From Wikipedia: “Darling is a 1965 British drama film written by Frederic Raphael, directed by John Schlesinger, and starring Julie Christie with Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Harvey. Darling was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Christie won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Diana Scott. The film also won the Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Costume Design.”
Here’s Susie’s no-hold-barred-wittily-concise assessment of ‘Darling’ …
so atrocious…as if marlo thomas’ That Girl went apesh*t and became accidentally more comedic than one could ever imagine…move over holly golightly…welcome ‘holly go-darkly.’ awkwardly thunky…one of the worst movies I have ever seen.
for starters…christie is 5 ft. two in. and we are supposed to believe she is a model? she got the academy award? shirley maclaine was offered the piece of crap first. christie looked exactly like carole king to me. she has an abortion…a cuckolded husband, two lovers and marries a prince? in the longest piece of drivel I have ever sat through.
just atrocious…that guy who hates giant and doris day [David Thomson] also hates this time-warped mod squad sleaze…if it weren’t so pathetically hilarious, it would be the most turgid and sordid That Girl ever!
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naughty naughty me…I am as frisky as Diana Scott I fear? NOT BY A LONG SHOT!
absolutely fabulous! thanks for this fun contribution!!
On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 12:09 PM, Reel Roy Reviews wrote:
‘just atrocious…that guy who hates giant and doris day [David Thomson] also hates this time-warped mod squad sleaze…if it weren’t so pathetically hilarious, it would be the most turgid and sordid That Girl ever!’
my favorite paragraph in the whole thing, and i love that susie uses turgid and sordid in the same sentence ) bravo!
that would be a fabulous name for a detective series – “Turgid and Sordid, P.D.”
On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 12:28 PM, Reel Roy Reviews wrote:
omg, how great would that be?!
I would love that!
On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 5:08 PM, Reel Roy Reviews wrote:
I am definitely game on that series concept! thought of other words…lurid, insipid, horrid, tepid, (frigid, lucid and flaccid are not applicable), torrid, vapid and all of the veering back and forth between one or the other…what an academy award winning disaster…this thing was rated R before film-making went totally SOUTH so to speak–maybe an attempt at satire? well, that didn’t work in this case. am I too naughty for publication?
so funny susie, you may be banned in 11 countries, but hold your head high )
We are actively working on the 12th and the 13th!
like a boss!
You’re never too naughty for publication! Keep going! Those words are all fabulous, even if the movie was not. This is a hoot!
i love words…wish I were as young and intelligent as you two…I only know archaic words sorta! I am wishing to be excommunicated to another entire planet so therefore I now write what I have thought since birth at which time I fell off the assembly line and got misassigned to this woeful planet….spell-check does not recognize “sorta” or “misassigned”…two shakespearen/shakesperian words? WTF?
i love words too, what does spell check know anyway? i am constantly battling with it and have always thought that i would perhaps end up with rudolph on the Island of Misfit Toys. won’t you come for a visit?
Of course, Beth! I suspect I will be sent there as well! It will be a fun, dysfunctionally joyous place to be!
great, i’ll see all of you there )
okay, you two have lost me? Rudolph on the Island of Misfit Toys? educate me?
In the Rudolph TV show, he goes to an island world where all the broken toys live, and Beth is using it as a metaphor for her spelling challenges.
aha! metaphor…eureka! I get it now! are you talking to me, roy? (a metaphor for taxi driver?) or to beth…I have been awake for hours repairing my ice DAMNed closet and reorganizing the sucker…I feel like I am playing elevator in that tiny hole in the wall…I KNOW I am gonna get injured and be dead in there and don won’t even miss me until he needs a coat.
Well, be careful, and pace yourself. I’m sure he will miss you! I hate working on closets. Love you
well, in the story of rudolph the red nosed reindeer, the ‘misfit’ who wanted to be a dentist instead of an elf, landed himself on the island with all of the other misfit toys. based on you saying you would fit better on your own planet, i thought you would enjoy the island. )
Sounds like a great place to me!
