Years ago I took a weekend writing retreat to visit my great friend Nick (who you know and love as the man behind Nick's Flick Picks) and while discussing Julianne Moore in Safe and that weirdly specific mini Jodie Foster genre of Women Trapped in Small Spaces (planes, panic rooms... closets) we agreed that our mutual favorite kind of movie was not Dramas, Comedies, Musicals, or Horror but the rarely discussed Women Who Lie To Themselves™ subgenre -- we had to name it but it is so a genre!
You've seen multiple movies from this collection even if you didn't know it existed. In these awesome films, the female protagonist spends more time conversing with her own self delusion than with any actual co-star. The musical anthem of this celluloid sisterhood is Sally Bowles "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret (1972) and the patron saint is surely Eve from Woody Allen's Interiors (1978) who spends the entire film telling herself and everyone who will listen that her husband who left decades ago still loves her and is coming right back. Geraldine Page is absolutely brilliant in the role and if you haven't seen it you're only lying to yourself about your life being complete.
The box set will include:
- Birth (2004)
- Far From Heaven (2002)
- Three Women (1977)
- Safe (1995)
- Black Swan (2010)
- Cries and Whispers (1972)
- Notes on a Scandal (2006)
- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
- The Story of Adele H (1975)
- The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
- audio commentary on every film by Rosanna Arquette and the cast of Searching For Debra Winger (2002)
- ...and seven copies of Interiors (1978), one for each lie you regularly tell yourself.
Would you like to pre-order a copy?