This is as good a time as any to tell you that May is "Girls Gone Wild" month at The Film Experience. You know we love a good theme week/month at the site! And with Thelma & Louise and Madonna's Truth or Dare both celebrating 25th anniversaries this very month, it was the only conceivable plus awesome theme to build the blogging around. So we'll be celebrating reckless divas, fierce warriors, psychotic beauties, and blonde venuses all month long. Well that and Cannes hoopla of course.
And we'll start Girls Gone Wild right now with actress Madeline Ashton (Meryl Streep) and her frenemy author Helen Sharp (Goldie Hawn) who drink a seductive potion to appease their vanity with spectacular Oscar-winning results. My choice for Best Shot will be up tomorrow as I'm running behind -- when I love a movie too much it takes me so much longer! -- so I'll keep updating this gallery if you're also running late.
DEATH BECOMES HER
Director: Robert Zemeckis; Cinematographer: Dean Cundey
Click on any of the 14 shots to read its accompanying article
What image best sums up Meryl Streep’s many talents?
- Scopophiliac at the Cinema
I'm a girl...
-Jeff Marshall *first time participant! Welcome*
Streep is just so damn committed, tongue and all.
-Sorta That Guy
It’s legitimately disturbing and yet hilarious...
-I Want to Believe
This shot wouldn’t be out of place in a Hammer film...
-Where are the Advertisers
She’s biding her time, waiting to make her best entrance (like any true diva would)...
The balance of satire, camp, and actress deification are held in glorious unity throughout the film
-Film Mix Tape
I found the film to be a bit of a trifle, wasting a fascinating premise on a slapstick plot
One of the things I love about Zemeckis is that he has such a tremendous gift for being obvious in creative, high-quality ways, much like his mentor Steven Spielberg...
-Antagony & Ecstasy
I have probably watched Death Becomes Her over 300 times...
-Drink Your Juice, Shelby
a pretty great genre hybrid film...
-Dancin Dan on Film
I’m trying to put a finger on why this black comedy worked for me and films like Drop Dead Gorgeous don’t.
-The Film Experience
I always thought this was one of the best, scariest, darkly comical endings...
Do you have a favorite Death Becomes Her shot?