She''s a vulgarian!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/31/2018|
Mary Beth Hurt after Maureen Stapleton dances around the living room and smashes a vase in the hysterical Woody Allen film "Interiors". Saw it across from Bloomie's at that double theater, is that still open on 3rd Ave.?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/16/2011|
Whenever I hear the sound of duct tape being pulled I think of this movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/16/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/16/2011|
one of his best, yet one of the most controversial.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/16/2011|
It's funny, this film is all over the place. Overall-I like it, but WHAT. THE. HELL? There's the bit where Diane Keaton's Hubby tries (unsuccessfully) to rape her little sister Ranata...and the frumpy schlumpy, nebbish sister (the one who's a female Woody Allen) and the Mother-I actually thought she was a ghost in some parts, especially right before the daughter chases her into the ocean and almost drowns...but then there was the funeral-so that whole showdown was real, I guess. Just an odd film-or maybe I saw it at an odd time...
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/19/2011|
Oops. "Joey" He tries to rape "JOEY" -the Mary Beth Hurt character...
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/19/2011|
This is absolutely my favorite film. But I love Bergman. Autumn Sonata and Cries and Whispers are two of my other favorites.
I love dark films.
The beach scene towards the end when Geraldine Page -does what she does-(spoiler) and it cuts to each of the main characters sleeping, and one by one waking up, is one of my favorite sequences in films.
Maureen Stapleton was brilliant in it, and saved the film by bringing a down to earth goodness (which I guess was the point).
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/19/2011|
I thought it was embarrassing because Woody so obviously knew nothing about the sort of people he was trying to depict. To be fair to him, though, it's doubtful he could have gotten a movie about a family of Jews in Brooklyn greenlighted. %0D %0D The best thing about it is the costumes and decor. This really is how upwardly mobile people dressed and furnished their homes in the 1970s. Earth tones and natural fabrics, metal and glass and real wood. Plastic and polyester and garish colors were for blue collar people and the nouveau riche who didn't know any better.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/19/2011|
[quote]Maureen Stapleton was brilliant in it%0D %0D I loved her in it: "You only live once, and once is enough if you play your cards right." %0D %0D But it was kind of funny when she first appears in the film wearing a fur coat, and more importantly under that a red dress, in contrast to everyone else wearing the palest of colors, and in a home with the palest design.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/19/2011|
[quote]But it was kind of funny when she first appears in the film wearing a fur coat, and more importantly under that a red dress, in contrast to everyone else wearing the palest of colors, and in a home with the palest design.
Not exactly subtle.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/19/2011|
But that's why it was funny, R10.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/19/2011|
It is funny how Ingrid Bergman turned down this film because she was filming Autuman Sonata, and how SIMILAR the scenes are between her and Liv Ullman as the scene between the mother and Mary Beth Hurt in the dark at the beachhouse. Very interesting..
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/20/2011|
I loved both films of them same reasons
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/20/2011|
When are people going to realise that Interiors is another Woody Allen COMEDY? I mean for fuck's sake - Diane Keaton is a genius and he didn't give her lines like "I can't seem to shake the real implication of dying..." for NOTHING.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/20/2011|
oh fuck off, 14.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/20/2011|
R8, your statements contradict themselves. Allen knows nothing about these people, yet the costumes and decor are exactly right? And the film has lasted in people's memories this long, it must have hit the mark in some way.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/20/2011|
"I loved both films of them same reasons"
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/20/2011|
I really enjoyed Interiors; I think it's one of Allen's best films. Although the dialogue can sound unnatural, the overall tone of the movie is haunting. The following monologue from Mary Beth Hurt's character stuck with me for days:
"Oh, Mother. Don't you see? You're ... not just a sick woman. That would be too easy. The truth is ... there's been perverseness and wilfulness of attitude in many of the things you've done. At the centre of a sick psyche there is a sick spirit. But I love you. And we have no other choice but to forgive each other."
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/20/2011|
"I thought it was embarrassing because Woody so obviously knew nothing about the sort of people he was trying to depict."
I suppose you could be right about this, but I'd like to hear your reasoning. Other than that he's Jewish and from inner Brooklyn, which, frankly, doesn't cut it.
