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Let’s be Death Becomes Her

I’m a woman. A woman, Ernest. From Newark, for Godsakes.

by Anonymousreply 392April 16, 2023 5:31 PM

I'm fat suit Goldie.

by Anonymousreply 1March 21, 2023 3:27 AM

I’m the idol, goddess, shameless, hussy.

by Anonymousreply 2March 21, 2023 3:27 AM

I’m ME… and I like what I see.

by Anonymousreply 3March 21, 2023 3:28 AM

I'm not one lb lighter and I'm still talking about Madeline Ashton.

by Anonymousreply 4March 21, 2023 3:32 AM

I’m a warning. And I’m coming to you NOW.

by Anonymousreply 5March 21, 2023 3:34 AM

I’m frosting.

by Anonymousreply 6March 21, 2023 3:35 AM

I’m the select group. A very select group.

by Anonymousreply 7March 21, 2023 3:36 AM

I want to be alone…yah uh uh.

by Anonymousreply 8March 21, 2023 3:36 AM

Im a GIRL!

by Anonymousreply 9March 21, 2023 3:37 AM

I’m Rossellini side-boob.

by Anonymousreply 10March 21, 2023 3:38 AM

I’m the tricky staircase in Madeline’s mansion.

by Anonymousreply 11March 21, 2023 3:38 AM

I'm the pool boy who Lisle tells to "Keep your ass handy!"

by Anonymousreply 12March 21, 2023 3:38 AM

I'm FLAAaaaaciddd!

by Anonymousreply 13March 21, 2023 3:39 AM

I’m the rejuvenating elixir.

by Anonymousreply 14March 21, 2023 3:42 AM

I'm the parked car.

by Anonymousreply 15March 21, 2023 3:42 AM

I'm the spray paint.

by Anonymousreply 16March 21, 2023 3:44 AM

I’m Goldie’s ruined red top.

by Anonymousreply 17March 21, 2023 3:45 AM

I'm the oversized green umbrella.

by Anonymousreply 18March 21, 2023 3:45 AM

I'm the narcanol.

by Anonymousreply 19March 21, 2023 3:47 AM

I'm Madeline's hot young side piece.

by Anonymousreply 20March 21, 2023 3:49 AM

I’m acrylic No. 9

by Anonymousreply 21March 21, 2023 3:49 AM

I’m a little Bondo on the chin, babe.

by Anonymousreply 22March 21, 2023 3:50 AM

I’m the mental ward psychologist who has had sufficient.

by Anonymousreply 23March 21, 2023 3:51 AM

I'm the moments that make life worth living.

by Anonymousreply 24March 21, 2023 3:52 AM

I’m the fired choreographer.

by Anonymousreply 25March 21, 2023 3:55 AM

I'm the Doctor.

Bone Protrusion is never a good sign.

by Anonymousreply 26March 21, 2023 3:56 AM

I’m “Me,” the opening number Meryl performs.

by Anonymousreply 27March 21, 2023 3:57 AM

I can see....MY ASS!!!!

by Anonymousreply 28March 21, 2023 3:57 AM

We're the ghosts of Siskel and Ebert! We give it "TWO THUMBS UP" (They may be dead thumbs, but at least they're UP!)

This movie is so UNDER-RATED! It is imaginative, funny, well acted, and cutting edge (technologically- at that time) and a fun campy ride!

by Anonymousreply 29March 21, 2023 3:58 AM

I'm neighbors. You can live in Los Angeles for 12 years and NEVER see me.

by Anonymousreply 30March 21, 2023 3:59 AM

I'm Bobby O'Brien!

by Anonymousreply 31March 21, 2023 4:00 AM

I'm Madeleine, who will be FURIOUS when I realize I've been taken to the MORGUE!!

by Anonymousreply 32March 21, 2023 4:02 AM

I'm makeup.

by Anonymousreply 33March 21, 2023 4:05 AM

I'm a non-binary Gen Z! I identify as a Unicorn. My pronouns are "Kill Dave Chappelle" and "Seaweed"!



I'm boycotting Munchies Yogurt in protest!

by Anonymousreply 34March 21, 2023 4:07 AM

I'm the PR woman Helen fired for cruelly saying Madeleine will go to the opening of an envelope. Well, I was ALMOST fired by Helen. 😏😂

by Anonymousreply 35March 21, 2023 4:09 AM

I'm the vanilla frosting. I'm bought in bulk.

by Anonymousreply 36March 21, 2023 4:38 AM

I’m tits like ROCKS!!!

by Anonymousreply 37March 21, 2023 4:52 AM

I'm the breathing that Madeline asks me to stop.

by Anonymousreply 38March 21, 2023 5:07 AM

I’m the sordid topic of coin. I’m afraid I’m not so simple.

by Anonymousreply 39March 21, 2023 5:13 AM

I’m the lost index finger that broke off.

by Anonymousreply 40March 21, 2023 5:17 AM

I’m the blood alcohol level of .40.

by Anonymousreply 41March 21, 2023 5:18 AM

I’m a plasma separation.

I’m a very traumatic process to ze bodee!

by Anonymousreply 42March 21, 2023 5:19 AM

I'm the fat-ass obscuring the newly svelte Goldie.

by Anonymousreply 43March 21, 2023 5:20 AM

R42 Then I'm the collagen buff!

by Anonymousreply 44March 21, 2023 5:21 AM

I’m Tracey Ullman’s lost scenes.

by Anonymousreply 45March 21, 2023 5:23 AM

I’m the 40 bottles of wine in the Mercedes-Benz SL on top of Mulholland.

by Anonymousreply 46March 21, 2023 5:23 AM

I'm the car....I think Mad and Hel forgot where they parked me.

by Anonymousreply 47March 21, 2023 5:24 AM

I’m the floating nuns.

by Anonymousreply 48March 21, 2023 5:24 AM

I’m “Dark Windows” starring Michael Caine and Madeline Ashton.

by Anonymousreply 49March 21, 2023 5:25 AM

I’m Catherine Bell’s bare ass.

by Anonymousreply 50March 21, 2023 5:25 AM

R47 is too late. R15 beat you to it!

by Anonymousreply 51March 21, 2023 5:27 AM

I'm the tape getting worn out by being constantly rewound so that someone can watch their nemesis die again... and again... and again...

by Anonymousreply 52March 21, 2023 5:31 AM

I’m the clever little witch who sent seating assignments.

by Anonymousreply 53March 21, 2023 5:35 AM

I’m the animal shelter overwhelmed by the turning in of Helen’s 27 cats.

by Anonymousreply 54March 21, 2023 5:36 AM

I'm sexual.....



by Anonymousreply 55March 21, 2023 5:40 AM

I'm the handkerchief wrung out till there's blood.

by Anonymousreply 56March 21, 2023 5:42 AM

R53 Thank you, Rose!

by Anonymousreply 57March 21, 2023 5:43 AM

I'm Madonna.

