Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Sue Ann: You know, when grown-ups 
do it, it's kind of dirty. That's because 
there's no one to punish them. 

A happy 50 to this movie, released on
this day in 1968. Who's a fan? 
Tuesday Weld is just so freaking good.


joel65913 said...

Pretty Poison is such an awesome mind game of a movie and Tuesday utterly brilliant in it. If you've never seen them she's equally great in Play It As It Lays (also with Anthony Perkins) and A Safe Place, though the films themselves are often a challenge to sit through.

What a huge career that woman could have had if she'd wanted it. She turned down Bonnie & Clyde, Elaine in The Graduate, Lolita, True Grit, Norma Rae, Cactus Flower, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Rosemary's Baby, the 70's version of The Great Gatsby, Polanski's MacBeth, The Stepford Wives and The Rocky Horror Picture Show because she was leery of too much fame and the loss of privacy that went with it. And yet she still managed to snag an Oscar nomination for Looking for Mr. Goodbar.

Bill Carter said...

"Pretty Poison" was probably the radiant Tuesday Weld's best performance, but I've got a soft spot for a movie she made a couple of years earlier: "Lord Love a Duck", a satire on California, with Roddy McDowall and Ruth Gordon. It was written and directed by George Axelrod, who was known for "sophisticated" comedies in the 1950s and early 60s. Films like "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?", "The Seven Year Itch", and the criminally underrated "Paris When It Sizzles".

He also wrote a couple of other little films you may have heard of---"The Manchurian Candidate" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

Anyhow, in "Lord Love a Duck" Weld plays a highschool girl who wants it all, and McDowall is the boy who can get it for her, by any means necessary. Delightful film.