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Wednesday
May162012

Their Best "Edward" Shots

"Post Me."
"I Can't."

Real life has this horrible way of intruding on fantasy. Though I'd much rather be spending exorbitant amounts of time with Avon lady Dianne, Gepetto-esque Vincent, dancing Winona, and Johnny's first truly brilliant performance in my favorite Tim film (I feel so close to this movie I'm totally on a first name basis with it) I couldn't work it out tonight. My post will be up on... Friday evening. Yes, let's go with that. But until then there's plenty of Edward Scissorhands love from these fine blogs joining in the Hit Me With Your Best Shot spirit. Go and read them!

I really suggest you do. My favorite thing about this series is reading the other pieces and learning from them. Films are communal but we all see them through different eyes.

Sometimes you can still catch them dancing in it...
Antagony & Ecstasy - on the ideal metaphor for Burton's aesthetic. 
Being Norma Jean - "I'm not finished" wonderful look at Edward's hands and how they precede him.
Cinesnatch -loves Dianne Wiest and Burton's use of Vincent Price.  
Film Actually - "Isn't it wild?"
The Film's The Thing -cynical adulthood / childlike wonder
Missemamm - when that suburban costume isn't working for you anymore
Paraphrased Kulchar - let it be known that Kathy Baker is a hot bitch 

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Reader Comments (3)

I used to dress up my Barbies to look like Winona in that scene. Such beauty and sheer joy. Love it.

May 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDominique

Nathaniel, next week's "Hit me..." is on the 1947 version of "Possessed" right? Joan Crawford actually starred in 2 films under that name. There's a 1931 film with Clark Gable.

May 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSquasher88

eeeek! didn't know that. yes it's the 1947 version

May 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R
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