The entire film is basically about what will happen to me in 30 years.

by Anonymousreply 58March 21, 2023 5:51 AM

I'm the giant hole in Helen's midsection.

by Anonymousreply 59March 21, 2023 6:04 AM

I'm Jim Morrison hanging out by the pool.

by Anonymousreply 60March 21, 2023 6:06 AM

I’m the eyebrow that can’t be raised without major plastic surgery.

by Anonymousreply 61March 21, 2023 6:14 AM

I’m RIGHT! I’m ab-so-lute-ly RIGHT!

by Anonymousreply 62March 21, 2023 6:22 AM

I am a baaaaaad actress!

by Anonymousreply 63March 21, 2023 6:26 AM

I’m the natural law. I’m screwed!

by Anonymousreply 64March 21, 2023 6:27 AM

I’m forever young…and eternally FAT.

by Anonymousreply 65March 21, 2023 6:28 AM

I’m formaldehyde. What in God’s name…

by Anonymousreply 66March 21, 2023 6:29 AM

I’m hardware store spray paint. I’m a better option for corpses, because traditional makeup you basically have to grind it into the skin.

by Anonymousreply 67March 21, 2023 6:41 AM

They don’t write scripts like this anymore.

by Anonymousreply 68March 21, 2023 6:41 AM

I’m “it”, I’m awake and in the bath.

by Anonymousreply 69March 21, 2023 6:44 AM

I’m Ernest’s morning Screwdriver, yuck… needs more vodka.

by Anonymousreply 70March 21, 2023 6:45 AM

R67 Ex-CUSE me!

by Anonymousreply 71March 21, 2023 6:50 AM

I'm the side effects you tell people AFTER they've drunk the potion.

by Anonymousreply 72March 21, 2023 6:56 AM

I’m Glenn Close, laughing hysterically at her nemesis making this type of crap while I’m staring in hit movies and having actual sex with Micheal Douglas at his peak because ole Mike is sex addict. These good times are brief, but can still make an even 80 year old woman squirt like a water fountain when needed

by Anonymousreply 73March 21, 2023 6:57 AM

I'm Meryl's not-so-positive opinion of the then cutting-edge special effects techniques needed to complete the film.

by Anonymousreply 74March 21, 2023 6:57 AM

I need to speak to Madeline, who isn’t here.

by Anonymousreply 75March 21, 2023 7:03 AM

I took the potion on October 26th 1985, WAY before you!

by Anonymousreply 76March 21, 2023 7:05 AM

I’m the surprising amount of rain in LA.

by Anonymousreply 77March 21, 2023 10:44 AM

I'm the ability to say SEXUAL, without blushing.

by Anonymousreply 78March 21, 2023 10:49 AM

I'm the dating people of your age. And the rain.

by Anonymousreply 79March 21, 2023 10:50 AM

R20 that was Adam Storke, who was Julia Robert's love interest in MYSTIC PIZZA.

by Anonymousreply 80March 21, 2023 11:03 AM

I'm SONGBIRD! -- the kitschy, musical adaptation of Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH.

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by Anonymousreply 81March 21, 2023 11:08 AM

I'm Tracey Ullman. You'll only see me in the trailers,

by Anonymousreply 82March 21, 2023 11:34 AM

I'm Meryl's assistant, pushing her boobs up during the rejuvenation scene as the pneumatic bra malfunctioned!

by Anonymousreply 83March 21, 2023 11:42 AM

I love when they try to rescue Ernest from the roof by throwing the flimsiest of scarves towards him

by Anonymousreply 84March 21, 2023 11:43 AM

I'm the wigs

by Anonymousreply 85March 21, 2023 11:44 AM

I'm Madeline's inferiority complex about being born poor which drives her to steal Helen's men and berate Ernest when he calls her a cheap, tacky little tramp.

by Anonymousreply 86March 21, 2023 11:49 AM

I’m Woody Allen. I would have made a great Ernest. (And no, I didn’t touch Mia’s whackadoo daughter)

by Anonymousreply 87March 21, 2023 12:04 PM

I'm the Fairbanks Theatre on Broadway.

by Anonymousreply 88March 21, 2023 12:17 PM

I'm Kevin Kline, my asking fee was too much!

by Anonymousreply 89March 21, 2023 12:29 PM

I'm the still unreleased deleted scenes!

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by Anonymousreply 90March 21, 2023 12:29 PM

I'm Elvis at the party.

by Anonymousreply 91March 21, 2023 12:44 PM

I'm the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, beating out ALIEN 3 and BATMAN RETURNS.

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by Anonymousreply 92March 21, 2023 12:44 PM

I’m the very strict policy against popping up in public to grab a few headlines.

I won’t name names. You know who you are, R91

by Anonymousreply 93March 21, 2023 1:03 PM

I'm the best-selling beauty book "Forever Young"

by Anonymousreply 94March 21, 2023 1:06 PM

I’m the proposed musical adaptation with Kristin Chenoweth that never went anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 95March 21, 2023 1:09 PM

Sorry. I should have posted this instead.

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by Anonymousreply 96March 21, 2023 1:10 PM

I'm Meryl's 14 year-old son cringing at his mom dressed like a sexbomb

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by Anonymousreply 97March 21, 2023 1:11 PM

I’m a homewrecker. I’m a man-eater. And I’m a BAAAD actress!

by Anonymousreply 98March 21, 2023 2:24 PM

I'm Claire, Ernest Menville's lovely wife

by Anonymousreply 99March 21, 2023 3:39 PM

I'm Ernest the prankster and storyteller.

by Anonymousreply 100March 21, 2023 3:41 PM

I'm Ernest's AA chapter, still carrying on long after he's gone

by Anonymousreply 101March 21, 2023 3:43 PM

Wonderful thread. I rewatched this recently at a revival theater in Hollywood. So good.

by Anonymousreply 102March 21, 2023 3:45 PM

I’m not crying. I have something in my eye…

Oh…Oh…OOHHH! Do you have that number 9 acrylic!?

by Anonymousreply 103March 21, 2023 3:47 PM

I'm the parked car outside the funeral service.

by Anonymousreply 104March 21, 2023 3:49 PM


by Anonymousreply 105March 21, 2023 6:23 PM

I’m Michelle Johnson, shitting my pants at having to do an accent opposite M!

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by Anonymousreply 106March 22, 2023 2:46 AM

I'm the Best Film of 1992.

Fuck you, Clint Eastwood.

by Anonymousreply 107March 22, 2023 2:53 AM

I'm Madeline's being on the receiving end of Helen's shotgun. I brought this on myself.

by Anonymousreply 108March 22, 2023 3:22 AM

R108 Actually, it was Helen on the receiving end of Madeleine's shotgun.

by Anonymousreply 109March 22, 2023 4:22 AM

I’m the red dye in the pool.

by Anonymousreply 110March 22, 2023 4:58 AM

I’m the expression of happiness on Fernando’s face that’s completely inappropriate.

by Anonymousreply 111March 22, 2023 6:04 AM

I’m Madeline’s raucous fishwife scream after her finger gets cut by Lisle’s blade. I could wake the dead.

by Anonymousreply 112March 22, 2023 7:54 AM

I’m Chagall’s eye twitch.

by Anonymousreply 113March 22, 2023 9:09 AM

I'm Doberman Pinschers using the elevator.

by Anonymousreply 114March 22, 2023 9:48 AM

I'm the most beauuuutful face, ever to grace the silver screen.

by Anonymousreply 115March 22, 2023 9:54 AM

I'm not being torn to shreds after a fall into a stained glass skylight.

by Anonymousreply 116March 22, 2023 9:56 AM

I’m Dick, Tom and Harry. I’m supposed to get the potion from him.

by Anonymousreply 117March 22, 2023 10:28 AM

I’m autumn and winter. Lisle hasn’t seen me in years.

by Anonymousreply 118March 22, 2023 11:35 AM

I'm the guy who had a domestic, strangled his wife, pushed her down the stairs to her death, and yet still gets written as the good guy in the end.

by Anonymousreply 119March 22, 2023 12:17 PM

R119 I'm the "forever" that Ernest just wasn't going to take it for.

by Anonymousreply 120March 22, 2023 12:58 PM

I'm the warning given to Madeline after she takes the potion.

by Anonymousreply 121March 22, 2023 1:20 PM

I'm the blender, food processor, and insta-pot used to make the potion.

by Anonymousreply 122March 22, 2023 1:26 PM

R119 to be fair, those would be considered crimes of passion, committed in the heat of the moment, usually in response to provocation. The implication was that after years of Madeline's verbal abuse, Ernest finally snapped in that instant.

