Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pulp Fiction










Would you? -- shut your eyes to shame if you were a fabulous woman by love possessed for a man, never a name, whom you used up like pep pills while competing with your teenage daughter who has the unashamed longings of today's generation?

Well... would you?

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  1. Only if I used liquor like I use sex (very rarely)

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    1. Hmmm. In my experience, one usually leads to the other.

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  2. So lurid! So kitsch! So compelling! Films like this never crop up on TV or on DVD in the UK, sadly. I *so* want to see mother and daughter duo Susan Hayward and Joey Heatherton compete for the same man in Where Love Has Gone! There's something about late-period Lana Turner and Susan Hayward that equals instant camp appeal.

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    1. Do you have an all region DVD player, Graham? Where Love Has Gone came out last year, and it's a very good print.

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    2. I'm in the UK as well and have these on dvd. Multi-region dvd players are cheap now and one can get region 1 (US) dvds from Amazon.

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  3. Although in theory, the films themselves could never live up to the promise of the sensational posters!

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  4. As a woman obsessed, I'd do all of this with a song in my foolish heart and while climbing the highest mountain!

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    1. If you can't get it for me wholesale, I'll cry tomorrow.

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    2. However if you reap the wild wind and find yourself among the living they won't believe me that you have a deadline at dawn to get to your tap roots and become the president's lady!

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    3. joel65913 - I read this comment right after waking up, and in my half-slumber, I thought you were quoting an actual tagline for a moment!

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    4. Ha! Hadn't even realized that but I can see that kind of purple prose right on the poster for one of Susie's pictures! Or for that matter any of the ladies who specialized in melodrama. I'll have to try it with some of those other masters of heavy duty dramatics. They might not always fit the actual content of the movie but since when has that ever stopped Hollywood?

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      Ida Lupino is Jennifer!!

      "In her search for beauty during Paris in spring she told the man I love one rainy afternoon I'm yours for the asking and anything goes but you'll have to do it the hard way because I have a lust for gold!"

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  5. I had no idea that Bette Davis and Joey Heatherton ever inhabited the same universe, let alone the same movie. Must see, must see.

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  6. What a riot of super-kitsch camp posters! - Others I like: Jane Russell in 'The Revolt of Mamie Stover', Gina Lollobrigida in 'Go Naked In The World', Leslie Caron playing a beatnik (presumably French, she was coloured in the book!) in the awful film MGM made of Kerouac's "The Subteranneans", and let's not forget Natalie, RJ, George Hamilton and Susan Kohner as "All The Fine Young Cannibals" !
    I prever "Stolen Hours" of Susan's sudser period, though "Back Street" and "Ada" are fun too, and an oddity "I Thank A Fool" - and Lana's delirious "Love Has Many Faces" ...

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  7. How did someone with a name like Efrem Zimbalist Jr become a movie star? Hes quite attractive but wooden - a more mature John Gavin? also ideal for these older ladies.
    Two other all-star kitsch ones with Efrem:
    The Crowded Sky - 1960, Warners all star air drama.
    The Chapman Report - 1962, Cukor's campfest with Jane, Shelley, Glynis and (best of all) Claire Bloom as the nympho - the guys are Ty Hardin in those spray-on shorts, Chad Everett delivering the water in those tight pants, cad Ray Danton, boring husband Harold Stone, Efrem, and sleazy jazz musician Corey Allen.
    There's also Efrem in "Too Much Too Soon" where Dot Malone portrays the fall and fall of Diana Barrymore, with Erroll Flynn playing her father ... its a lulu.

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  8. Makes me wish for a rainy weekend and Turner Classic Movies!

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