Thursday, November 10, 2005

Tell Me Lies!

Nathaniel will be here all weekend; he arrives in just about an hour. Y'all know what this means. If any woman has lied to herself on celluloid and you think we've missed it, don't hold back with the Comments section. Extra points if she does so in a long fifth-act monologue, or in close-ups where she cries, or in a porcelain-lined igloo.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have fun, and take pictures!

As for recommendations, you've already covered everything I'd thought of. You certainly can't go wrong with anything involving the Bergman-Ullman combo (Face to Face, Autumn Sonata, Scenes from a Marriage, Cries and Whispers, etc)!

5:43 PM, November 10, 2005  
Blogger tim r said...

Hey guys! Shelley Duvall in 3 Women. Miss Piggy in everything.

Really wish I was there withya.

7:26 PM, November 10, 2005  
Blogger findfinishfreedom said...

Lying literally or figuratively?

"Secrets and Lies" - came immediately to mind.

Anything Lars Von Trier, yes?

A. reports a wonderful time last weekend - highway to Nicks - may i make the trek before snow falls.

11:52 PM, November 10, 2005  
Blogger David Shultz said...

Vivian Leigh in Streetcar?

4:46 AM, November 11, 2005  
Blogger thewebloge said...

The Wings of a Dove - the movie where Helena Bonham Carter proves she can really act.

4:51 AM, November 11, 2005  
Blogger Dr. S said...

It's not a movie, but I'd like to submit this website for your contemplation under "women who lie to themselves":

10:03 AM, November 11, 2005  
Anonymous Ryan said...

I'm scared to even contemplate the amount of lists he's going to come home reciting...

4:19 PM, November 11, 2005  
Blogger Nick Davis said...

A great addition to this canon: Woody Allen's Interiors. Nathaniel had never seen it, and I hadn't for a long time, but Geraldine Page failed every self-polygraph in the book...

@Anon: No fair asking for pix when we don't know who you are!

@Tim: Miss Piggy was a sublime suggestion, though we have exhausted her back catalogue. Shelley Duvall an exquisite, perfect choice, and already one of our favorites. Also, if you take a flight *right* *now*, you can be here for the rest of the fest - remember, you gain five extra hours, etc!

@FFF: Back home? Yay! (I just bought Secrets & Lies on DVD for $6... I was excited, but then, why are they releasing this masterpiece as such a cheapie?)

@David: You know from my countdown that I love me some Streetcar...

@Dr. S: That was a harrowing chronicle. On a somewhat proximate note, unless this guy understands what a catastrophe he is, check out (borrowed from Safire):

@Ryan: What a strange thought—I hate lists, and I'm pretty sure N does, too.

8:40 AM, November 12, 2005  
Blogger Nick Davis said...

Oops! @Webloge: We were just discussing Wings yesterday—another recent DVD purchase, you mind-readers! Lying to yourself in exquisite teal turbans and wraps is a whole new dimension of greatness...

8:41 AM, November 12, 2005  
Blogger Dr. S said...

Not quite as harrowing, and much, much funnier, I think:

I hope this link will get you there. If it doesn't, just Google Video search "I want it that way" and choose the one that's the two Chinese students in red jerseys. Inspired.

11:46 AM, November 12, 2005  

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