Stardust, the movie based on the Neil Gaiman novel.
Robert De Niro as Captain Shakespeare says to the rescued Tristan and Yvaine:
An ounce of bargaining,
a pinch of trickery,
a soupçon of intimidation,
The perfect recipe
for a towering reputation
without ever having to spill
one drop of blood.
It is the enumeration that appeals. And the minute quantities required.
And a wry comment on the actor’s art.
And so for day 2699