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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Being There With Chance The Gardener

Chance (Peter Sellers) is a middle-aged man who lives in the townhouse of an old, wealthy man in Washington, D.C. He is simple-minded and has lived there his whole life, tending the garden. Other than gardening, his knowledge is derived entirely from what he sees on television. When his benefactor dies, Chance naively says he has no claim against the estate, and is ordered to move out. Thus he discovers the outside world for the first time.


"Being There" quotes:

President "Bobby": Mr. Gardner, do you agree with Ben, or do you think that we can stimulate growth through temporary incentives?  [Long pause]  Chance the Gardener: As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.  President "Bobby": In the garden.  Chance the Gardener: Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.  President "Bobby": Spring and summer.  Chance the Gardener: Yes.  President "Bobby": Then fall and winter.  Chance the Gardener: Yes.  Benjamin Rand: I think what our insightful young friend is saying is that we welcome the inevitable seasons of nature, but we're upset by the seasons of our economy.  Chance the Gardener: Yes! There will be growth in the spring!  Benjamin Rand: Hmm!  Chance the Gardener: Hmm!  President "Bobby": Hm. Well, Mr. Gardner, I must admit that is one of the most refreshing and optimistic statements I've heard in a very, very long time.  [Benjamin Rand applauds]  President "Bobby": I admire your good, solid sense. That's precisely what we lack on Capitol Hill.

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