It's not like he was a regular abuser and (attempted) murderer, which implies premeditation and thus a worse offense. Yes, there was the subplot to kill Madeline and make it look like an accident, but all of that was Helen's idea/plan.

Ernest was a passive character. He was either Madeline's or Helen's pawn throughout the movie, until he finally broke free from them in the end and lived happily ever after.

The worst thing Ernest ever did on his own was to cheat on Helen with Madeline and vice-versa later on, but even then he was being manipulated by them to exact revenge on the other.

by Anonymousreply 123March 22, 2023 1:40 PM

I'm OP's filthy snatch. The entire cast and crew could fit in her roomy uterus.

by Anonymousreply 124March 22, 2023 1:50 PM

I’m the huge lipstick print on Madeline’s cheek.

by Anonymousreply 125March 22, 2023 2:46 PM

I'm the F word.

by Anonymousreply 126March 22, 2023 3:01 PM

I'm the soft, bald, overweight Republican in prison.

by Anonymousreply 127March 22, 2023 3:11 PM

I'm the sexiest 71 year old woman you've ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 128March 22, 2023 3:23 PM

I’m the friend of…of…the guy…who was here to…fix…

by Anonymousreply 129March 22, 2023 3:28 PM

I always wished Ernest took the serum so I could see a youthful, strong, muscular Bruce Willis.

by Anonymousreply 130March 22, 2023 3:41 PM

I am all of the deleted scenes that will never see light of day. 😢

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by Anonymousreply 131March 22, 2023 4:08 PM

Why don't they release them like other movies have done?

by Anonymousreply 132March 22, 2023 4:19 PM

R132 Scream Factory apparently wanted to feature them on their Blu-Ray release, but Universal couldn’t find the footage. If it does survive in some fashion, it’s probably not in the studio’s hands.

by Anonymousreply 133March 22, 2023 4:25 PM

I'm Rose shlepping up the staircase with a tray full of heavy china and some sliced apple.

by Anonymousreply 134March 22, 2023 4:30 PM

R133 oh, so it's like a lost silent film in a way. That's a shame.

by Anonymousreply 135March 22, 2023 4:31 PM

I’m a true representation of how deranged most women are and a look at the future of how they want all men to be emasculated weaklings.

by Anonymousreply 136March 22, 2023 4:38 PM

I’m the esthetician’s fake French accent that disappears the moment Mr. Chagall enters the room.

by Anonymousreply 137March 22, 2023 6:00 PM

R133 I would be happy with a transfer of a worn out cassette tape from Robert Zemeckis’s basement.

by Anonymousreply 138March 22, 2023 6:23 PM

I’m the naked bimbo yelling out for “Dakota!” when Madeline shows up unexpectedly at her side piece’s house.

by Anonymousreply 139March 22, 2023 6:38 PM

I’m Madeline’s bedtime face sling.

by Anonymousreply 140March 22, 2023 6:42 PM

I’m the Playbill for “Songbird!” lying on the sidewalk outside the theatre, being trampled by the rain.

by Anonymousreply 141March 22, 2023 6:44 PM

“Madeline Ashton! Talk about raising the dead.”

by Anonymousreply 142March 22, 2023 6:54 PM

I'm Goldie's delectable ass revealed in her skimpy lingerie while Meryl's ass is kept covered. The director ain't no fool. Special effects in that era can only take you so far.

by Anonymousreply 143March 22, 2023 7:21 PM

I'm Tom, Dick, and Harry.

We say little and make room for guests, BUT...we keep our asses handy.

by Anonymousreply 144March 22, 2023 7:37 PM

I’m the actress who played Rose on 227, and I’m playing the group therapy facilitator. You knew I looked familiar, but you have no fucking idea what my name is.

by Anonymousreply 145March 22, 2023 7:41 PM

R145 Marrrrryyyyyyy!!!

by Anonymousreply 146March 22, 2023 7:42 PM

R140 it's called the revolutionary "Face Bra"

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by Anonymousreply 147March 22, 2023 8:06 PM

I'm the original script that showed Helen taking the potion after Madeline.

by Anonymousreply 148March 22, 2023 8:07 PM

I'm the steamy sex scene between Madeline and Dakota, also from the original script

by Anonymousreply 149March 22, 2023 8:07 PM

I’m New York City, 1978

by Anonymousreply 150March 22, 2023 8:12 PM

I'm Ernest's rejuvenated hand which allows him to restart his surgery career and afford to start a new life at 50.

I'm also the strange fact the Minister states they know so little about Dr Menville prior to this, despite him being a famous plastic surgeon and husband of a faded movie star.

by Anonymousreply 151March 22, 2023 8:13 PM

I'm NOT waffling, Ernest.

by Anonymousreply 152March 22, 2023 8:19 PM

I'm Madeline's George Washington ponytail.

by Anonymousreply 153March 22, 2023 8:19 PM

I'm the rehearsed gasp of surprise used to greet Helen when she visits Madeline at her dressing room after the show.

by Anonymousreply 154March 22, 2023 8:20 PM

The opening musical act always has me laughing. VIRGIN, TEMPTRESS, STREAM OF LOVERS, YES, IT'S ME. YES, IT'S ME.


by Anonymousreply 155March 22, 2023 8:24 PM

R155 I never knew "Stream of lovers" was the lyric!

by Anonymousreply 156March 22, 2023 8:27 PM

May have misheard, r156. I am usually laughing out loud at the outrageous ineptitude of the act.

by Anonymousreply 157March 22, 2023 8:28 PM

I'm Meryl's amazing figure at age 42 after giving birth a few months before filming

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by Anonymousreply 158March 22, 2023 8:30 PM

I’m Oprah, who had her first prime time special interviewing Meryl and Goldie on the set of DBH.

I was still fat then.

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by Anonymousreply 159March 22, 2023 8:30 PM

I’m Madeline sashaying her feather boa all around while the camera slowly pans to show audience members filing out

by Anonymousreply 160March 22, 2023 8:31 PM

I'm Meryl's mother visiting the set, wondering why her daughter has a blue bag on her head

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by Anonymousreply 161March 22, 2023 8:33 PM

The audience leaving has me falling out laughing too, they are disgusted by the performance

by Anonymousreply 162March 22, 2023 8:33 PM

I thought Bruce was a great sport throughout this movie, totally convincing as an emasculated wimp. His little-boy rapture at Madeline's musical number and the double take he does when he sees the gun cabinet swing open are hilarious.

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by Anonymousreply 163March 22, 2023 8:37 PM

[quote]The audience leaving has me falling out laughing too, they are disgusted by the performance

Whose bright idea was it to musicalize Sweet Bird of Youth -- and with a disco score, to boot. 😂

by Anonymousreply 164March 22, 2023 8:53 PM

I'm the bottle of Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds perfume briefly visible when Madeline empties the contents of her purse onto the passenger seat after she stops her car in the middle of the highway.

by Anonymousreply 165March 22, 2023 9:49 PM

I'm the tall necklace on an African sculpture on the coffee table that Madeline uses to hold her head up in the following scene when she and Helen ask Ernest for one final touch-up.

by Anonymousreply 166March 22, 2023 9:51 PM

I'm the brilliant makeup on Meryl by her long-time collaborative makeup artist J. Roy Helland that subtly ages beautiful 42 year-old Streep into a frumpy yet well-preserved 50 year-old and back to a stunning fresh-faced young woman.

by Anonymousreply 167March 22, 2023 9:53 PM

I'm Madeline's almond shaped French manicure and Helen's rectangular jungle-red claws.

by Anonymousreply 168March 22, 2023 9:54 PM

[quote] I'm the soft, bald, overweight Republican in prison.

