Monday, October 11, 2021

Micro Mention "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Washington Irving

Let's be clear here, the gist of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving is Ichabod Crane is just trying to get his wick… lit… we'll say—by the local beauty, and then, failing in that is chased out of town by a ghostly headless horseman.

So it's weird when a movie makes Crane out to be anything but a pompous dickhead, which he was and not a hero. I'm not suggesting the Headless Horseman is the hero of the story, but sometimes it's nice to see bad things happen to bad people, even if it isn't an enlightened attitude. I'm sure it would be scary and all that jazz, but the scene where Crane is actually being chased out of Sleepy Hollow by the Headless Horseman read as funny to me. Maybe, that really just speaks to who I am as a person more than anything.

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