Friday, January 19, 2018

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Marnie (1964)

LiLil: How do you take your tea, Miss Taylor?
Marnie: Usually with a cup of hot water and a tea bag.

I haven't watched Marnie in at least a dozen years but I'll be damned if I can't anyway hear that line above delivered by Tippi Hedren via her eloquent bird-song voice in my head - nobody but nobody (well maybe Grace Kelly, always Grace) could pack so much haughty glamour into the words "tea bag" but her. A happy 88th birthday to Tippi today! We're so lucky to still have her!

1 comment:

ernesto66 said...

Actually when I saw this the first time I missed the name Marnie is going by in the scene. Now I want to imagine this is how lunch on the first day of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf went, with Elizabeth Taylor in full Martha drag answering the caterer at the drinks table.