Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Hit Me With Your Best Shot: 3 Women


I wasn't completely sure about choosing the above shot from 3 Women, one of the best films ever made, as my favorite, since it doesn't show Shelley Duvall's face and Shelley Duvall in this movie is utterly amazing. Yet that's what I did, since 3 Women is both very funny in an offbeat way (in the first half) and deeply unsettling (in the second half) and this image of Millie looking like a kooky dementor represents that perfectly. Also, Millie is on the record as saying that her favorite colors are yellow and purple, so I think she would approve this choice.

PS - as I already mentioned in this post from last year, I would attend the hell out of one of Millie's famous dinner parties if I were lucky enough to get invited. They've got Tickled Pink *and* Lemon Satin, not to mention all the delicious hors d'oeuvres!

"Wiiine! You got wiiine!"

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  1. I burst out laughing when I saw millie immerge in that yellow terrycloth number. she's just always trying so hard to be liked and noticed...

    also, who wouldn't love a ritz cracker with easy cheese and an olive on top. the height of sophistication!

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    1. She made those once before and they were a real big hit (allegedly)!

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  2. I do not know how ANYONE could decline an invite to a Millie Lammoreaux dinner party. At the very least it would make for some amazing anecdotes and inside jokes afterwards (I mean, pigs in blankets, REALLY!?!). And also that yellow hooded onesie (or whatever it is) is AMAZING. I love how almost sinister she looks in that shot.

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    1. If that hooded thing was Shelley Duvall's idea, AMPAS owes her three nominations for this film: Best Costume Design, Best Original Screenplay for coming up with most of her dialogue, and probably a win for Best Actress.

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