Personally, while I don't love Interiors, I never thought that Allen didn't understand the subculture of its characters, a subculture he revisited, and much more successfully in terms of the overall quality of the script, in Another Woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/20/2011|
What about that September movie, eh?
"I just want to swallow all this Valium!" "It will take about a million." "I'll take 'em all!"
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/20/2011|
A beautiful frightening mood he sets
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/20/2011|
"My beiges and my earth tones."
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/20/2011|
"We knew about your affairs when Mother was in the hospital but your CHOICES WERE A LITTLE MORE DISCREET!!!!!!!!!!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/28/2011|
"September" is a mess.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/29/2011|
It's not irrevocable.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/29/2011|
Paintings of CLOWNS on black velvet?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/29/2011|
This movie is the definition of On The Nose. Allen has nothing to say when he's saying it seriously. The most painful, honest things he has said about life have been through comedy.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/29/2011|
r27, Interiors IS a comedy you fool.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/29/2011|
This reminded me a bit of the old Joan Crawford movie "Harriet Craig."
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/29/2011|
Renata, Renata! All I hear about is Renata! %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/29/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/29/2011|
Your work is not fashionable Frederick, you should be thankful for that for GOD'S SAKE!! I mean what are you after - the superficial acclaim of some little BOOK reviewer in some ROOM somewhere?! I mean we've ALWAYS talked about FINE work that means something in the long run!"
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/29/2011|
Will you please not breathe so hard!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/29/2011|
I'm not that far from the age when Mother began showing signs of strain.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/08/2011|
Poor Joey. She has all the anguish and anxiety of the artistic personality, without any of the talent.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||07/14/2011|
SHE'S a VULGARIAN
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/19/2014|
At least she's not a short-fingered vulgarian.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/19/2014|
Why do you stay with me? I give you nothing but grief.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/12/2015|
I feel a real need to express something but I don't know what it is I want to express or how to express it.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/12/2015|
saw it again recently. Much better than I thought it was. Yes it has its pretensions but they work. Page and Marshall are amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/12/2015|
Indeed, some of the direction and acting is superb
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/12/2015|
OP = Diane Chambers
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/12/2015|
I laugh every time each sister approaches the casket one by one because in my mind, I imagine each actress playing it up more than the previous one so that the last one is basically tearing at her hair and weeping all over.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/12/2015|
At the center of of a sick psyche is a sick spirit.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/12/2015|
Are you talking about Sophia? Sophia Vulgarian? The giant pair of tits who talks like she's deaf and retarded?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/12/2015|
I have all the action figures. They're collector's items!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/12/2015|
R12 - If Ingrid had played the mother how would her accent have been explained? Also in Autumn Sonata Ingrid is so charming and funny that you automatically side with her over the weasel that Liv Ullmann plays.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/22/2015|
only sick people would care
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/25/2016|
Samantha Bee owns this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/31/2018|
I am not ashamed for having my work subsidized!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/31/2018|
I PUT THINGS OUT!
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/31/2018|
Ivanka, Ivana, Melania, Roseanne, Kim, Khloe, Caitlyn, Kellyanne, Kathy Lee, Kris, Chyna, Amber, Britny?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/31/2018|
[quote] "I loved both films of them same reasons —Anonymous"
Yep! Them same reasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/31/2018|
Interestingly, Joel Schumacher, notoriously bad director, did the costumes for INTERIORS, and quite well. (He'd done a nice job on costumes with SLEEPER, THE LAST OF SHEILA, and others previously.)
I love Geraldine Page's craziness and narcissism in this movie. Schumacher also managed to make (quite frankly) a doughy and middle-aged Page look chic, urbane, and icey when she actually closely resembled her opposite, the coarse but sexy earth-mother, Maureen Stapleton. (Genius actresses, both.)
Now THAT'S good design.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/31/2018|
I bought this movie for streaming the first time we visited this thread and I still can't get past the opening scenes.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/31/2018|
R19, where is inner Brooklyn and is it different from outer Brooklyn?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/31/2018|
R32, yeah, Frederick, you wouldn't want your work to be fashionable.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/31/2018|