Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:


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!


3 comments:

triggerua said...

Why did this little fucker of a post bring a tear to my eye today? Damn you JA!

mtmslg said...

I have been in LOVE with Lindsay Duncan FOREVER! So talented and underrated! OMG: The late, great Alan Rickman and Lindsay on Broadway in Private Lives way back in 2001!! AH-MAZE-ING! Thank you for shining a light on an incredible talent who shuns the spotlight!

William Donaldson said...

Sadly the transfer they used for the dvd is awful. It simply doesn't do justice to the cinematography and distracts from losing yourself in what is otherwise an amazing engrossing film. It desperately needs an HD upgrade and extras like commentaries. Would love the Criterion Collection to work it's magic on this one. as it is seldom revived.