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Mar032014

Beauty Vs Beast: Death Becomes Them

JA from MNPP here, starting off a new week with a brand new round of Beauty Vs Beast! I hope everybody enjoyed the Oscars last night - there were highs (Lupita!) and there were lows (another year of ill-incorporated montages) but there is one thing we can all agree upon: seeing Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep in the same room like that made us all wish we were watching Death Becomes Her instead.

I was really hoping they'd present together, or maybe Meryl would just randomly scream out "NOW, A WARNING?" while Goldie was on-stage, or maybe Jennifer Lawrence would tumble down the theater's stairs and break into pieces in an elaborate tribute to the nearly twenty-two year old film? ...Something. Anything! Isabella Rossellini could've been carried out onto stage by some muscle men, perhaps? Alas it wasn't to be, save my imagination.

Thankfully I can trot out my imagination here, then. I give you this week's competition...

 

As always go ahead and make your cases for and against Robert Zemeckis' forever-living nut-cases in the comments, and in one week's time we'll down the potion and crown our new eternal queen.

And speaking of, crowns and queens and golden things with icy-cold skin, we've got to name our winner from last week's Frozen poll! It was pretty much a blow-out - Princess Elsa had too much diva-draw and strut herself to an easy win against her less flashy sister. As Anne-Marie said in the comments:

My vote is entirely colored by how badly I felt for Anna when I went to Disneyland in January. Literally every Elsa doll in the park was gone, so there were just all of these abandoned Anna dolls all through the park and it just made me so sad for this fictional character. Always living in her sister's diva shadow."

And so she shall remain. Team Elsa for the win!

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"I need to speak to Madeline at once!"

March 3, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I love love both. But I HAVE to vote for Mad. But in Hel's defense she has my favorite quote of the movie:

"Madeline! I need to speak to Madeline!"
"She's not here"
"Oh THANK GOD"

March 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSad man

"I would like to talk about... Madeline Ashton" [Room Freaks Out From the Relentless Of it All]

I totally voted for Hel because Goldie Hawn was basically predicting the entire internet history of the 21st century

"I would like to talk about... Meryl Streep" [Room Freaks Out From the Relentless Of it All]

March 3, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Yeah, Hel's obsession with Mad (to everyone's frustration) is priceless, but I'm definitely Team Madeline!

March 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDominik

Love them both to hell, but Team Mad if my life would depend on it.
She's just so.... EVERYTHING in this movie!

"You're a big FAT lie, Helen and I can see right THROUGH you!"

March 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSonja

Could you just not breathe?
At least lie quickly!

So many good quotes !

March 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Related, not related... but Meryl looked FANTASTIC last night. Definitely one of my favorite Oscar looks for her.

March 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

As I said in a post a week or so ago, Meryl is drinking the elixir. It's remarkable how fresh and beautiful she still looks compared to her pal, although Goldie is four years older and still has a rockin' body. Note to all the young lovelies out there--stay out of the sun! I'm sure Madeline would agree.

March 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Love that this movie is starting to have a second life...

March 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Madeline fan through and through. One of the wonderful small touches that Streep did in this role is that noise that she makes when Hawn grabs her in the final scene, this weird and hilarious huunggh that I can't duplicate.

March 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFlickah

♪♫ I see me, I see me
Actress, woman, star and lover
Sister, sweetheart, slave and mother
I see me... and I like what I see
Virgin, tempress, dream of others
Yes it’s me, Yes it’s me!
♪♫

Team Madeline, no contest.

March 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpar

My paternal grandmother's name was Helen (Ella for short) and my maternal grandmother's name was Madeleine. As far as I know, this film is not based on their relationship.

I could never pick between the two for the aforementioned reason.

March 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMB76

MB76 - lol. 'as far as you know'

March 4, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Hel does have a special place in my heart for eating frosting out of its container with her fingers while rewinding the footage of Madeline dying on film but over and over again. But, in the end, gotta go with Madeline, because FLAWLESS.

Also, can we just talk about how frustrating it is that the only way to buy this movie, even after all these years, and at least in the US, is a full-frame DVD?!

March 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRob

rob -- i can't even!

March 5, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

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