... you can learn from:
Body Double (1984)
Holly Body: I do not do animal acts. I do not do S&M or any variations of that particular bent, no water sports either. I will not shave my pussy, no fist-fucking and absolutely no coming in my face. I get $2000 a day and I do not work without a contract.
You tell 'em, Holly. These are, give or take, the same terms I insist on at every job I take. She's an inspiration to us all. That said, we're not really here to talk about fist-fucking, but rather...
... to admit that I spaced on a Thursday's Way Not To Die involving phones when I listed those three phone-centric kills the other day. How could I forget Body Double?
Nobody forgets Body Double!
We covered "Screwed From A Very Great Distance" back in January of 2010, but it's only right we revisit it today seeing as how Body Double is turning 30 today! It was released on October 26th, 1984 (yes, the same exact day that The Terminator, which we just took stock of, was released) - according to Wikipedia Body Double's reception at the time was mixed: Brian De Palma got a Razzie nomination for Worst Director, but Roger Ebert loved the movie and Melanie Griffith got a Golden Globe nom for Best Supporting Actress! What a world.
Of course the greatest Body Double factoid is that it's supposed to be one of Patrick Bateman's favorite movies...
"After more stretching exercises to cool down I take a quick hot shower and then head to the video store where I return two tapes I rented on Monday, She-Male Reformatory and Body Double, but I re-rent Body Double because I want to watch it again tonight even though I know I won’t have enough time to masturbate over the scene where the woman is getting drilled to death by a power drill since I have a date with Courtney at seven-thirty at Café Luxembourg."
Oh, Patrick. You rascal.