Cinematic revelation

So while eating dinner today, we were watching a movie on TCM called “Since You Went Away,” which is a 15-hour war movie shot entirely without color.

One of the dramatic scenes in the movie is when Bill gets shipped off to fight in the war and his fiancee is saying good-bye to him from the train platform.  “Be sure to take a picture of yourself and send it to me when you get there!” she says.  Bill throws her a watch as a parting gift as she previously gave him her graduation ring.

Wait a con-sarn minute!  I’ve seen this scene before!

Sure enough, the scene I was rememebring was a scene from “Airplane!”  I’d never understood the reference until that moment, but they parody that good-bye scene as the plane is preparing to take off.

It starts at 1:05.


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