R127 Hi Donald. Had no idea you were a Death Becomes Her fan, or a Datalounger for that matter. Looking forward to your LOOOOOONG incarceration at Gitmo! Seems fitting that we should sentence you to serve your time in a "shithole country." 😜

by Anonymousreply 169March 22, 2023 11:48 PM

[quote] “Madeline Ashton! Talk about raising the dead.”

I’m Mimi Kennedy, who spoke that line when exiting the theater in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo.

by Anonymousreply 170March 23, 2023 1:51 AM

R165 R166 this is part of why I love this thread, I never noticed either detail before!

by Anonymousreply 171March 23, 2023 2:15 AM

R157 It’s “prima donna” not “stream of lovers”!

by Anonymousreply 172March 23, 2023 2:32 AM

“Dream of others”!

by Anonymousreply 173March 23, 2023 2:36 AM

I am the ass of Liesels bodyguard ,told to be kept handy.

by Anonymousreply 174March 23, 2023 2:41 AM

R148 / R149.

Yes, the final filming script is much better.

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by Anonymousreply 175March 23, 2023 2:45 AM

I’m the shithouse Ernest is in now, pal!

by Anonymousreply 176March 23, 2023 2:57 AM

I’m the dinner Helen and Ernest will finish before acting quickly.

by Anonymousreply 177March 23, 2023 3:46 AM

I’m just another drunk driver.

by Anonymousreply 178March 23, 2023 3:48 AM

R172, LMAO

by Anonymousreply 179March 23, 2023 3:53 AM

I’m the blood squeezed out of Helen’s hands by a twisting tissue.

by Anonymousreply 180March 23, 2023 4:10 AM

I’m the preposterous yet thoroughly enjoyable storyline.

by Anonymousreply 181March 23, 2023 5:09 AM

I’m Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert who both gave Death Becomes Her a 'thumbs down', commenting that while the film had great special effects, it lacked any real substance or character depth.

Ummm that was the point, dumbasses.

by Anonymousreply 182March 23, 2023 5:30 AM

I'm the paint in the eye, to add a little color

by Anonymousreply 183March 23, 2023 8:26 AM

I'm R136 erectile dysfunction.

by Anonymousreply 184March 23, 2023 8:29 AM

R159, I love to track down that full special.

It was right before the weight loss. Oprah was as big as a house and looked miserable.

The girls both looked awesome in their stage makeup.

The interview was ripe with tension. Oprah threw some thinly veiled shade (as only Oprah can do) at both Meryl and Goldie, but particually at Goldie regarding her age, and then ended the interview abruptly. It was a shit show.

by Anonymousreply 185March 23, 2023 9:28 AM

I'm Death Valley, Helen's intended burial ground

by Anonymousreply 186March 23, 2023 9:33 AM

R123. Uh, no, I would argue the worst thing he did was murder his wife, whether it was premeditated or not. Sure he's not a "regular" abuser or murderer (yay! not a serial killer!) but the murder was a pretty bad look. They probably should have had Helen do it.

It's not like a judge would go "Oh, you murdered you're wife. What's your defense?" and he could go, "Oh she was a total bitch who implied I had erectile disfunction."

No sane court would say "Oh, that's fine then. INNOCENT! You can go."

Willis' character arc is definitely about growing from becoming a weak, spineless fool willing to go along with, and commit, actual murder because he can't stand up to the women in his life, to a strong man who actually can make decisions and actually separate himself from those toxic influences. And that would play out fine EXCEPT for the abuse and murder for which he receives no comeuppance. Divorce is always a decision it's never to late to make.

But this is a camp comedy classic with 90's sensibilities so you do have to let some things slide. It's just arguably not worth this kind of analysis.

by Anonymousreply 187March 23, 2023 9:39 AM

R185 is that when Oprah pulled her little truck across the stage or was that another time she lost weight?

by Anonymousreply 188March 23, 2023 9:40 AM

R187 it isn't that deep. He pushed her in the heat of the moment and of course if he stood trial he would get jail, just like Madeline threatened him with. He didn't accidentally kill her as he chose to seize the opportunity and push her, but he didn't purposefully lead her to a trap.

Let's just say his comeuppance is forever telling tales of the living dead in Hollywood, which no one believes.

by Anonymousreply 189March 23, 2023 9:57 AM

R189. Oh absolutely, it's not that deep.

It's campy fun but that part is just the one thing about the film that annoys me.

by Anonymousreply 190March 23, 2023 10:00 AM

R190 maybe Ernest's punishment was believing God had spared Madeline as they were meant to be together "It's a Miracle!" only to find out it was all down to a potion, and that he was loved by neither of them, just a pawn in their rivalry.

by Anonymousreply 191March 23, 2023 10:16 AM

I’m the proposed Bravo TV series. Like the musical, I went nowhere.

by Anonymousreply 192March 23, 2023 10:33 AM

I'm M's horribly ugly nose. How did I get such a career w the ugliest mug, man.

by Anonymousreply 193March 23, 2023 10:36 AM

I'm Ernest screaming like a girl when Madeline shoots Helen.

by Anonymousreply 194March 23, 2023 12:07 PM

I'm the suffocating cats in fat Helen's cupboard.

by Anonymousreply 195March 23, 2023 12:08 PM

I'm the trust fund Helen plundered to pay for the potion

by Anonymousreply 196March 23, 2023 12:16 PM

Do we think Madeline went on to have a movie comeback after Ernest disappears or did she and Helen just retreat from life? It would be hard to explain the excessive spray paint on you list of demands!

by Anonymousreply 197March 23, 2023 12:18 PM

[quote] The interview was ripe with tension. Oprah threw some thinly veiled shade (as only Oprah can do) at both Meryl and Goldie, but particually at Goldie regarding her age, and then ended the interview abruptly. It was a shit show.

I remember the interview and there was no tension or shade thrown. It was a very light and superficial interview (very non Barbara Walters).

by Anonymousreply 198March 23, 2023 1:26 PM

I’m the TV series adaptation on Bravo in 2012. Thank god I was aborted, especially if Andy Cohen was the father!

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by Anonymousreply 199March 23, 2023 1:31 PM

I'm the "something funny" Helen suspects Ernest of doing with Madeline's body.

by Anonymousreply 200March 23, 2023 1:40 PM

I’m R187 writing a pearl-clutching essay worthy of Helen Sharp’s neurosis about “domestic abuse and spousal murder” in Death Becomes Her, only to end with “It's just arguably not worth this kind of analysis” after dribbling on for several paragraphs.

by Anonymousreply 201March 23, 2023 1:47 PM

I'm the inexact science of timing a death, therefore no one can tell the call to Helen came after the fall.

by Anonymousreply 202March 23, 2023 2:15 PM

I’m the phone records the police might check, you poor, sweet thing.

by Anonymousreply 203March 23, 2023 2:36 PM

I'm the last time Madeline worked. I mean real work.

by Anonymousreply 204March 23, 2023 2:37 PM

I'm the unclear communication over the script which led Meryl to initially assume they wanted her to play Helen.

by Anonymousreply 205March 23, 2023 2:52 PM

I'm Helen blowing out the candles and licking her lips below her "NEVER" AGAIN" altar as dances out the door to put her plan in motion.

by Anonymousreply 206March 23, 2023 3:27 PM

I'm Madeline's powder blue tracksuit (?) paired with black pumps and lingerie.

by Anonymousreply 207March 23, 2023 3:28 PM

I'm Lisle's cokenail.

by Anonymousreply 208March 23, 2023 3:29 PM

I'm Helen Mirren and if I'd been cast you could have been sure I would have got my kit off to show you the WHOLE transformation

by Anonymousreply 209March 23, 2023 3:43 PM

I’m Glenn Close and if I were cast you would’ve got full tit and beaver.

