Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hillary Clinton as Norma Desmond


[AP photo.]

She's still big (it's the primaries that got small) and, it seems, incapable of acknowledging reality.

Joe Gillis on Norma Desmond's final scene: "The dream she had clung to so desperately had enfolded her." And Norma Desmond in her final scene: "You see, this is my life. It always will be. There's nothing else."

Dialogue from Sunset Boulevard (1950, dir. Billy Wilder), screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, and D.M. Marshman, Jr.

comments: 3

Norman said...

All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up...

Crritic! said...

"I'm ready for my close-up, Bill..."

Michael Leddy said...

I esp. like the police in the background -- waiting to take her into custody?