Monday, April 03, 2006
"it twirled up!"
a few posts back i had something going where i was trying to remember my most favourite movie moments.
i just remembered another.
it was postcards from the edge, starring meryl streep and shirley maclaine. meryl plays the daughter and shirley the mother. the book was written by princess leia, carrie fisher, whose mother was debbie reynolds, in real life. there's some funny mother-daughter moments and the quote in question comes at a point in the movie where meryl-as-carrie is accusing shirley-as-debbie that she (shirl) would always steal the limelight.
and the dialogue ran something like this. i'm paraphrasing wildly, from memory, haven't seen it for years:
m: even at my 9th birthday party you had to steal the show, didn't you. why did you have to get up there and sing and dance in front of all my friends? it was so embarrassing, you were always wanting the spotlight, always getting all the attention. and then doing that dance, and spinning so your dress went up and everyone could see you had no underwear on
s: it twirled up!!!
[maybe i'll watch this again and write down the quote and post here so we can laugh at how far off i was.]