This week's lost mind belongs to Sarah, who is trapped in a nightmare/dream thing after eating a peach that makes her forget her quest to save her baby brother.
As The World Falls Down from Labyrinth
In case you were wondering what the hell is going on, the wikipedia page won't bring you much nearer to understanding, unless you love this movie, like I do, and then it all makes perfect sense, even the stuff that makes no sense.
And carrying on our theme of 'losing your mind' here is a scene from a movie called Rose Marie. The character Marie de Flor is performing a scene from Tosca in which Tosca thinks her lover is faking his death but has in fact been executed. She appears to be performing this to an audience of Tosca buffs who can easily tell that she is losing it, when frankly you'd think that was all sort of within the theme of the show. Anyway, Marie is having a mental breakdown because she risked her life to save her brother, who had killed a man, only to fall in love with the man hunting him, a man who betrayed her and took her brother off to his presumable execution (I dunno, that's the last we hear of him).
'Act III of Tosca, from
Tosca’s entrance' (with bits of Indian Love Call) from Rose Marie
But don't worry though because after a few months of being mentally broken, her lover returns to her and they can live happily ever after, even though he's still responsible for dooming her brother and demonstrably doesn't put her needs first. Yeah, great.
So to round off this month's 'MOTHERS' theme, here is a musical number that always makes me cry, ever since I was a tiny amoeba person (although not for the song, but the images/what is going on in the story).
Baby Mine from Dumbo
Dumbo might be short and contain a random drug trip sequence, but it's the only good thing to come out of Disney during the war years. A baby is abused for being different, his mother is locked up unjustly for protecting him, he is ostracized, eventually discovering that what makes him different is what makes him special and strong and he takes revenge on those who have abused him. All we need now is for all the animals in that circus to take revenge on their human abusers and escape... but maybe in the remake.
So, what I have learned from the Mothers theme this month, (apart from that mothers are disturbingly underrepresented in films/musicals because for some reason everyone is obsessed with their fathers instead) is that mothers of females are evil, controlling monsters and mothers of males are loving, nurturing angels. So... Freud is alive and well in Hollywood.