MENTAL NOTE #163, SOME OBSERVATIONS ABOUT “THE WOMAN IN GREEN” (A 1945 SHERLOCK HOLMES MOVIE), with a FOCUS ON ACTRESS, HILLARY BROOKE

The BEAUTIFUL, and very talented, Hillary Brooke (1914–1999) 

MENTAL NOTE #163: THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT OLD MOVIES THAT I JUST LOVE: IN MANY WAYS, I FIND OLD MOVIES, AND THE ACTRESSES, AND ACTORS, MORE ENTERTAINING TO WATCH, COMPARED TO THOSE OF TODAY — NOT ALL, BUT MANY, AND THAT’S JUST MY OPINION.

I just watched two movies, starring two of my favourite, old-time, actresses: Hillary Brooke, and (Princess) Grace Kelly — Both women were the epitome of elegance. I appreciate both of them for their skills as actresses. They both shined with a timeless beauty, and sophistication, which I can’t really explain — it was just there, in them.

Me — I said that.
That’s the general plot: Hillary Brooke plays the female antagonist, Lydia Marlow.
Four of the main actors in the movie.
Above: The brief bio for Hillary Brooke: Notice that her brother was actor, Arthur Peterson, which I never knew — I’ll discuss Arthur below.

The main thing that I wanted to cover in this MENTAL NOTE, however, was something I noticed for the first time in one of the Basil Rathbone, SHERLOCK HOLMES, movies: “The Woman in Green” (1945), which I’ve seen in black & white many times. The other day, I saw this movie, the colorized version, for the first time.

“The Woman in Green” (1945), that is the name of the movie, staring Basil Rathbone and Hillary Brooke. When watching the black & white version of this movie, you just assume that Hillary Brooke, who plays the character, Lydia Marlow, is, at some point in the movie, wearing a GREEN dress. It never crossed my mind, not even once, that perhaps she NEVER wore a green dress at any time in this movie: You would never know by watching the original black & white movie that she is NOT wearing a green outfit.

When I was watching the colorized version of this movie, I was waiting for the green dress, because obviously, the title must have something to do with the movie — right?

Where’s the GREEN DRESS? That looks like a BLACK outfit to me. But notice, the paint on the interior of the Penbrook House (a bar / nightclub), is a green colour. Also, the interior of her apartment is a light shade of olive green. I wonder if we are supposed to believe that “THE WOMAN IN GREEN”, means, a woman in a green painted apartment? That is a stretch,

Well, I waited and waited. In the first scene of the movie with Hillary Brooke, where she is having a “date (fake date, a set-up)” with Paul Cavanagh, who plays Sir George Fenwick, she is wearing a black dress, or a really dark blue dress — I think it is black. Yes, the colorization of the movie clearly has her dress colour as BLACK, I would conclude. I would think that getting all other colours reasonably correct in the colorization of the movie, but screwing up the dress colour, is unlikely. There’s a considerable difference between BLACK, and GREEN.

Here’s the second outfit she wears in the movie, when she takes Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes) back to her apartment, to hypnotize him.

That certainly looks like a dark blue, or black, outfit. But see, the interior design of her apartment is of a pale green motif.

I thought it was really interesting that I assumed because the title of the movie is, “THE WOMAN IN GREEN”, that Hillary Brooke would actually wear something that was green, in the movie. However, as far as I observed, she never wore a single thing that was green, at least, not in this version of the movie in colour. I’m assuming that all still photographs taken during the filming of this movie, would also be in black & white. Therefore, we would not be able to see from the still photography, the colour of the outfits worn by Hillary Brooke.

Over all, “THE WOMAN IN GREEN” is not one of my favourite SHERLOCK HOLMES movies, but I do enjoy watching it: I would give it a 6 out of 10, at least. I prefer the SHERLOCK HOLMES movies that stick to the 1880’s – 1890’s era setting (“A Study in Scarlet”, was the first story of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, published in 1887). In my opinion, Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett, were the best Sherlock Holmes actors: Brett was probably the best at capturing the full essence of the Holmes character. The producers of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes TV show, Granada TV, which ran from 1984 to 1994, was authentic to the time period as much as possible.

Here is some interesting information I discovered while researching Hillary Brooke’s background.

