Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Reds (1981)

John: Freedom, Mrs. Trullinger? I'd like to know
what your idea of freedom is. Having your own studio? 
Louise: I'd like to see you with your pants off, Mr. Reed.

One of the greatest lessons the movies ever taught me was the need to see Warren Beatty without his pants on -- and the selfish bastard hardly ever complied! Talk about a Never-Nude. Anyway Diane Keaton dated Beatty for a minute...

... so she won on that front. Among many fronts! And we wish her a happy 76th birthday today in honor of these multiple accomplishments. Last year I listed my 5 favorite Keaton performances, see those here -- they obviously haven't changed in the year, but I am pretty excited that a 40th anniversary edition of Reds just hit blu-ray this past November so I can revisit this movie properly. It's been a long while. What an ace film. Definitely Beatty's finest, I think? Ooh let's put that to a vote:

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