We lost one of cinema’s better auteurs this week.
Below is a clip (probably NSFW) from Salome’s Last Dance, of which Samuel Clemens remarked “Chastity — you can carry it too far.” 2
- This last mostly because I am a sucker for a certain style of “scene chewery”, of which Oliver Reed was particularly adept. ↩
- Or maybe not; Clemens may well have passed by the time Salome’s Last Dance was made. However, as the dead guy turned another year older this week, let’s pretend he was around when Russell was terrorizing the film world. It’s a lovely conceit. ↩