... you can learn from:
The Reflecting Skin (1990)
Dolphin Blue: It's all so horrible you know, the nightmare of childhood. And it only gets worse. One day you'll wake up, and you'll be past it. Your beautiful skin will wrinkle and shrivel up, you'll lose your hair, your sight, your memory. Your blood will thicken, teeth turn yellow and loose. You will start to stink and fart and all your friends will be dead. You'll succumb to arthritis, angina, senile dementia, you'll piss yourself, shit yourself, drool at the mouth. Just pray that when this happens you've got someone to love you, because if you're loved you'll still be young.
Is that maybe the best speech I've ever used for one of these posts? I think that might maybe be the best speech I have ever used for one of these posts. (Keep in mind it's delivered to a child.) It's the truest anyway. The Reflecting Skin doesn't get nearly enough love, so bang its drum I will keep on doing. We did a "Ways Not To Die" post for it back here - The Exploding Frog! - and we named it a runner-up to our favorite movies of 1990 and you really should see it. Anyway it is Lindsay Duncan's 67th birthday today, which is what's giving us the opportunity today - happy birthday, great actress!