by Anonymousreply 210March 23, 2023 3:45 PM

I'm Helen's asymmetrical hairdo that somehow looks great.

by Anonymousreply 211March 23, 2023 4:02 PM

I'm Isabella Rossellini's eyebrows. I've never looked so good.

by Anonymousreply 212March 23, 2023 4:02 PM

I'm scared as hell. Of the body I thought I once knew.

by Anonymousreply 213March 23, 2023 4:03 PM

I'm loving you.

by Anonymousreply 214March 23, 2023 4:03 PM

I'm all a man needs in a world of a fraus; just a good hand.

by Anonymousreply 215March 23, 2023 4:06 PM

Of course OP chooses the line Goldie Hawn doesn’t remember.

by Anonymousreply 216March 23, 2023 4:33 PM

I’m the Tracey Ullman cut everyone wants to see.

by Anonymousreply 217March 23, 2023 4:33 PM

I'm the arched eyebrow as Madeline's suspicions about that bitch Helen are confirmed when she follows her and Erin outside..

by Anonymousreply 218March 23, 2023 4:36 PM

R197 In order for an actress to have a comeback, she has to have talent worth bringing back. Between the opening musical scene (which stunk out loud), and the hammy Colombo-style VHS Helen was watching during her eviction, I think it's safe to say Madeline Ashton wasn't nearly as talented as she believed she was.

Also, she was almost certainly a diva on set, and who needs that shit?

by Anonymousreply 219March 23, 2023 4:41 PM

Madeline Ashton seemed like she would be homophobic.

by Anonymousreply 220March 23, 2023 4:42 PM

I'm the miles-long dining table in Helen's fantasy sequence.

by Anonymousreply 221March 23, 2023 6:04 PM

I'm the flash and glitter Madeline uses to dazzle Helen's men away from her.

by Anonymousreply 222March 23, 2023 6:04 PM

I'm the ballroom full of unexceptional looking party guests, all somehow immortal recipients of Lisle's potion.

by Anonymousreply 223March 23, 2023 6:07 PM

I'm the overweight woman at the book party. Helen hired me to step out of the way at just the right moment in order to fool her rival.

by Anonymousreply 224March 23, 2023 6:09 PM

I'm the impressive quantity of empty liquor bottles piled into the Mercedes in Helen's fantasy sequence. I'm every bit as cartoonish as R221's table or the "Abnormal" brain, and a cheeky visual cue that Helen's fantasy is a bit whimsical.

by Anonymousreply 225March 23, 2023 6:21 PM

I'm "Yes! No! Oh, damn!"

by Anonymousreply 226March 23, 2023 7:15 PM

R220, really? She seems like a fag hag. The only people besides Ernest Menville who would have stayed through the entirety of Songbird! were probably all gay

by Anonymousreply 227March 23, 2023 7:24 PM

I'm Madeline's huge Warhol that sticks out like a sore thumb in the entry.

by Anonymousreply 228March 23, 2023 7:38 PM

I'm the lax security team at the hospital that allowed Madeline to make her way to Ernest in the middle of a surgery with a bottle of champagne and two glasses.

by Anonymousreply 229March 23, 2023 7:39 PM

I'm Alan Silvestri's wonderfully dramatic and evocative score.

by Anonymousreply 230March 23, 2023 7:40 PM

I'm Meryl's uncanny animatronic robot stand-in used when blue screen wouldn't do the trick.

by Anonymousreply 231March 23, 2023 7:41 PM

I'm Ingrid Bergman's eldest daughter Pia Lindstrom walking out of a movie theater the opening weekend, overheard saying to a friend, "Well, I see yet again my sister played the weirdo."

by Anonymousreply 232March 23, 2023 7:41 PM

I'm the cute little brooch Lisle gifts to all her clients that they seem compelled to wear with every outfit.

by Anonymousreply 233March 23, 2023 7:43 PM

I'm the two-piece bathing suit Helen won't be wearing for a while.

by Anonymousreply 234March 23, 2023 7:45 PM

I'm the stomach hole super-imposed onto the incorrect woman's shadow cast by the fireplace as Ernest leaves Madeline and Helen to duke it out.

by Anonymousreply 235March 23, 2023 7:58 PM

I'm the Ernest Menville Center for Women.

by Anonymousreply 236March 23, 2023 8:02 PM

I'm the original ending that saw Madeline and Helen, decades later, still looking beautiful but bitter and unhappy, running into a happy, fulfilled, elderly Ernest.

by Anonymousreply 237March 23, 2023 8:15 PM

I’m Mary Ellen Trainor. I was married to Robert Zemeckis and had a cameo in the film. We divorced after twenty years of marriage. And now I’m dead, like, for reals!

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by Anonymousreply 238March 23, 2023 8:16 PM

I'm Thelma and Louise, the movie Meryl and Goldie originally wanted for themselves.

by Anonymousreply 239March 23, 2023 8:16 PM

I’m Jonathan Silverman. My part was cut from the movie but you can see me briefly in the scene of Helen Sharp’s book party.

(Some people also refer to me as the poor man’s Matthew Broderick, which is fair.)

by Anonymousreply 240March 23, 2023 8:21 PM

I have watched Death Becomes Her dozens of times.

I watched Thelma & Louise once (and that was enough).

by Anonymousreply 241March 23, 2023 8:23 PM


by Anonymousreply 242March 23, 2023 8:30 PM

I'm the Madeline Ashton Test. Please don't fail. I don't know what I'd do.

by Anonymousreply 243March 23, 2023 8:32 PM

I'm the Mom from That '70s Show who has a cameo appearance as one of the mental patients in Helen's psych ward.

by Anonymousreply 244March 23, 2023 8:33 PM

I'm the profound psychological breakthrough Helen has on the psych ward when she realises she needs to eliminate Madeline Ashton.

by Anonymousreply 245March 23, 2023 10:50 PM

Related to R245 I'm the time lapse of at least 7 years between Helen taking the potion (1985) and finally putting her plan into action (1992). What the hell happened in me?!

by Anonymousreply 246March 23, 2023 10:50 PM

I'm the reference to the last time they had met (12 long years ago). What happened there?

by Anonymousreply 247March 23, 2023 10:52 PM

Hahaha I've never seen this detail before but at the webpage linked at R175 (and below) they actually created Madeline's filmography!

I'm the guest spot on Murder, She Wrote obviously and I resent Ernest implying I was not real work!

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by Anonymousreply 248March 23, 2023 10:59 PM

I'm the zombie lesbian sex Madeline and Helen had one evening while they were painting each other's asses.

by Anonymousreply 249March 23, 2023 11:28 PM

R249 is that when Madeline's index finger just broke off?

by Anonymousreply 250March 23, 2023 11:34 PM

I'm the royalties from "Forever Young" which keep the gals in style

by Anonymousreply 251March 23, 2023 11:35 PM

R249 I'm the inability to ever feel pleasure again.

by Anonymousreply 252March 23, 2023 11:37 PM

Wow that original script from 1987 stank

by Anonymousreply 253March 23, 2023 11:52 PM

That Madeline filmography is a hoot-and-a-half! The only thing missing is the no doubt extensive array of commercials she did over the years.

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by Anonymousreply 254March 23, 2023 11:54 PM

I'm so happy for you, uh, both.

by Anonymousreply 255March 24, 2023 12:11 AM

I’m Madeline’s fingernails clawing the bannister, an homage to the gorgon’s claws scratching a stone pillar in Clash of The Titans.

