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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Elizabeth Taylor, Sergio Leone, and Me

posted by on October 17 at 11:36 AM

Hello citizens of the Slogosphere, I am officially back from my official vacation, officially.

Aside from my gender reassignment surgery (success!), I spent the majority of my time off watching Sergio Leone’s four-hours-long-and-totally-amazing Once Upon a Time in America. I also spent at least four hours obsessively re-watching the clip below, in which Elizabeth Taylor exhibits the most impressive celebrity behavior in American history.

I can’t begin to guess what kind of drugs are required to make a person do such things, but I’m content to spend the rest of my life trying to find out.

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Posted by Lindy West | October 17, 2007 11:40 AM

Love. Her. They don't make 'em like that any more.

Posted by Michigan Matt | October 17, 2007 11:40 AM

Train wreck, party of one. Your table is ready!

Posted by meh | October 17, 2007 11:40 AM

I fuckin' love that movie. Although the way it opens doesn't make all that much sense to me. I would have simply started off from when they were kids. Worked my way up. It's 'Once Upon A Time', not here's De Niro in an opium bar, some chick getting her titties played with by a gun--held by a dude looking for De Niro, why should I even be trying to understand what's going on when Once Upon A Time has yet to unfold and the overall substance of this opening scene doesn't need to be the first fucking thing I see. But that's me. I hold little grudges, but they never seem to get in the way of my love.

Sigh. James Woods used to be so fucking hot.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 17, 2007 11:41 AM

Schmader, you have made me the happiest woman in the world.

Won't you be my wife?

Posted by Meagan | October 17, 2007 11:42 AM

Liz: tragic Piscean dry drunk behavior...

OUATIA: One of the most evocative coming-of-age gangster films ever - featuring Jewish Mafia - Elizabeth McGovern - opium bed-smoking - disturbing revenge theme - group blow job - a haunting musical score by Ennio Morricone - appearances by Tandy Cronyn (trivia buffs will get it) and a young Jennifer Connelly. Not to mention the lead character is named "Noodles" -

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | October 17, 2007 11:59 AM

This is also the first movie where Jennifer Connelly has been out on a pier.

Followed by:
Dark City
Requiem For a Dream
House of Sand and Fog

Possibly others. Bitch can't get out of pier shots, I guess.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 17, 2007 12:04 PM

Sweet -batshit crazy old person - bonus points for fame - can't wait 'til I'm old.

Posted by Pisces | October 17, 2007 12:16 PM

What's tragic about it? She's tanked to the gills on the finest pharmaceuticals money can buy.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | October 17, 2007 12:17 PM

There must have been a full moon, from the sound of it.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | October 17, 2007 12:33 PM

David, anything happening with a protest in Lynwood this weekend for the Watchman group?

Posted by Just Me | October 17, 2007 12:41 PM

My accountibilibuddy will be there at 10:00AM. So I should be there at 10:00AM. Definitely not 9:00AM. Hell no. That's when I'll wake up.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 17, 2007 12:43 PM

That clip is SO two weeks ago.

Posted by V | October 17, 2007 1:12 PM

I would think if everyone was there right at 10:00 am at the convention center we should be able to meet the Christian Nazi's.


Posted by Just Me | October 17, 2007 1:20 PM

I wouldn't be caught dead in drag, but if I were to actually wear drag to that event, I just might be caught dead in drag.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 17, 2007 1:24 PM

David, then why is your name still David? But take your time - it must be a joy to mull over the perfect female name.

Posted by raindrop | October 17, 2007 1:31 PM

did i seriously just witness that?.....

Posted by Scottie | October 17, 2007 2:06 PM

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