Thursday, June 01, 2017

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Emma: What's that for? 
Tommy: To make sure he's dead. There used to be a time 
it was hard to tell a comatose person from a dead one, 
so coroners tied bells to everybody in the morgue. 
So if they heard a 'ting', they knew somebody 
down there wasn't quite ready to go. 
Emma: So, why do you have one? 
Tommy: Well, I'm... I'm a bit of a traditionalist. 

As you can guess that bell eventually rings. It's the dead person's toe bell version of "Chekhov's Gun." Anyway if you haven't seen last year's terrific horror flick The Autopsy of Jane Doe, get yourself on it! You can rent it right now on Amazon, even. And in case you missed it way back when here's my review. We bring it up today because today is the 71st birthday of the film's star, the great Brian Cox, whose fine level-headed work makes this movie's story, which grows a bit absurd, sing. He's good like that.

1 comment:

mtmslg said...

Loved this movie. Brian Cox is terrific in everything he does. Even the usually annoying Emile Hirsch is good. And I have you to thank for recommending it months ago.