You are witty and brilliant and you set a fabulous example for us all. Every day I think of you and thank you in my heart for the vocabulary I have. You taught me very well!
lord, I cannot keep up with you two…just left a reply and you gotta look for it way up above on this string. it ain’t half bad neither! 😉
It’s a fabulous reply, and I’m sure your closet is magnificent! That is a strange sentence to type.
I did surgically remove two lawn chairs never used…from a closet filled with tennis shoes and loafers and car coats and etc…WHAT were those doing in there?
it sounds like they were filed in your ‘casual outdoor adventure closet’ maybe? seems like the logical place for the chairs to me.
You have a way with comforting logic, Beth!
love that, beth!!!!! …ya know, this could be a script…an avant garde (spell-check?) beatnik kinda nutsoid script for the Greenwich village crowd back in the fabulous 50s!
Imagine me snapping my fingers and wearing a beret and a black leotard. Okay, maybe just napping my fingers.
so true, susie. guess our timing is off as fare as the decades, for our avant garde show in grenwich village. all we’d need are 3 stools, a closet, and lots of coffee )
(Snaps fingers.) cool, cat!
http://allpoetry.com/poem/5730265-Flutter-butter-by-Saint-Irial–an actual beatnik poem that I remember from my past as a kid…cannot believe I found this crazy thing…and there is a typo also…how COOOOOOOl!
what a riot! “Mormons in a tragic dance”? Donny and Marie?
On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 9:19 AM, Reel Roy Reviews wrote:
thanks, sextons, for lively beat poetry go-round this morning. and many thanks for the link susie, spelling be damned !
I AM THINKING that this poet is a new guy on the street? but that is an old poem…I am on(to) something here? wacky, baby, wacky!
I think you may be right!
On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 9:24 AM, Reel Roy Reviews wrote:
we live to serve! 🙂
On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 9:22 AM, Reel Roy Reviews wrote:
okay, chickies…here we go… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDIHdCddJxQ
“they put out the fire … it’s cool here now …” this is the best!
On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 9:27 AM, Reel Roy Reviews wrote:
“how do you get your barber to cut your hair that way?” “I insult him.”
On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 9:27 AM, Reel Roy Reviews wrote:
true that…about the barstools and coffee…wherever this reply lands…back to my closet now! wonder if there is a bar stool in there, too? and a guitar…there is one naked light bulb!
Nice! Maybe we could stage it as a Warhol installation
or WARHOL INSTITUTION? BACK TO MY CLOSET…SERIOUSLY!
this is a riot! love it!
On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 9:21 AM, Reel Roy Reviews wrote:
you are the culprit…aha again! lawn chairs in a closet the size of a postage stamp…oh, I know, they needed to be there because the f-ing thing turned into a swimming pool in February…like mother putting Robert frost in the freezer…could NOT find the tv guide for about a week…she filed it there?
Funny and true!!
Wow! That is really weird. I can’t imagine the reason why they would even be in that closet
no, he won’t…i’ll be all mummified and he will not for one second miss me!
be safe susie, closets can be dangerous at times. and i’ll see you both on the island when you get there )
We will come bearing closets.
why are my comments bouncing off the walls on this string…wait, do NOT answer! I am very sensitive.
Too funny. I suspect mine are too. Or maybe I’m the culprit. I’m replying to the notifications I get, as opposed to going to the blog entry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQfOmrwrQvU shawn again…you know how I love this nut!!!! get ready!
darling! this is a riot! I love the choreographed stop/pause they both do, and then go back to twisting or whatever they are doing. ethel merman tickles me too here
On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 9:39 AM, Reel Roy Reviews wrote:
I am just a wealth of information and that is why they call me MISS INFORMATION… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WFITg5HaIU enjoy!
he makes me cry from laughter with this one – I love the soup can around his neck!!
On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Reel Roy Reviews wrote:
just one more! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JGCktc_FXU
oh, how I adore this movie – one of the funniest ever!
On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 9:51 AM, Reel Roy Reviews wrote:
I am? KIDS, WE HAVE A RADIO SHOW AND HERE IS THE THEME…closet music…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC05YwDUmVg&feature=kp
that is so funny and true! I love this crazy song!
On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 10:19 AM, Reel Roy Reviews wrote:
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