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Safety Pins and Bin Liners

Matter-of-fact and sweet in one.

Safety Pins and Bin Liners by Dog Rose

"So what are you, then?" Bodie nudged washboard ribs with a friendly elbow. "Rebel With a Cause, eh?"

Doyle grinned. "Yeah."

"Which cause?"

Doyle turned, and the fading grey light from the window silhouetted him there, in his black leather jacket, white t-shirt, and faded denims. He gave Bodie a smouldering Marlon Brando look.

"What have you got?"

It has to be love, Bodie thought. Or at least some form of insanity



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Apr. 27th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
I love that quote! (Isn't some of it based on a line spoken by Marlon Brando in a film? Or am I stating the bleedin' obvious?). Your story selection is really good not only because the stories themselves are well-written but also because they haven't been over-discussed in fandom and so are excellent choices! Thanks, again.
Apr. 27th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
You are so brilliant! I didn't make any connection but as you pointed me to it, I just googled and came up with this quote:

Girl: "What're you rebelling against, Johnny?"
Johnny: "Whaddya got?" — Johnny Strabler, The Wild One (1953)
The link where I found it:

And did you know that Brando made a screentest for Rebel Without Cause? Here is it:

It's nice to know you enjoy my recs. I know some are a bit strange, but they all work for me, although I can't always pinpoint why.
Apr. 27th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all these interesting links! The Wild One (I thought it was that one) where Brando's in a motorbike gang. And no, I had no idea he was up for the James Dean role - I *love* film history and finding out stuff like that. I've never seen the film so it's hard judging whether or not he would have been good in the part. Sometimes I've wondered whether he was slightly over-rated as an actor but then I watch him in films like On the Waterfront and the I could have been a contender scene plus the final one make me realise what all the fuss was about! I suppose being able to move the audience is what great acting is all about. Thanks!
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