ha that's not to say the leads let it down, obviously.
― Darranzhi MacKhakhala (darraghmac), Monday, 4 July 2011 22:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
I constantly go around saying, "This is a coast too, George. New York is a coast."
― The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 4 July 2011 22:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah the throwaways were a cut above alright
― Darranzhi MacKhakhala (darraghmac), Monday, 4 July 2011 23:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Les-Dorothy exchanges underrated.
DURNING: Another drink?
DOROTHY: No -- I have to keep my wits about me tonight.
― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 24 March 2012 13:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
Man he sure is a jerk to Sandy!
― Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Sunday, 6 May 2012 19:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
I liked this from an interview w/Terri Garr:
Tootsie (1982)—"Sandy Lester"
TG: I just saw that again recently. I hadn't seen it in twentysomething years. And it's the same thing! Pretty, nice girls being taken advantage of by slimy men. They put a man in a dress, and he's supposed to know what it feels like to be a woman. But of course he doesn't. I think what Dustin [Hoffman] says is, "I realize now how important it is for a woman to be pretty. And I wasn't pretty." God! That's all you realized? Jesus Christ. Oh well. Don't quote me. Actually, quote me.
AVC: You play this very neurotic character who's full of self-loathing, who's desperate for attention, yet somehow, she's sweet and likeable. Was all that indicated in the script, or was that something you brought to the role?
TG: I think that's something that I was or am. Likeable? I guess, yeah. But neurotic, yes. It was right at that time in history when feminism was rearing its ugly head, so I read all these books like The Second Sex, and that's where I got that line, "I know I'm responsible for my own orgasm." [Laughs.] I read that sentence and I thought, "What does that mean?" I didn't even know. I thought that [Sandy] was caught between trying to have a career and trying to be a sexual woman, and it just doesn't work. At least it didn't in that movie, because it was made by sexist men. I can say that now, because Sydney [Pollack] isn't with us anymore. [Laughs.] But he was a fine director.
AVC: But you thought he was sexist?
TG: Oh, yeah! I think so. He just wanted the beautiful, blond, cute, shiksa girls to be nice and shut the fuck up! [Laughs.] God, I'm bad. But that's what he wanted. And that's what the world wants, I think. I'm bitter. Bitter!
― Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Sunday, 6 May 2012 19:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
I mean Sandy's a real dipdy-doo in the movie, begging for Seconal after a bad party, but it kinda made me mad that the script lets Hoffman be the only woman in the movie with her wits about her. I liked the movie, it's funny, blah blah my feminist this 1983 just called.
― Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
Also Dustin Hoffman was a hot dude back in the day! Straw DOgs kinda made me forget that bcz of how loathsome he was in it.
― Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
Michael does treat Sandy shabbily but it's to the script and Garr's credit that she's awesome anyway.
― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
Hilarious interview, by the way. She's otm about Lange getting nominated in the wrong category.
― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
"What a good idea, a socket for a plug."
― Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Monday, 7 May 2012 03:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
xpost yeah that was unfair, but tptb felt that Lange was due for an award, and knew that Streep was a shoo-in for Best Actress, so...
nostalgia: this was the last movie our family (parents, 10yo sister and myself) all went out and saw together. my sister was particularly delighted with Murray's "You slut!" and the cattle-prod line.
― Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 7 May 2012 09:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
Teri Garr on fire all through that interview! She was a doll on "Sonny & Cher" too, even w/ the often crappy writing.
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 7 May 2012 15:54 (1 year ago) Permalink