... you can learn from:
Louise: I'd like to see youwith your pants off, Mr. Reed.
Diane Keaton is of course talking to Warren Beatty's character there and PREACH, SISTER. They had Warren Beatty on TCM last night and they screened Reds on TCM right after they screened Heaven Can Wait and watching Heaven Can Wait reminded me that I find Heaven Can Wait an immensely frustrating movie-experience every time because you've got yourself a movie about Warren Beatty as a football player and the bastard manages to keep his damned clothes on the whole damned movie. There are several locker-room scenes but do they matter? NO. I mean, what the fuck, Warren.
Anyway this post isn't about Warren, it's about the lovely and amazing Diane Keaton, one of my favorite actresses out of all the actresses, who is turning 71 years lovely and amazing today. (What a lovely and amazing contrast with the actress we were just whatever-the-opposite-of-celebrating this feeling is.)
Reds is one of my favorite performances of hers - I've said before that it's probably #2 after Looking For Mr. Goodbar but today I feel as if I'm maybe undervaluing Annie Hall in all of this - Annie Hall is of course the obvious choice and it feels good to go against the grain but sometimes the grain's not too shabby, ya know?
But those would be my top three -
you can't go wrong with any of those.
What's your favorite Diane Keaton performance?