Friday, November 12, 2021

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Evelyn: Don't you like me?
Dave: You're a nice girl.
Evelyn: But who needs nice girls? 
Dave: I'm kind of hung up on one.
Evelyn: And you don't want to complicate your life.
Dave: That's exactly right.
Evelyn: Well neither do I, but that's no reason we 
shouldn't sleep together tonight if we feel like it.

Fifty years ago tomorrow when this movie was released that line there at the end that the legendary Jessica Walter (RIP queen) speaks would have taken her from the "nice girl" of the start of this passage of dialogue to something else not quite so nice -- I think we've come a little ways in that 50 years, but probably not as much as we oughta. That said Evelyn, with all the stabbing and such, wasn't a "nice girl" for plenty of reasons that had nothing to do with promiscuity, but I'll be damned if you don't watch this movie now in 2021 and root for her the whole damned way anyway. Fuck Clint Eastwood! I do love this movie though, entirely for Jessica Walter reasons, so a Happy 50 to it!

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