Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Only now does it occur to me... MAGIC

Only now does it occur to me... that the following quote, in toto and free of context, should probably be on an inspirational poster:

"I have lived through Talullah Bankhead and the death of Vaudeville. I don't scare easy." 

Of course it helps that it's being recited by the inimitable Burgess Meredith to a young Anthony Hopkins, who at this moment is clutching a terrifying ventriloquist's dummy. Amen.


gweeps said...

Anthony Hopkins comes across as one of the most humble and self-aware actors I've ever heard of.

Check out his second directorial effort, Slipstream, if you want a surreal experience.

Sean Gill said...


Agreed. And I enjoyed SLIPSTREAM quite a bit back when it came out; I remember it being unexpectedly Lynchian (and with an unexpected role for Christian Slater).