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Saturday, August 2, 2008

But Darling! I'm Your Auntie Mame!




" Life is a banquet and most poor sons-of-bitches are starving to death."

Has there ever been a greater comic performance than Rosalind Russell's in Auntie Mame? I would argue that there hasn't been. A few days ago a friend of mine sent me a link to a story NPR did about Auntie Mame. It is worth a listen, which you can do by clicking here.

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  1. As you know Auntie Mame is probably my favorite and most beloved movie of all-time. Sorry Scott and Fran you are SO close and although Ripley is a tough and applaudable hero she still takes a back seat to the one and only. I so want to post a quote now but it's so damned hard to choose so I won't. "We'll just add water and stir" "Don't forget the maps and the martinis" "You'd better hang on the red dye-pot Charmaine, you never know when I may go back to that color" and of course in the final scene which never fails to make me cry, ( and you have to say this with select vowels very drawn out) "Naturally, Labor Day, that's sometime in November". Then she ascends the grand stair-case her arm around Michael, "Oh Michael, he doors your Auntie Mame will open, doors you never dreamed exsisted...."

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