Wednesday, January 20, 2010

'don't speak.'

those two words were dramatically delivered by the great anna magnani in her role of 'serafina' in 'the rose tattoo.' then those two little words were beautifully imitated by dianne wiest years later in 'bullets over broadway.' THEN, those same two words help to put the band 'no doubt' on the map.
two different words have also achieved much repetition: The movie's line "It's alive! It's alive!" was voted as the #49 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).

such was not the fate of other words.... 'After bringing the monster to life, Dr. Frankenstein uttered the famous line, "Now I know what it's like to BE God!" The movie was originally released with this line of dialogue, but when it was re-released in the late '30s, censors demanded it be removed on the grounds that it was blasphemy. A loud clap of thunder was substituted on the soundtrack.'

photo: boris karloff as the hapless creation

1 comment:

nipper said...

so sad that artistic interpretations can be censored. the continuing saga again ruled by the majority.