Lisle emerging from the pool looks like a stylistic homage to Clash of the Titans. She looks like she is wearing high heels as she steps out of the water.

by Anonymousreply 256March 24, 2023 12:14 AM

R254 Damn I wish "Tornado" was an actual movie. Nothing like star studded disaster movies.

by Anonymousreply 257March 24, 2023 12:30 AM

I’m the parties at Helen’s parents’ house that Madeline was never invited to.

by Anonymousreply 258March 24, 2023 1:43 AM

R254 who created that?

by Anonymousreply 259March 24, 2023 1:47 AM

I'm She-Devil rebooted. Meryl doesn't have much range and of course, neither does Goldie... I'm also the foreshadowing that this is what she will slowly morph into in real life... (this and her character in The First Wives Club)

by Anonymousreply 260March 24, 2023 1:48 AM

David Koepp himself, apparently, R259! I do admire a writer who has the time to imagine his characters' milieu. Another fun detail: that Madeline has been on The Tonight Show nine times. At first glance, that seems much for a gal like her, but then you consider how many times someone like Angie Dickinson or Dyan Cannon appeared.

by Anonymousreply 261March 24, 2023 2:07 AM

I'm Siempre Viva

by Anonymousreply 262March 24, 2023 2:10 AM

I’m 37 years worth of ass paintings.

by Anonymousreply 263March 24, 2023 2:12 AM

I’m twenty-eight... no, twenty-three.

by Anonymousreply 264March 24, 2023 2:12 AM

I’m the sordid topic of coin.

by Anonymousreply 265March 24, 2023 2:15 AM

R260, could you just not breathe?

by Anonymousreply 266March 24, 2023 2:18 AM

Lewks like she lost a few pou... we're leavin'!

by Anonymousreply 267March 24, 2023 2:20 AM

I'm the random floating nuns

by Anonymousreply 268March 24, 2023 2:21 AM

I'm the taking the potion, but still seeing my body rot before my very eyes (which I never quite caught)

by Anonymousreply 269March 24, 2023 2:25 AM

I’m the little piece of meat!

by Anonymousreply 270March 24, 2023 2:25 AM

I'm the pileup Madeline almost causes as she gets a horrified look at her self in the rearview mirror!

by Anonymousreply 271March 24, 2023 5:43 AM

I’m Don Quixote, tilting at nature’s windmill.

…drink it!

by Anonymousreply 272March 24, 2023 5:57 AM

Wow I just read the script which includes the deleted scenes. I knew that Ernest puts Madeline in the freezer but didn't know they had the maid Rose find her next morning. Madeline opens her eyes and tells her to shut the door!

Lots of good lines they lost, lots more swearing than the final version. Some good lines missing which I guess the actors ad-libbed?

by Anonymousreply 273March 24, 2023 10:10 AM

R273 I’m not sweat, honey, I’m just defrosting.

by Anonymousreply 274March 24, 2023 10:14 AM

R74 Watching the Golden Girls has really sharpened that wit, buddy guy.

by Anonymousreply 275March 24, 2023 11:55 AM

Another surprise from the script was Rose the maid has more lines and is a bit cheekier with Madeline.

After she finds Madeline in the kitchen she wakes Ernest like the scene before and he asks "Is it up yet?" and she replies "Yes sir, it's in the freezer!"

by Anonymousreply 276March 24, 2023 12:46 PM

I'm the pink magical potion which is just a mix of Pepto Bismol and Perrier.

by Anonymousreply 277March 24, 2023 12:47 PM

I'm my own stupidity at not realising before that Lisle wants Ernest to drink the potion so he can remodel and preserve her clients! I thought she just wanted the cheque!

by Anonymousreply 278March 24, 2023 12:51 PM

I'm the mini wipers on the Mercedes at R271.

Why do I exist?

by Anonymousreply 279March 24, 2023 2:10 PM

Zemeckis should have made a prequel 2-3 years later focusing mostly on the Lisle character. Where did she come from? How did she get the potion? It would have been interesting.

by Anonymousreply 280March 24, 2023 3:07 PM

I'm the echoing of Madeline's heels through cavernous halls.

by Anonymousreply 281March 24, 2023 3:13 PM

I'm soap and water. Might as well use me: I'm as good as a collagen buff, and much cheaper.

by Anonymousreply 282March 24, 2023 3:15 PM

I'm the fatal crunch of Madeline's neck.

by Anonymousreply 283March 24, 2023 3:15 PM

I'm smart, I guess, sort of classy.

by Anonymousreply 284March 24, 2023 3:16 PM

R284 oh yeah? Compared to WHOM?!

by Anonymousreply 285March 24, 2023 4:51 PM

I'm Madeline and Helen's gray, dusty vaginas.

by Anonymousreply 286March 24, 2023 6:54 PM

I'm the 90 year old churchgoer who discovers the broken pieces of Madeline and Helen's bodies on the ground.

by Anonymousreply 287March 24, 2023 7:06 PM

I'm the convoluted subplot of Ernest faking his death to get away from Mad and Hel

by Anonymousreply 288March 24, 2023 7:14 PM

I'm the right choice. The only choice.

by Anonymousreply 289March 24, 2023 7:46 PM

I'm the joke that Helen ran 48 miles a day to lose the weight

by Anonymousreply 290March 24, 2023 9:32 PM

I’m the apology for that little “thing” downstairs.

by Anonymousreply 291March 24, 2023 9:35 PM

I'm the check Madeline writes to Lisle. I bet I'm minuscule compared to what Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol paid. Murder She Wrote residuals aren't that big.

by Anonymousreply 292March 25, 2023 9:20 AM

R292 that was my money! Anything Madeline had left she owed me a long time ago

by Anonymousreply 293March 25, 2023 10:12 AM

R292 The prop check turned up at auction a few years ago. The amount written on it was $1,000,000, which tallies with interviews Streep gave where she mentioned that figure.

by Anonymousreply 294March 25, 2023 1:10 PM

[quote][R254] Damn I wish "Tornado" was an actual movie.

It is, starring Bruce Campbell.

(Just pretend the blonde, female lead is Madeline.) 😁

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by Anonymousreply 295March 25, 2023 1:20 PM

I’m…sorry if this has been posted already!

Mostly still photos but has some live action shots from the original trailer. Plus a glimpse of Bruce and Tracey in their old age makeup at the end.

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by Anonymousreply 296March 26, 2023 1:22 AM

I’m…I’m…well, I’m not sure what the fuck this is.

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by Anonymousreply 297March 26, 2023 3:11 AM

I’m Lisle’s nipple hiding necklace.

by Anonymousreply 298March 26, 2023 3:29 AM

R296 It looks like they edited this film pretty masterfully. The excised footage looks corny.

It’s a really fun and campy movie, but a longer form of it with the subplot relationship between Willis’ and Ullman’s characters probably would have held the audience’s interest. And that’s too bad because Ullman is so funny and so talented.

The set design and special effects were amazing.

I think they found the excised footage on a video cassette at a tag sale? I may be misremembering that detail.

It’s a really bitchy, campy old film, and a real guilty pleasure. I can see why it’s so popular here. These characters are so easy to identify because I see pieces of my friends in them. The insecurities, vanity, preening narcissism, bossiness, demanding and selfish behaviors. It’s all pretty gay and pretty fantastic. I like the cars, too.

by Anonymousreply 299March 26, 2023 1:03 PM

I’m divorce. In California? I’m exactly what she wants you to do!

by Anonymousreply 300March 26, 2023 1:31 PM

R297 Someone filled in for the lighting technician on that crappy set there.

by Anonymousreply 301March 26, 2023 1:32 PM

I'm the very nervous stunt driver who had to stop the car an inch from Goldie's face.

by Anonymousreply 302March 26, 2023 6:51 PM

R302 surely that scene was spliced

by Anonymousreply 303March 26, 2023 6:59 PM

R303 or done in reverse. That’s how they did the scene in Home Alone where MC almost gets hit by the Wet Bandits’ van.

by Anonymousreply 304March 27, 2023 5:08 AM

R303 It was spliced from multiple takes. You can see a rotoscoping halo around Goldie’s hair. It’s especially visible on HD prints.

by Anonymousreply 305March 27, 2023 8:23 AM

No, I saw the behind-the-scenes.

