Cinema: The Termite & the Butterfly

Crazy Quilt. Henry (Tom Rosqui) is a realist. "He knows," says the narrator (Burgess Meredith), "that God is dead, that innocence is a fraud and guilt a disease, happiness a myth and despair a pose. And that vice is no more interesting than virtue." Henry works as a termite exterminator and looks like a large unshaven blur. Lorabelle (Ina Mela) is an idealist. "She believes in everything. In Providence and butterflies, romance and statuary." She plays all day long, sniffing flowers and feeding ducks, and looks like the dew on the wings of a...

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