July 30, 2010

Day 10: Favorite Quote in Character


"Nor do I think it's very intelligent to keep an electrical gadget on the edge of the bathtub." - Etheline Tenenbaum, The Royal Tenenbaums

And...


"And our credo: 'Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc.' We gladly feast on those who would subdue us. Not just pretty words." - Morticia Addams, The Addams Family

July 28, 2010

Day 9: Favorite Quote (Outside of Film)

I want to post a quote about how she decided to act the final scene of The Grifters because it's awesome but it's also very spoiler-y and I don't want to ruin it for anyone who still hasn't seen the film so instead I'll chose this:

"People say, 'Why is it that you love to act?' And you want to say, 'Well, most of acting is sitting in your trailer, either bored or worried about the scene coming up.' A lot of it is about things you don't really like, so it's a wonder why acting is such a huge draw, why everyone loves it so much."

And also this:
Huston: "There have been times when I wanted children, and other times I've been grateful not to have them."
Graham: "They have a lot of germs. You can't live with them without catching them."

Seriously, I'm dying. That's hilarious to me. (Though, okay, technically not strictly an Anjelica quote.)

How about this:
"I like foreboding parts. But it's because I'm such a coward."
Day 8: Favorite Performance That Was Not Nominated For Oscar

(Oh meme. *facepalm*)


Morticia Addams.
Obviously.

July 26, 2010

DAY 7: FAVORITE PHOTOSHOOT

Only ONE?!?

The Bob Richardson one with the horse. Has got to be. My favorite photo. Ever. (Why am I talking. Like Kirk?)

But this...
David Bailey on an epic Vogue assignment with Anjelica and a young Manolo Blahnik is also utterly perfect.

July 25, 2010

DAY 6: FAVORITE OSCAR NOMINATED PERFORMANCE

She's been nominated three times - Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Grifters, Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Enemies: A Love Story, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Prizzi's Honor.

And she's brilliant in all of them. I'm choosing the role she won for just to help me narrow it down because seriously, they're all amazing.

Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi's Honor. Maerose is not the lead - that would be Kathleen Turner's Irene - but she is far more pivotal and fascinating. Kathleen Turner acknowledged as much at the time. She knew Anjelica had the plum role with Maerose but she agreed to play Irene anyway so she could work with John Huston. Everybody involved had to have known that Anjelica would take the Oscar if anyone did - not only is Maerose key but Anjelica owned her.