As you may realize by now, I’m a huge SHERLOCK HOLMES fan: I’ve seen all of the movies and TV show episodes starring Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett, and many of the other Sherlock Holmes shows portrayed by other actors. I usual notice all of the same actors showing up in the Rathbone movies, and playing different roles. Nevertheless, I completely missed the fact that Hillary Brooke was in three SHERLOCK HOLMES movies.

  1. She was in the “VOICE OF TERROR” (1942), as the Driver (but was uncredited). I’d give this movie at least a 6 out of 10. It wasn’t one of my favourites, but it was entertaining, and it has Hillary Brooke in it.
  2. She was in “SHERLOCK HOLMES FACES DEATH” (1943), as Sally Musgrave. Even though this is one of the war-time Holmes movies (not the movie period I prefer); this one however, it is one of my favourites. I would give this movie at least an 8.25 out of 10!
  3. And then, Brooke is back to play Lydia Marlow in “THE WOMAN IN GREEN” (1945). As I mentioned, it was entertaining, and I enjoyed seeing it in colour. And of course, Hillary Brooke plays the lead female role, so that was a big plus for me. I think the main reason I score this movie lower than some of the others, is because I did not like Henry Daniell in the Moriarty role. Daniell is a good actor, but he was not suited for this character. I don’t necessarily believe that Moriarty would be involved in petty blackmail, as was one of the main crimes in this story — the other was murder, of course. The best of the Prof. Moriarty characters was played by actor, George Zucco, in the 1939 period piece movie, “THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.” Zucco’s Moriarty was an excellent, highly intelligent, sociopathic, scheming, criminal mastermind, always looking to take down Holmes, and to pull-off England’s greatest crimes. Zucco was great in this roll. As an example of how good he played Moriarty, there is that one line he speaks to his butler, Dawes, after returning home from being acquitted at his murder trial, and it is simply brilliant: I’m paraphrasing the dialogue from memory, “You would think that for the mere murder of a man, I was locked up for six months; but for this crime, the murder of a flower — YOU HAVE KILLED A FLOWER — you should be flogged, keel-hauled, drawn-and-quartered….” That was epic Moriarty dialogue that you expect from someone who cares so much more for his flowers, than he does for human life: Zucco was the best Moriarty.

In closing, I just wanted to mention two things: One item is about some trivia regarding Hillary Brooke that I did not know about; and the other item, is that I did find that Grace Kelly wore a green outfit in a movie I saw recently — just because I’m discussing the colour green, in movies, and associated costumes.

The First thing is that I just found out that actor, Arthur Peterson, was Hillary Brooke’s older brother. You may remember him as the crazy Major from the very funny 1970’s sitcom, SOAP — Well, at least I remember it as a kid — It was funny as hell!

The Second Thing is that I wanted to show a couple of photos of the beautiful and talented Grace Kelly. Why? Well, just because (the late Princess) Grace Kelly, is one of my all-time favourite actresses, and because she actually wore a GREEN dress in one of my Top-20 favourite movies, “REAR WINDOW”, starring along side the great actor James Stewart.

A screenshot from REAR WINDOW, with James Stewart, and Grace Kelly: There she is in a green outfit.
Grace Kelly: This is Classic Beauty at the Next Level!

BornNovember 121929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DiedSeptember 141982 in Monaco  (car accident)
Birth NameGrace Patricia Kelly
NicknamesGraciebird
Gracie
Height5′ 6½” (1.69 m)

ADDENDUM:

I have a theory: I would suggest that Hillary Brooke started filming “THE WOMAN IN GREEN,” wearing a green dress. However, after viewing the dailies of filming, the Director and Producers could have noticed that green colour did not produce well in black and white, contrasty, movie film. Therefore, the dress was changed to black, thinking that 99% of the audience would never know the difference. That is my theory, at least.

MENTAL NOTE #142, SIMPLIFY YOUR COMPOSITIONS, SOMETIMES TOO MUCH IS TOO MUCH!

MENTAL NOTE #142: SIMPLIFY YOUR COMPOSITIONS — SOMETIMES TOO MUCH IS TOO MUCH!

