sometimes there's nothing to watch. photo by william gedney
Saturday, July 25, 2009
a dead faint
there is a moment in hitchcock's 'suspicion' when joan fontaine's 'lena' (who cary grant lovingly calls 'monkey face') slips from her chair while playing scrabble and lands on the floor. all the while wearing a velvet evening gown. it is just too great. she seems to deflate and winds up in a senseless heap looking like a huge georgia o'keeffe flower. i too can't bear competitive games but i don't take it quite so hard. actor cillian murphy says he really likes fainting scenes and he had a great opportunity in 'breakfast on pluto.'