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Hit Me Globe-Hopping: Lush Ireland, Classic Italy, Psychotic Hollywood

Thank you for making the return of Hit Me With Your Best Shot, a success with its first three episodes The Sound of Music, Paris is Burning and The Quiet Man. We hope you'll join us Tuesday night for a special "triptych" episode (inspired by the current anthology craze in film & tv. Have your pick posted anytime before 10 PM on the day of the event and send us the link to be included. 

Tues March 24th - YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW (1963)
*SPECIAL EPISODE* Let's look at the anthology romantic comedy from the great Vittoria DeSica starring Oscar's favorite Italians Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren. It won Best Foreign Film for 1964. I saw it for the first time last year and l-o-v-e-d.. There are two options for this episode: pick three shots, one from each mini film OR if you're pressed for time, pick one of the three films within the film to choose a shot from. It breaks down like so if you're instant watching:

Adelina of Naples (00:01-51:30) Sophia is always pregnant, Marcello her perpetually unemployed husband.
Anna of Milan (51:30- 1:13:00) Sophia is a wealthy callow socialite, Marcello her frustrated side piece.
Mara of Rome (1:13:01-1:58:00) Sophia is a flirty call girl, Marcello her favorite client. 

[Netflix Instant Watch | Amazon Instant]

Wed, April 1st - MOMMIE DEAREST (1981)
PLEASE NOTE THE DATE - this is a Wednesday instead of Tuesday, we're moving back to Wednesdays as in previous seasons due to Tuesday schedule difficulties. This is our second annual April Fools Day episode. We had so much fun last year with a 'Bad Movie We Love' and first Razzie Winner, Can't Stop the Music that we're trying to chase that high. Meet Joan Crawford, one of the great stars, by way of the very committed Faye Dunaway (another one of the great stars, whatever this movie did to her career).
[Amazon Instant | iTunes | Netflix -- currently rental only but moves to Instant Watch on this very day if you're running late.]

Complete list of April titles will be announced on March 26th

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Reader Comments (14)

Mommie Dearest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

I am NOT one of your FANSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

Can it please be April 1 TOMORROW?!? PLEASE?!?

March 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdenny

I love, love, LOVE Mommie Dearest! Awesomely bad choice!

March 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterClover Corliss

NO WIRE HANGERS! EVER!!!! I fucking love that movie! It is so over-the-top but goddamn, it is a whole lot of fun to watch.

March 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSteven

Wish someone would make a high camp version of Julia Roberts love life.

March 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermark

One critic once wrote: "In Mommie Dearest, Faye Dunaway doesn't chew the scenery. She gathers up the set by each corner and swallows it whole."

And she's marvelous!

March 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

It is in fact her fourth best screen performance (after Network, Chinatown and Bonnie and Clyde.) But I'm spoiling my HMWYBS post...

March 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Mommie Dearest is a wonderful idea. It has like twelve mesmerizing shots in the very first five minutes

March 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Mommie Dearest!

"Jesus Christ! ;____:"

March 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSanty C.

I participated for the Quiet Man.

March 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterI/fwp

I'm so excited we're doing Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow! LOVE that movie!

March 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

Just realized Rosamund Pike favors Faye Dunaway in terms of looks...but does she have the same ferocity to achieve a performance of this magnitude....I hope so!

March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSoSue

"Christina.....Christopherrrrr.....dammmmm-ittttt!!!!" Why does that perfect line not get the attention it deserves?

March 26, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjimmy

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