Todays quotes are from Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, just because I'm thinking about Shakespeare.
We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.
We're actors— we're the opposite of people.
We're more of the love, blood, and rhetoric school. Well, we can do you blood and love without the rhetoric, and we can do you blood and rhetoric without the love, and we can do you all three concurrent or consecutive. But we can't give you love and rhetoric without the blood. Blood is compulsory. They're all blood, you see.
So. We saw De-Lovely today. (Cole Porter, Kevin Kline, Ashely Judd and Elvis Costello all in one place. How could we miss?)
It made me cry, which isn't a big trick. I cry when Bambi's mother dies, fer chrissakes. (Whups. Hope that didn't spoiler anybody.)
But in its odd, tesseracted narrative, I found it very effective, and the acting was just as lovely as one would expect.
And wow. If there were an Oscar for "most brutal use of a Cole Porter song in film," this would win it. (The song is about three quarters of a verse of "It's Alright By Me." And damn.)