“All good drawing or painting is compositional.
Better see what you can do on your canvas with these simple notes and for the time being let all details go.
It is useless to keep on adding things to a canvas.
Some painters put thousands of big and little features into a face, colors and more colors.
All day long they keep adding more and more.
They are like whales in a sea with their mouths wide open swallowing everything that comes along.
Much can be done with little.” ~ ROBERT HENRI ~ Henri, Robert, and Margery A. Ryerson. The Art Spirit: Notes, Articles, Fragments of Letters and Talks to Students … Westview Press, 1984.

This is Great advice from Sage-Master Painter, ROBERT HENRI. I WISH I could say that I follow his advice all of the time, but I fail, often. I have quoted Robert Henri, more than any other artist. His advice for Art, and Life, is profound. If I could go back in time and apprentice, or study with any artist in history, I think I would travel back in time and study with Robert Henri — VERY CLOSE ALTERNATIVE CHOICES would be Whistler, Klimt, or Kandinsky.

The advice from Henri also works for PHOTOGRAPHY! Don’t clutter your photographs up with unnecessary items. Compose on your main topic of focus, and crop in-frame. Leave unnecessary items out or the frame that add nothing to your photo-story.

MENTAL NOTE #139, YOUR MOST IMPORTANT HABIT TO ABIDE BY IN LIFE!

ALL RIGHT! LISTEN UP! MENTAL NOTE #139: YOUR MOST IMPORTANT HABIT TO ABIDE BY IN LIFE!

Repeat after Me, and KEEP REPEATING THIS MANTRA UNTIL….FOREVER!

“THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS! THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS! THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS…!”

I suggest the repeating of this mantra until you die…basically.

Repeat because — You are bound to Fûučķ this one up over-and-over in your life.

MENTAL NOTE #137, I NEED YOUR HELP! TO THE FEW BLOGGERS WHO ACTUALLY SEE MY BLOG POSTS NOW, I SUSPECT MY NAWFALARTPHOTOGRAPHY BLOG IS TOTALLY SHADOW BANNED, SO WHAT KIND OF ANTI-FREEDOM OF SPEECH OUTFIT HAS WORDPRESS BECOME! Please Read the entire post to consider helping me in this Shadow Banning Experiment.

My Traffic per Post has Flat-lined! This is how WordPress treats bloggers who have been supporting their publishing platform, for nearly 16 Years (as a contributor)! Maybe they have become part of the LameStream Globalist Media Cabal? Seems like it. CENSORSHIP must be alive and well at WordPress. At least, it certainly seems that way. Either that, or SUDDENLY PEOPLE JUST COMPLETELY HATE EVERY SINGLE POST OF MY. I don’t count that out, but the Shadow Banning seems more plausible to me based on the consistency of flat-lining views per post since my Free Speech posts over a month ago: I think I hit a nerve.

IT’S NOT EVEN WORTH MY TIME CREATING POSTS HERE ANYMORE!

HOWEVER, I WOULD LIKE TO PROVE THAT WORDPRESS IS SHADOW BANNING MY BLOG, AND HERE IS HOW I CAN PROVE IT, but I NEED YOUR HELP — THIS IS FOR THE HANDFUL OF BLOGGERS WHO ARE SEEING MY POSTS — You know who you are 🙂 !

☆ I WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU TO PLEASE MENTION TO YOUR SUBSCRIBERS TO GO TO THIS BLOG POST ( give them the post link: https://nawfalartphotography.wordpress.com/2021/02/21/mental-note-137-i-need-your-help-to-the-few-bloggers-who-actually-see-my-blog-posts-now-i-suspect-my-nawfalartphotography-blog-is-totally-shadow-banned-so-what-kind-of-anti-freedom-of-speech-out/ ), and ask them to HIT THE LIKE BUTTON — That’s all you have to do. They don’t even have to like the post, or me, but the ONLY way I will have some idea of what is going on is if the LIKE button is hit by a bunch of random bloggers I’ve never seen before, thus creating a sudden spike in Views and Likes in my Stats — You Get My Point?

Here’s how I would know for certain I’m being Shadow Banned using this technique: IF I suddenly get 200% or 500% More LIKES ON THIS POST by RANDOM BLOGGERS I’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE, then I know these people were sent to my post specifically by you! I will know the extra traffic was not from natural WordPress search results, or from my subscribers naturally seeing my posts in the Reader. That is my theory. This will NOT work without your Help. Thus, thank you if you can do this — who knows when WordPress may Not like something you post, and does the same to you, and then, you may also need help, right.