It was a very skillful stunt driver and a very trusting Goldie.

Everyone always makes a big deal about Michelle Pfeiffer doing her own whip stunts in Batman Returns but never this.

by Anonymousreply 306March 27, 2023 9:31 AM

R306 Really? I have always wondered about that. I suspected they filmed it in reverse and sped up the video playback and added the sound effect of the tire squealing.

by Anonymousreply 307March 27, 2023 9:37 AM

I'm Madeline's new blue eyes

by Anonymousreply 308March 27, 2023 9:48 AM

I'm the hardware store owner who made a fortune for 37 years selling paint to two strange looking women.

by Anonymousreply 309March 27, 2023 2:46 PM

I'm the unstoppable stench of decomp meaning neither got laid since 1992

by Anonymousreply 310March 27, 2023 4:36 PM

R310 That part got cut out of the film, but was in the deleted scenes.

Ernest put Madeline in the freezer on that first night to help slow her decomposition. He presumably later embalmed her (which stinks, but not like a rotting corpse). But he never embalmed Helen. He just filled in the giant hole in her abdomen (probably with sawdust and cotton, so she shouldn't go swimming).

Helen was bound to stink after a few days.

by Anonymousreply 311March 27, 2023 4:41 PM

R311 good point! I'd forgotten that detail. Maybe he also embalmed Helen after Madeline asks him to fix her?

by Anonymousreply 312March 27, 2023 5:41 PM

This movie is one of my favorites. Of course it's campy, over-the-top fun, not to be taken seriously. But the implications are too ghoulish to contemplate. Imagine your soul being trapped in a rotting body. DBH has inspired a nightmare where I peeled flesh-colored paint off myself to reveal the grey skin underneath. Woke up sweating.

by Anonymousreply 313March 27, 2023 7:18 PM

I'm Dakota trying to lie faster.

by Anonymousreply 314March 27, 2023 8:05 PM

I'm the cut scene where Dakota tries to charm Madeline back post-potion. He knows which side his bread is buttered. Ernest overhears this and it contributes to why he attacks her.

I always wondered where Madeline was heading to all dressed up, I assumed she was off to some bar to get hit on by hunks

by Anonymousreply 315March 27, 2023 8:59 PM

R315 She was off to pull a Debbie, and dance in a sailor bar

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by Anonymousreply 316March 27, 2023 9:02 PM

R316 I can totally see Madeline doing that! She might have even given them an impromptu rendition of "I See Me!"

by Anonymousreply 317March 27, 2023 10:06 PM

I'm the improbably long night which sees them attend Helen's book party at 8, come home, go to the cheating little gigolo Dakota, take the potion from Lisle, return home to be murdered, end up in the morgue via an emergency room, get put back together by Ernest, kill Helen, fight, make up then get made up again, all by the morning..

by Anonymousreply 318March 27, 2023 10:10 PM

I'm Madeline's wonderful snarl towards Ernest when she tells the Doctor "I fell down the stairs.."

by Anonymousreply 319March 27, 2023 10:23 PM

Actually there are so many little moments you can't get from reading the script that make the characters hilarious. Like Madeline camping it up when she berates Ernest at the top of the stairs, all that's missing is a snap of her fingers

by Anonymousreply 320March 27, 2023 10:25 PM

R318, that was due to editing. Madeline’s embalming took place the following day. It followed the freezer scene, which occurred the morning after. That’s why the sky is lighter out when he’s spray painting her following the formaldehyde pickup.

by Anonymousreply 321March 28, 2023 1:54 AM

I’m the group of women in the psychology session who lose their shit when Helen mentions Madeline again!

by Anonymousreply 322March 28, 2023 2:22 AM

I'm Gene Roddenberry again reviewing Madeline's screen test for the role of Number One in my pilot for Star Trek. Her acting was OK but Majel was better on her knees. Well that's showbiz Mad.

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by Anonymousreply 323March 28, 2023 2:33 AM

I'm the mirror on the ceiling Madeline shrieks at following a romp with Dakota

by Anonymousreply 324March 28, 2023 2:49 PM

R321 good point. I guess they may have cut the freezer scene/morning as they also cut the scene where Ernest visits Helen at her hotel to break up with her on the night Mad "dies", otherwise it makes no sense Helen waiting an entire day to visit and find out what's going on.

by Anonymousreply 325March 28, 2023 3:13 PM

I'm Lisle's waterproof high heels.

by Anonymousreply 326March 28, 2023 5:36 PM

I’m the dubbed lines in the old network TV versions.

“Make some room for my friend, for Pete’s sake! But…keep yourself handy.”

“You’re on a short horse now, pal!”

“I can see…my BUTT!”

by Anonymousreply 327March 29, 2023 8:23 PM

R327 how do they dub "tits like rocks"?

by Anonymousreply 328March 29, 2023 8:27 PM

R328 Probably “boobs like rocks” or something. I’m afraid I don’t remember that scene but I recall the others.

by Anonymousreply 329March 30, 2023 12:50 AM

R327 I actually started using the phrase "You're on a short horse now!" It's a colorful little metaphor in its own right, and implies one is stuck, or moving quite slowly and unproductively.

by Anonymousreply 330March 30, 2023 4:53 AM

I'm the romance with sheer perfection

by Anonymousreply 331March 30, 2023 12:08 PM

I'm the vanity mirror with marquee lightbulbs.

by Anonymousreply 332March 30, 2023 1:30 PM

I’d rather be the enormous, room-sized mirror Madeline uses to check out her new body before heading out to the sailor bar.

by Anonymousreply 333March 30, 2023 2:04 PM

Anyone guess why Madeline drapes that huge scarf over herself, hiding her new hot bod? Was it fashion or to make the special effects easier when her body twists?

by Anonymousreply 334March 30, 2023 2:12 PM

I'm Ernest crashing his car into an ambulance at the hospital and then screaming "SHE'S AT DEATH'S DOOR!!!".

by Anonymousreply 335March 30, 2023 2:49 PM

I’m the Pseudo French business names.

L’Messenger Service, L’Hospital Beverly Hills.

by Anonymousreply 336March 30, 2023 4:09 PM

I'm Madeline realizing I'm at the morgue and I'm furious!

by Anonymousreply 337March 30, 2023 5:48 PM

I'm the little detail in Sydney Pollack's terrific uncredited ER Doctor cameo, taking out a nitro-glycerine tablet and placing it under his tongue. Then moments later taking a shot of liquor from Ernest's hip flask endangering his life again.

Doc probably didn't see the morning.

by Anonymousreply 338March 30, 2023 5:58 PM

Why is this thread grayed out!

by Anonymousreply 339March 30, 2023 6:05 PM


by Anonymousreply 340March 30, 2023 6:05 PM

I'm the measly ten years you're allowed to continue your career after taking the potion before you have to disappear from public view forever. One decade out of all eternity hardly seems like enough time to get your money's worth. What happens if you don't comply?

by Anonymousreply 341March 30, 2023 6:59 PM

[quote] What happens if you don't comply?

