Monday, 23 February 2009

This Is Not Today's Post...

Apologies, I am in disarray. This week is obviously Awards week; there are awards and gongs flying around everywhere, and I've been holed up writing my acceptance speeches - Kate Winslet eat your heart out.
Meanwhile, to explain why I'm always banging on about having a fag in the shrubbery and pretending I'm Bette Davis, here is a short clip...



Film trivia: Bette won two Oscars during her career and believed that she created the term Oscar to describe the statuette.

34 comments:

Dave said...

I am glad this is not today's post, for this is not today's comment.

scarlet-blue said...

Dave: It's all working out fine then. Thought it would.
Sx

Gorilla Bananas said...

Miss Scarlet, those little naked gold men were made for you! I'm sure you been offered many parts, and it's about time you accepted a few.

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Bananas: Oh, but I like to tease, Mr Bananas.
Sx

KAZ said...

Did you see the History Boys doing this scene?
You looked good in the grey silk last night.

Whirlochre said...

Count yourself lucky — I'm the unfortunate schmuck who had to iron Winslett's acceptance speech thong. Before and after...

The Dotterel said...

I thought The History Boys version was better, actually. Perhaps Alan Bennett is today's post?

Kate Lord Brown said...

Oh ... lovely start to a Monday. Do you have a light Scarlet?

Geoff said...

Corny as hell but I love it.

Clyde said...

Australian Dictionary
Banging----having sex---intercourse--

Fag----Homosexual male

Now what were you doing again

BEAST said...

Now they were propper hollywood stars !

Ponita said...

Canadian dictionary: ditto on the Aussie version.

You lead a most interesting life, Scarlet.

*winks*

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Ms. Scarlet,

Firing up two squares and then giving one to Bette...."the essence of cool"

Of course today smoking isn't cool anymore and I can't think of one on-screen scene that remains as vivid a memory as a guy lighting two squares.

underOvr

Jimmy Bastard said...

I'm still trying not to post something about your "dislocated jaw" comment I read over at PI's.

To top it all off, your word verification on this post is Blowit!

So many one liners.... so little time.

xl said...

"She's got Bette Davis eyes"

scarlet-blue said...

Kaz: My list of things to do grows longer!
Hmmm... well grey brings out my eyes..

Mr Whirly: It's a tough life... did you have to wash her pop-socks as well?

Mr Dotts: Blimey, I wish Alan Bennett would come and write my posts - that would be cool...

Kate: I am never without a light these days... and I love the end of this film... it always makes me sniff.

Geoff: Exactly!

Mr Clyde: Tsk. You knew what I meant young man!
I'm surprised I didn't write something about sucking on a fag and banging on in a bush...

Mr Beastie: Indeed they were. True glamour.

Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Ponita: Goodness me! In the UK it can be both a reference to sex... and also means yakking on about something.. and no I'm not talking about shagging an ox...

Mr U: No, I don't think cigarettes will ever be romantic or glamorous again.. well not on the silver screen in any case..

Mr Jimmy: Tut, tut!! It's a genuine handicap. I last about 50 seconds and them my jaw locks...

Mr XL: I'm sure with a bit of morphing that she could have somebody else's...

Sx

savannah said...

ok.
xox

PI said...

God they really don't make 'em like that anymore.
'we have the staaaahs Jerry!'

PI said...

Afterthought: I believe Bette thought the statuette looked like her Uncle Oscar - so it was named thus.

scarlet-blue said...

Savannah: Bear with me and I will do my Kreativ Blogger post!

Pat: This is the story I found.
No, they don't make them like that anymore... I love that film...

Sx

Wow, that was awkward said...

For some reason, I can't picture Mickey Rourke wooing the Bette Davis' of the world on the big screen. They def don't make 'em like that anymore.

MJ said...

Did he say, "And will you be happy, Scarlet?"

EmmaK said...

you must have seen the Oscars, no, that Japanese man who won the prize for best short animation was so funny - he couldn't speak english and said, "Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto"

Ponita said...

Lockjaw? Best be careful what is in your mouth when that happens, Scarlet....

Madame DeFarge said...

I always saw myself as Rita Hayworth. I reckon it was Gilda that did it.

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Awkward: Bette Davis would have eaten him alive..

MJ: Almost!! I think her name is Charlotte..

Emma: I haven't seen much of it yet... only Kate, clutching her Oscar to her bosom and comparing it to a bottle of shampoo or something...? Most puzzling...

Ponita: My jaw makes horrible cracking noises... I am very careful, otherwise I end up in a lot of pain!

Madam D: Oh blimey... now she seems to have gotten through an awful lot of men?!

Sx

Madame DeFarge said...

Scarlet - we can all dream. Maybe I just wanted to marry Orson Welles.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Been up to my ears in it today so I've only just caught up with this.

I've posted a better clip IMHO. (-:

Dave said...

Where is Monday's post then?

CyberPete said...

According to Joan Collins that Bette Davis was one mean cunt. Bless.

I prefer the Divine Miss M to Bette Davis though. She was a great actress that Bette Davis.

scarlet-blue said...

Madam D: I know! I dream a lot.

Kev: Okay, I'll give you extra points for Bogey and Bacall!

Dave: Erm... I think it was last Thursday... apologies...

Pete: Both iconic!
I think I have an iron deficiency, and I'm feeling a little giddy. And odd!

Sx

Jane P said...

'an iron deficiency'? Have some spinach with your pancakes then.

scarlet-blue said...

Jane: Yep, I know I should... but ick! I'd prefer them with lemon and sugar.
Sx