... you can learn from:
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
Alex: I've had this business:"Anything is better than nothing."There are times when nothinghas to be better than anything.
A happy 86th birthday to two-time Oscar winner, former MP of the British government, and living goddamned legend Glenda Jackson today! I only just saw John Schlesinger's Sunday Bloody Sunday last year for the first time when they had it on Criterion Channel and man oh man is that is a movie. A relationship drama that plays like an existential horror film -- and I love it when those two specific genres are blurred, don't you? -- the film is still remembered for its taboo-shattering gay kiss between Peter Finch and Murray Head...
... but then that's typical of Glenda's career -- however fancy you think you've been, Glenda got there first. Very happy I got to see her on stage twice in Three Tall Women and then a third time in King Lear over the past few years (pre-pandemic that is) because who knows if that will ever happen again -- she was exactly as electric as you've heard. A happy birthday to this singular one!