penny marshall decided to make one of the greatest sports movies of all time and said what like it's hard? <3
i only understood the silent star references in this film bc of the podcast you must remember this haha
~more film history thoughts~ feels like this film verges into an early form of "hagspoiltion," before baby jane made the genre really take of. on a related point, it's interesting to think of this as a horror film, as "haunting" takes on a new meaning. sunset boulevard reminded me of rebecca in that sense, particularly with it's choice to feature a…
this movie has everything:
-al pacino speaking like five different languages
-al pacino doing a tango (and it's not scent of a woman)
-charlize theron's baby face
-the last 30 minutes being al pacino taking the best of his performances in the 90s, stuffing them into one role, and going batshit crazy
-keanu reeves trying his best
-al pacino in 2 inch boots, yet still managing to be a short king
CW: sexual harassment, sexual assault
first of all, please please read selma hayek's words about the making of this film here.
some things that stood out to me:
"He made me doubt if I was any good as an actress, but he never succeeded in making me think that the film was not worth making...He would let me finish the film if I agreed to do a sex scene with another woman. And he demanded full-frontal nudity."
"My body began…