Ermagerd, it's Tuesday and today we get to talk about Mommie Dearest, which is like the tackiest most awesome biopic ever released in the history of cinema. I'm serious when I say this, but this movie could be the greatest movie of all time, if it weren't so clearly one of the worst. It's just so iconic and epic in it's legend, and everything you've heard (good and bad) about it is absolutely correct. It's such a bizarre film in that it's so absolutely awful and understanding of it's own awfulness that it becomes so...amazing!
So, thank you Nathaniel for making this a part of Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
I don't always want to gravitate towards to obvious scenes in a film when it comes to these things, because I find it fun to look for less notable shots, but because I've been thinking a lot about cinematic moments lately (yes, I'm plugging my own blogathon), I kind of felt compelled to go with one of those here.
We all know the scene...the infamous scene:
I don't care what you say, but that is cinema. I'm still not sure if it's good cinema, but it's cinema.
I could just leave it at that, since that scene, that shot, is perfection, but there is another shot that struck me a little stronger, possibly because it was so eerily representative of what was about to come. So, my choice for Best Shot is:
You can just feel what is about to happen...you can see it through those dead eyes...this monster that was created out of a legend, and whether we are prepared to take in all the crazy or not, we are alerted to it's presence and we should count that as fair warning for the crazy train we have just boarded.