I hope you never need to find out the 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 reason I keep Tom, Dick, and Harry nearby

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by Anonymousreply 342March 30, 2023 7:25 PM

Until this thread, I always thought the name was Lisl Von Woman.

by Anonymousreply 343March 30, 2023 8:15 PM

I'm Helen's ginger growler!

by Anonymousreply 344March 30, 2023 8:32 PM

I'm Madeline's young hand, daintily wriggling my jeweled fingers.

by Anonymousreply 345March 30, 2023 8:56 PM

I’m Ernest’s dartboard, surrounded by all his missed shots. Like Madeline’s rusty gash, he hasn’t hit the target in years.

by Anonymousreply 346March 31, 2023 3:56 AM

I'm the perfectly good stethoscope being angrily thrown in the garbage by the doctor who can't believe Madeline doesn't have a heart beat.

by Anonymousreply 347March 31, 2023 11:10 AM

I'm the "good stuff" Mad and Hel believe Lisle didn't give to Ernest as he still looks like hell.

by Anonymousreply 348March 31, 2023 12:10 PM

I'm madder than hell!

(Mad + Ern + Hel)

by Anonymousreply 349March 31, 2023 12:17 PM

I'm the assumption that yes, Dr. Pollack was literally scared to death.

by Anonymousreply 350March 31, 2023 1:19 PM

I'm Mr. Chagall who doesn't want to look at Anna anymore.

by Anonymousreply 351March 31, 2023 1:32 PM

I'm Madeline's surprise Tony Award nomination for that notorious flop 'Songbird"!

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by Anonymousreply 352March 31, 2023 1:44 PM

I'm the goof in the funeral scene where Madeline cackles at something inside the program but then points to the back cover to amuse Helen.

by Anonymousreply 353March 31, 2023 2:54 PM

R353 To be fair, those things are usually a joke from cover to cover.

An alcoholic will have the Serenity Prayer.

A grouch who beat her kids will have the phrase "Salt of the Earth" under her poorly-chosen photo.

The family will add a clause, like "In lieu of flowers, please send a bottle of Four Roses."

by Anonymousreply 354March 31, 2023 3:04 PM

I’m the twinky chorus boys dressed as bellhops.

by Anonymousreply 355March 31, 2023 3:49 PM

I'm the anachronistic disco break in the middle of the "I See Me" opening number in SONGBIRD!

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by Anonymousreply 356March 31, 2023 5:17 PM

We are Cameron English and Charles McGowan from the bellhop/chorus boy dance troupe. Seven years earlier we each had a featured role in Richard Attenborough’s “A Chorus Line” film adaptation.

One of us died young 😔 👻.

by Anonymousreply 357March 31, 2023 5:19 PM

I'm Madeline's decent singing voice which doesn't fit with the terrible things the theatre-goers are saying upon exit

by Anonymousreply 358March 31, 2023 5:36 PM

I'm the impossibility of the fact that Helen is shot in the stomach and blown backwards, landing in the fountain on her back, while moments later she emerges from a face-down position.

by Anonymousreply 359March 31, 2023 8:26 PM

I’m Catherine Bell, working with Amalgamated Dynamics to devise the boob and butt lift techniques.

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by Anonymousreply 360March 31, 2023 8:46 PM

Who got to push up the Streep cleavage? That explains why she was wearing that loose tracksuit for those scenes too

by Anonymousreply 361March 31, 2023 10:03 PM

I'm the little easy beasy baby purse.

by Anonymousreply 362April 1, 2023 12:05 AM

I'm the awesome Jaws-like music theme.

by Anonymousreply 363April 1, 2023 4:19 PM

I the 666 number clearly visible on Madeline's scarf when Lisle puts a pin on her after she drinks the potion.

by Anonymousreply 364April 2, 2023 12:33 PM

I'm the warning.

by Anonymousreply 365April 2, 2023 12:34 PM

I’m Lisle Von Rhuman. I’m really supposed to be Cleopatra.

by Anonymousreply 366April 2, 2023 12:37 PM

I'm Dakota's early version of Viagra he needs to get his 7-incher up for Madeline

by Anonymousreply 367April 2, 2023 1:14 PM

[quote]I'm the impossibility of the fact that Helen is shot in the stomach and blown backwards, landing in the fountain on her back, while moments later she emerges from a face-down position.

Not to mention, how is she able to stand with her spine blown away?

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by Anonymousreply 368April 2, 2023 6:57 PM

[quote] how is she able to stand with her spine blown away?

Obviously because now she is a stiff

by Anonymousreply 369April 2, 2023 7:01 PM

I'm the implausibility of Madeline and Ernest still sharing a bed and Mad's feigned surprise that his side of the bed isn't slept in

by Anonymousreply 370April 2, 2023 7:06 PM

I’m a nobody…but I think “I See Me!” is one of M’s finest moments on the big screen along with ‘nehmen Sie das maedchen!’ and the cerulean speech.

by Anonymousreply 371April 2, 2023 7:16 PM

I'm Anna's rock-hard 22 year old tits.

by Anonymousreply 372April 3, 2023 2:07 PM

I’m still…wet.

by Anonymousreply 373April 5, 2023 1:04 AM

I'm the gayness, the drama, the bitchiness and the fabulousness... all in one movie.

by Anonymousreply 374April 5, 2023 12:40 PM

I’m the lone paparazzo photographing the arrivals at Helen’s book party.

by Anonymousreply 375April 10, 2023 6:36 AM

I'm the limousine that barely comes to a stop before Ernest and Madeline get out to be photographed by said pararazzo.

by Anonymousreply 376April 10, 2023 2:02 PM

I'm Rose, Madeline's assistant-turned-maid. I disappear after the first act with no explanation - not because the story allowed it, but because my scenes were clumsily deleted by that dopey half-a-fag Bob Zemeckis.

by Anonymousreply 377April 10, 2023 2:07 PM

R37 the same thing happened to me and my film is even considered to have "one of the greatest screenplays ever written."

by Anonymousreply 378April 10, 2023 2:43 PM

I’m coming to Broadway!

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by Anonymousreply 379April 13, 2023 2:00 AM

R379 That’s interesting news!

Chenoweth would’ve made an interesting Madeline but I’m loving the idea of Hilty playing her.

by Anonymousreply 380April 13, 2023 2:03 AM

I wonder how they'll stage the opening number?

Have actors in the audience pretending to storm out in disgust?

by Anonymousreply 381April 13, 2023 9:19 AM

Good question R381! Maybe have her boo-ed.

by Anonymousreply 382April 13, 2023 10:13 AM

r313 so, like being a DL member or a general fear of mortality, age and increasing disability?

by Anonymousreply 383April 13, 2023 10:30 AM

I'm Christine Baranski wondering why Meryl and I weren't scouted. The ageism in this business. You can't even play a corpse after a certain age.

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by Anonymousreply 384April 13, 2023 10:36 AM

Just to stay topical…

I’m Viola Van Horn, apparently Lisle’s new name in the musical.

by Anonymousreply 385April 13, 2023 11:28 AM

I'm Ernest waking up the floor and my Bloody Mary needs more Vodka.

by Anonymousreply 386April 16, 2023 4:37 PM

Correction: I'm Ernest waking up ON the floor.

by Anonymousreply 387April 16, 2023 4:43 PM

I’m the references to 12 years when the subtitles imply 14 years have passed. I’m due to a post-production change, as the original script had one of the jumps only be 5 years.

by Anonymousreply 388April 16, 2023 5:08 PM

I'm the year 2029.

by Anonymousreply 389April 16, 2023 5:17 PM

I'm Goldies stuntwoman who scales those gates so gymnasticly

by Anonymousreply 390April 16, 2023 5:22 PM

R388 12 years! 12 long years! How have you been?

by Anonymousreply 391April 16, 2023 5:29 PM

R391 I have a…waist!

by Anonymousreply 392April 16, 2023 5:31 PM
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