Consider it if you will:
The incredibly rich writer Sissy Goforth lives alone with her servants and nurses on the top of a Mediterranean island, on which she makes her own rules. Her days consist of dictating her autobiography and begging for injections. Here comes Chris Flanders, a.k.a. the angel of death - he has the weird habit of paying visit to unfortunate ladies shortly before their death. Sissy dresses him like a Japanese warrior, and he contemplates in that outfit the waves breaking against the rocks below. The witch of Capri - a neighbour - is invited to share their dinner, a larger than life - and still moving - monster of the sea.
Some script lines:
Flora 'Sissy' Goforth: Hot sun, cool breeze, white horse on the sea, and a big shot of vitamin B in me!
Flora 'Sissy' Goforth: Shit on your mother!
Flora 'Sissy' Goforth: What's human or inhuman is not for human decision.
Chris Flanders: In Xanadu did Kubla Khan, a stately pleasure-dome decree. Where Alph, the sacred river, ran through caverns measureless to man down to a sunless sea.
Flora 'Sissy' Goforth: WhaaAAAT?
Flora 'Sissy' Goforth: Did somebody tell you I was dying this summer? Did somebody tip you off that Sissy Goforth was about to go forth this summer?
Chris Flanders: Yes. That's why I came.
Flora 'Sissy' Goforth: Well, well. I've escorted six husbands to the eternal threshold and come back alone without them. Now it's my turn. I've no choice but to do it, but I want to do it alone. I don't want to be escorted. I want to go forth alone. And you... you counted on touching my heart because you knew I was dying. Well, you miscalculated with this one. The milk train doesn't stop here anymore.
Flora 'Sissy' Goforth: Life is all memory.
Chris Flanders: In my heart beats blood that is not my blood, but the blood of anonymous blood donors.
The Witch of Capri: I have always fond girls fragrant in any phase of the moon.
Flora 'Sissy' Goforth: Ah, the insincere sympathy of the faraway stars.
(These last three lines in particular are of course genius.)
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 16:10 (fourteen years ago) link
FUCK YOU NETFLIX
(altho this might actually be the ultimate ITR movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457572/)
― HI DERE, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 16:23 (fourteen years ago) link
boom.avi downloading @ 1113.8 kB/s
― jhøshea, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 16:27 (fourteen years ago) link
It's John Waters' favorite film. This is all I need to know.
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 16:28 (fourteen years ago) link
lol 113.8 kB/s
― jhøshea, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 16:29 (fourteen years ago) link
I HAVE SEEN FIDO
― John Justen, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 16:30 (fourteen years ago) link
It would be easier for John to list the films he has not seen.
― Sara R-C, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 17:21 (fourteen years ago) link
Thanks for reminding me to add FIDO to my netflix queue, though; A. *really* wanted to see it when it came out, but I think he's forgotten it. Yay I get to remind him of something good!
― Sara R-C, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 17:22 (fourteen years ago) link
Ned, you can't have just discovered this movie now.
― Eric H., Tuesday, 4 March 2008 17:45 (fourteen years ago) link
Of course not. Known about it since the eighties. But it is only the lens of ITR which has enabled me to realize its best audience.
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 17:49 (fourteen years ago) link
Tennessee Williams: The MDMA Years
― Autumn Almanac, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 00:04 (fourteen years ago) link
Hey, thanks YouTube.
― Ned Raggett, Monday, 13 July 2009 20:22 (twelve years ago) link
Reviving this thread because of Follies of God, the feed of which is usually a bright light in my day.
― Came Here to Roll the Microscope (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 April 2022 15:46 (one month ago) link