Friday, April 11, 2014

Comic Relief: Who Needs Dialogue?

When I am around my youngest grandchild, I can't help but laugh at her facial expressions. I've never seen a more expressive face. Calla (named after the calla lily) turned two years old a week ago, and doesn't talk much. She knows how to speak, sure, but doesn't need to… her face says everything.

It makes me think of the famous line from Sunset Boulevard (1950) when the character Norma Desmond, a former silent-film star, exclaims:
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces!