“…and he would so have loved this evening. The pirates, and the Indians; he was really just a boy himself, you know, to the very end. I suppose it’s all the work of the ticking crocodile, isn’t it? Time is chasing after all of us. Isn’t that right?”
– – old Mrs. Snow,
speaking to J.M. Barrie on the opening night of his play, Peter Pan, in 1904. Transcribed from the movie Finding Neverland, in which Johnny Depp plays J.M. Barrie and Dustin Hoffman plays his financier. A good movie, deep and quiet, with no helicopters in it. (One can always determine the badness of a movie by the number of helicopters in it.) But don’t expect a happy ending. This is, sadly, a true story.
“Young boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older. And then before you know it, they’re grown.”
– – Johnny Depp as J.M. Barrie, Finding Neverland (2004)