Friday, January 21, 2011

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Soapdish (1991)

Celeste Talbert (Sally Field) David! David! David, David, David, David, David!
David Barnes (Robert Downey Jr.): Hey, great scene with Bolt.
Celeste: I realize I'm not a young woman; however...
David: What do you mean, you're not...
Celeste: ...could you PLEASE point out to our new costume designer whose name I don't quite have yet...
Tawny Miller (Kathy Najimy): Tawny Miller, Miss Talbert.
Celeste: ... How do you do. [to David] ... That I don't feel quite right in a turban. What I feel like is GLORIA FUCKING SWANSON! What am I, 70, David? Am I 70? Why don't you just put me in a walker? Buy a goddamn walker and put me in it!
David: [to Tawny] You're fired.
Tawny: Oh God.
David: I'm just kidding. [into PA system] Attention: no turbans for Miss Talbert!

Our current banner of the Mademoiselle (Catherine Bégin) from Martyrs suddenly caught my eye earlier and I chuckled as the image of her stylish turban sent me off on an unexpected Soapdish tangent. Oh how I adore Soapdish! I even like Robert Downey Jr. in Soapdish so you know it's something special.

Anyway being reminded of this hilarious scene it only seemed appropriate to ask the natural question...

By the way thanks to Nathaniel at The Film Experience for the images; he'd given this scene some love on his own back in July.


Anonymous said...

On V a few eps back, Anna walks into that dungeon-like place and greets Diana, "Hello Mother." I first thing I thought of was Nurse Nan.

Unknown said...

OK Seriously... I was looking at your banner earlier today, and it freaked me right the fuck out. That movie freaks me out. Maybe freaks me out more than any other.

P>S> totally agree with you on Soapdish!

Jason Adams said...

Sean - Ha! That's delightful. And I can totally hear the way Nurse Nan says it, too. That's the trouble with it whenever I bring up Soapdish - it takes me a long while to stop thinking about Soapdish and a million lines from it cloud up my brain. I'm gonna have to watch it now, for the thousandth time.

Damion - the highest compliment you can give me is letting me know I freaked you out, so thanks! I strive to make each banner as creepy as possible. But yeah I just looooooove Martyrs. "Keep doubting."

DancerInDC said...

I adore that movie. I may have to watch it this weekend.