If any of you can Help with this, and I get some Unusual Stats Spike Results, I will share some outcomes with you in the next post, but I need something to work with.

MENTAL NOTE #131, I HAVE A NEW ACRONYM FOR YOU THAT YOU CAN USE IN ALMOST ALL SITUATIONS TODAY, AND ESPECIALLY REGARDING CON-VID-1984!

MENTAL NOTE #131: YOUR NEW ACRONYM OF CHOICE FOR REPLYING TO ALMOST ALL SITUATIONS NOWADAYS IS: C-S.O.B.S.

C-S.O.B.S. = CONVID1984 — Standard Operating BullShit.

C-S.O.B.S. Put into practice. Example, a conversation between neighbours.

“Hey Bob! How’s it going?”

“Oh, HEY Guido!” “You better stay 50 Feet away from me, you filthy virus-infested Petri dish! WE MUST FOLLOW THE C-S.O.B.S!”

“Calm down Bob, I’m sure I was at least 49 feet away from you, but I’ll move back so you feel safe …

“You move on back, Guido, I can see your germs coming my way!”

‘Come on Man,’ I’m wearing my 17-ply super-nano-micro-fibre, anti-virus, napalm-laced face mask, so don’t worry Bob, I’m recycling all my CON-VID-1984 germs back into my own lungs … I’m TOTALLY following C-S.O.B.S.!”


Welcome to the ALL NEW REALITY Dystopian World where people have become completely paranoid of other people, over a flu that most people, if they ACTUALLY get it, have a 98.3% SURVIVAL RATE (for the United States), based on Johns Hopkins Hospital Statistics (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/mortality) for the United States, for Confirmed CASE-FATALITIES figures. I’m sure, if you are younger, and in good health, your survival rate is even better.

The 3rd Column is ‘Confirmed’ CASE-FATALITIES % — PLEASE NOTE THE SMOKE AND MIRRORS BULLSHIT THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY IS DOING WITH THEIR COMBINED PIC CLASSIFICATION THEY USE NOW (PNEUMONIA – INFLUENZA – COVID), ALL LUMPED TOGETHER AS BEING THE SAME ILLNESSES, WHICH IS HIGHLY UNETHICAL, when most deaths could be from pneumonia caused by something other than CONVID1984; or more deaths caused by other variants of flu, NOT CONVID1984!

TOTAL SUCCESS FOR MUTANT SCHWAB and his Globalist Mutant Ilk! Thank you SO much for your social engineering experiment, to destroy humans — The introduction to your Transhumanistic Nightmare, has begun — CONVID1984 & THE GREAT RESET!

Source for all screenshots, is HEALTH IMPACT NEWS: health news that is quickly censored by the GLOBALISTS and not seen by the majority of people.

Well, those are just a few Convid1984 reports you probably never read about in the LameStream Globalist-owned media.

You have to wonder how long the PERPETUAL ‘2-WEEKS LOCKDOWNS’ will continue, as Grubby Grubermints have beaten their populations into CONVID1984-Submission, preparing them to be OBEDIENT Surfs of the WEF’s Great NeoFeudalism Reset. How Lovely!

MENTAL NOTE #127, TODAY I GOT AN EXCELLENT SUNTAN !

MENTAL NOTE #127: TODAY I GOT AN EXCELLENT SUNTAN! THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF LIVING IN THE TROPICAL ZONE.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all Tea and Strippers in the Tropics. You have VERY HOT & HUMID weather most of the year; and then, you have about three months of cloudy and rainy Monsoon Season Storms.

But I do feel a bit sorry for all my fellow Nebraskans who got about 17 or 18 inches of snow the other day — It’s gotta suck to be there right now.

MENTAL NOTE #123, LOL, TWITTER SO CONCERNED OVER CENSORSHIP IN UGANDAN ELECTIONS, MEANWHILE, BEARDMAN-BAD CENSORS 10’S OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA FOR HAVING DIFFERENT POLITICAL BELIEFS, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT’S ACCOUNTS, WELCOME TO ULTRA-CLOWNWORLD!

