Something Wonderful: The Final Scene of Being There

Well, we elected Chauncy, or somebody with his experience and intelligence, and he suffered from delusions of competence.

Posted by Fat Man at October 28, 2010 2:42 PM

It was a great, great movie, and the Biltmore House is as much a star as Mr Sellers. I have stood in that same spot many times and remembered that great scene.

Posted by Cynyr at October 28, 2010 2:44 PM

A great movie no doubt. It's been a long time since I watched it last but it seemed you could look at the movie from different perspectives. Is he a fool? Or are they? Is he a Christ-like figure? Or is the writer making fun of the Christ story.
He is certainly child-like in the manner Christ asks, and not childish. I particularly like the scenes where he places his hand on the foreheads of the dead.

Posted by Rick at October 28, 2010 7:32 PM

Well, now I know how it ended. I walked out midway through the movie, boring, boring, boring. And also trite.

Posted by chuck at October 29, 2010 7:22 AM

Yes, it's a wonderfully rich allegory with beautifully composed scenes, crafted dialogue, and unsettling tempo. Been a while since I've seen it.

Sellers is so perfectly cast in the role of Chauncy, the film seems to have been created specifically for him. I like the scene at the dinner table, which turns into a casket, where he becomes invisible.

Art makes us see what cannot be seen.

Posted by HelenRW at October 30, 2010 11:00 AM