12/5/07

Grande Dame Guignol: Die! Die! My Darling!

Name: Mrs. Trefoile

Location: A Gothic mansion in the British countryside.

Modus Operandi : Loves to quote bible passages, serves unsweetened oatmeal, chronic church goer, great slapper, likes knives, wears bright red lipstick during one of her many breakdowns, does not like mirrors, hates the young woman who might have been her daughter-in-law had her beloved son not died in a car accident, will lock you in the guest room.

Camp Factor: Tallulah as a crazed religious nut-job who croaks such fabulous lines as, Do not tax my patience, child ! (just before she bitch slaps Stephanie Powers) ... Donald Sutherland as a developmentally disabled servant... or my second favorite line, SCARLET AGAIN!?!?! (scream/croaked when she sees Powers in a red dress). And a special mention to the film's title; have you ever seen that many exclamation points in a movie's name?

Played by: Tallulah Bankhead.

1 comment:

The Divine Ms. Jimmi said...

I have to see that one! I love Tallulah!