Reaction to Wuxi China Expatdom Film Appreciation Society President Harry Moore’s speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in Washington D.C. has been compared to the Beatlemania phenomenon of the 1960s.
Moore’s speech, which was supposed to last twenty minutes, took instead eight hours to deliver because U.S. congressmen and women, from both the Democratic and Republican Parties, continually interrupted the speech with hysterical screaming.
WCEFAS President Moore caused the Senators and Representatives to swoon into ecstasy with his every word. Moore’s first words "good evening!" resulted in a twenty minute standing ovation from the congress.
By the time President Moore had finished the first paragraph of his speech, the base of the podium from which spoke was filled with flowers, hotel keys, huge wads of cash, and discarded clothing.
After five hours, congressional police decided to use fire hoses to spray the congressmen and women in order to let Moore finish his speech.
When Moore finally finished his speech, he had to use deft and agile maneuvers, learned from watching James Bond and Indiana Jones movies, to get out of the congress. Like the teenage girls who wanted to corral the Beatles, the congressman chased Moore as he left the congress, hoping to touch him.
WCEFAS President Moore, in his speech, praised the contribution of America to world cinema, and said the relationship between the Wuxi China Film Appreciation Society and the United States of America was that of bosom buddies.