you will remember when she emerged blinking, starving from the cellar when Arnhem was liberated.

browserbutton - 07 Oct 2021 14:20:45 (#2 of 38)

She didn't say 'English petrol' though, because I suppose it smells like any other petrol. She did say 'British tobacco'.

DesEsseintes - 07 Oct 2021 14:23:56 (#3 of 38)

There are various versions of the citation.

DesEsseintes - 07 Oct 2021 14:28:37 (#4 of 38)

The soldiers were very pleased to discover an 'English girl', and gave her a bar of chocolate.

She scoffed the lot, and unsurprisingly, proceeded to throw up.

DesEsseintes - 08 Oct 2021 01:57:30 (#5 of 38)

She deserved better films than she got in my opinion.

Roman Holiday and The Nun's Story apart, she was in a lot of rubbish.

Tenesmus - 08 Oct 2021 06:54:16 (#6 of 38)

A friend has named her new car Audrey, after Ms Hepburn.

It's an Audi. That may have something to do with it too.

DesEsseintes - 08 Oct 2021 15:34:28 (#7 of 38)

She was in a car at the end of Two for the Road and Breakfast at Tiffany's I guess.

Tadagee - 08 Oct 2021 17:12:53 (#8 of 38)

Roman Holiday and The Nun's Story apart, she was in a lot of rubbish.

Funny Face is plain creepy.

TheFLUFFIESTKittenEvah - 08 Oct 2021 17:16:10 (#9 of 38)

Has anyone seen "Dutch in Seven Lessons?"

DesEsseintes - 08 Oct 2021 19:52:22 (#10 of 38)

I have see the bits left online but that is it.

Delighted_User - 08 Oct 2021 19:57:39 (#11 of 38)

https://amp.reddit.com/r/audreyhepburn/comments/pb
fx0q/dutch_in_seven_lessons_full_movie_nl_version_w
ith/

HouseOfLametta - 08 Oct 2021 20:01:06 (#12 of 38)

'Freedom has a special smell to me – the smell of English petrol and English cigarettes'

Immediately preceding the smell of "huge disastrous inferno" presumably.

Beaky1 - 09 Oct 2021 11:18:05 (#13 of 38)

It always irritated me that she gets off with crusty old misogynist Higgins instead of glamorous young double-barrelled Freddie in My Fair Lady.

pmcblonde - 09 Oct 2021 11:21:34 (#14 of 38)

Charade is wonderful.

elderberry - 09 Oct 2021 12:05:56 (#15 of 38)

Charade is one of my all time favourites

HerrWalrus - 09 Oct 2021 16:31:08 (#16 of 38)

Certain towns have a smell association.

browserbutton - 09 Oct 2021 16:37:34 (#17 of 38)

Bridgwater springs to mind (via the nose obvs).

DesEsseintes - 09 Oct 2021 16:58:57 (#18 of 38)

Pontefract - liquorice

Doncaster - the knacker's yard

York - flooding and shit

DesEsseintes - 11 Oct 2021 14:25:40 (#19 of 38)

To be fair War and Peace also wasn't a bad film.

cozzer - 11 Oct 2021 15:18:49 (#20 of 38)

Wait Until Dark is great.

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