This is just Too Pathetic:

MENTAL NOTE #123, LOL, TWITTER SO CONCERNED OVER CENSORSHIP IN UGANDAN ELECTIONS, MEANWHILE, BEARDMAN-BAD CENSORS 10’S OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA FOR HAVING DIFFERENT POLITICAL BELIEFS, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT’S ACCOUNTS, WELCOME TO ULTRA-CLOWNWORLD!

Oh my! CLOWN-WORLD 2021! Are the Fascist Technocrat Oligarchs so delusional as to think we all forgot that they just purged 10’S of Thousands of ‘Wrong-Think’ individuals from their very own platforms?!? And then, they, Beardman in this case, comes out with his soapbox screaming that censorship is heinous in an ‘Open-and-Freedom-Loving-Internet’, Honk-Honk!

IT IS LIKE THE BIG-TECH GIANTS, LIKE ZUCKERBORG, BEARDMAN DORSEY, BALDY-BOY BEZOS, WONKY-MAD FASCOJENSKY, and a Few Others, HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ROLE OF THE ‘STATE’ OF MUSSOLINI’S FASCISM, TO CONTROL & DECIDE “WHAT IS SAFE” (ACCORDING TO THEM), IN THE FORM OF MASS POPULATION CONTROL, AND USING BLATANT CENSORSHIP TO DO IT!

KEEPING THE ‘DUMB MASSES SAFE’ Seems TO COME STRAIGHT FROM THE MUSSOLINI PLAYBOOK:

“PERSONAL SAFETY of the Citizens”….”PEACEFUL conditions of life”, LMAO, Mussolini was also a Comedian! History is coming back to haunt us! However now, the hybrid BIG-TECH Oligarchs who Act Like the Government, have more power than any government! BUT DON’T WORRY: BIG-TECH IS CENSORING AND DISAPPEARING AND DOXING PEOPLE BECAUSE they have your Personal Safety, and a want for a Peaceful Society, in their hearts, AS THEY FOMENT DIVISION, HATE, FAVOURITISM, AND HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF THE LIBERTIES THEY THINK YOU CAN AND CAN’T HAVE — But it’s because they love you.

MENTAL NOTE #122, HOW SAFE DO YOU THINK YOUR BLOG IS ON WORDPRESS, FROM FASCIST CENSORSHIP OR COMPLETE CANCELLATION? Please Answer my Blog Poll, and Let Your Readers know about my Poll, I think We ALL need to Be Somewhat Concerned About Our 1st Amendment Rights at this Point in History (or Whatever Guarantees You may have for Free Speech in Your Country)

I’ve Never embedded a Poll before or used CrowdSignal, so, I hope this Works.

MENTAL NOTE #121, THANK THE UNIVERSE FOR MR BEAN, AN ADVOCATE FOR FREE SPEECH!

British actor/comedian Rowan Atkinson arrives for the special screening of “Johnny English Strikes Again” at AMC Lincoln Square in New York on October 23, 2018. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images). Used for Educational Purposes Only.

MENTAL NOTE #121: MR. BEAN, ROWAN ATKINSON, IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE COOLEST, MOST LEVEL HEADED PEOPLE IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE, AND AN ARDENT SUPPORTER OF FREE SPEECH!

From Summit News:

Comedian Rowan Atkinson: Cancel Culture ‘Like A Medieval Mob’

“British star has a long history of defending free speech against the language police….”

on 5 January, 2021

Story by Steve Watson.

Rowan Atkinson, famous for portraying the characters Mr Bean and Blackadder, has once again hit headlines for slamming the rise of a destructive cancel culture.

In an interview with the UK’s Radio Times, Atkinson described online trolls trying to ban everything as “the digital equivalent of the medieval mob.”

“The problem we have online is that an algorithm decides what we want to see, which ends up creating a simplistic, binary view of society,” he said.

“It becomes a case of either you’re with us or against us. And if you’re against us, you deserve to be ‘cancelled’,” the British comedian emphasised.”

Atkinson also blasted social media, saying that it fills him with “fear about the future,” because it continues to lower tolerance for differing opinions, which widens divisions in society.

“What we have now is the digital equivalent of the medieval mob roaming the streets looking for someone to burn,” Atkinson urged.

He noted that he has been on the end of the hate mob, not only owing to some of the skits in Mr Bean, many of which were written 30 years ago, but also because of his long history of standing up for free speech.”

Source: https://summit.news/2021/01/05/comedian-rowan-atkinson-cancel-culture-like-a-medieval-mob/

Oh Man! I can absolutely see how the Crybaby Snowflake Leftist Commie-reds would be triggered by Mr. Bean.

Why? Because the Bean character is honest. He is not a conformist. He bucks the societal socialist bullshit that the leftists love, and get so violent about. And, because Bean is comedic: Comedy often makes fun of, AND EXPOSES, the stupid shit people do in society, and in government. Leftist Commies don’t like it when comedy is used to expose how ridiculous they are.

Well, it is good we have BEAN!

MENTAL NOTE #117, SIMPLE TASKS THAT CONFIRM, AND REMIND YOU, THAT YOU OWN ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (A.S. or AS or Literally a ‘PAIN IN THE AS(S)’!

MENTAL NOTE #117: Yes — There are some simple tasks that EVERYONE, ALMOST, can do without even thinking about them; tasks you can do without working up a massive sweat, without experiencing massive pain, and without feeling massive discomfort and annoyance.

What am I talking about?

I’m talking about ‘Owning‘ the horrible arthritic disease, ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS, like I DO! I’ve had this damned painful disease for at least 39 Years! Imagine EVERYDAY PAIN! Yeah, that is what Ownership of Ankylosing Spondylitis is all about.

“Everything you do as an AS’er is typically affected by AS.”

ME, I said that!

I was painfully and annoyingly reminded of this fact today, as I struggled for at least FIVE MINUTES to get my socks on! Yes, SOCKS! The BANE of AS’ers WORLDWIDE! IF you own AS, you should know what I mean, right!

Because the AS’er’s spine is stiff and painful, most of the time; or, like me, having suffered a fractured spine (in two places), DUE TO COMPLICATIONS WITH AS + A TRAUMA, causing a need to go through a HORRENDOUS 10-hours long Spinal Fusion Surgery to keep my spinal cord from being ripped apart as my lumbar spine moved in two different directions, eventually making it so I could no longer walk — MY POINT IS THAT EVEN LESS THAN CRITICAL ACCIDENTS TO MOST PEOPLE, CAN CAUSE DISASTROUS INJURIES FOR AS’ERS.

Yeah, so, that’s only one FUN example of what some of us AS’ers have experienced in THEIR (OUR) OWNERSHIP of AS.

Therefore, the simple act of bending over to put one’s own socks on to dress, is an EXHAUSTING EXPERIENCE to say the least.

Sometimes, after I get my socks on, I feel so drained, I say to myself, “‘Fuuck’it!’ I’m too exhausted to go anywhere.” Nevertheless, it was such an effort to just get my socks on (properly no less, LOL), that it would be a waste NOT to go out. “I’ll teach them ‘Fuuck’en’ socks who they are dealing with!”

ME, I SAID THAT!

Anyway, EVIL SOCKS, the Bane of AS’ers throughout the Galaxy and BEYOND!

I was just thinking about the mysteries of the galaxy today, and the Struggles of Daily Life that many (if not all) AS’ers face. Simple tasks like putting on socks, are indeed, a ‘Pain in the AS(S)’, for AS’ers!

MENTAL NOTE #114, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCIENCE FICTION and FANTASY!

MENTAL NOTE #114: ACCORDING to ARTHUR C. CLARKE, HERE’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCIENCE FICTION and FANTASY, and I think it is a relatively good comparative definition between the two genres:

“Much blood has also been spilled on the carpet in attempts to distinguish between science fiction and fantasy. Somewhere in the literary landscape, science fiction merges into fantasy, but the frontier between the two is as fuzzy as the boundary of fractal images like the famous Mandelbrot Set. I have therefore suggested an operational definition: science fiction is something that could happen—but usually you wouldn’t want it to. Fantasy is something that couldn’t happen—though often you wish it would.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke ~

Source: Westfahl, Gary. Science Fiction Quotations from the Inner Mind to the Outer Limits. Yale University Press, 2005.

ALTHOUGH, I often wish I was living in some futuristic science fiction world, but rarely wish I lived in some fantasy world.