Elsa Lanchester en “La novia de Frankenstein”, 1935
favourite scenes in film (in no particular order):
harry and sally watching casablanca - when harry met sally (1989)
harry: there are two kinds of women: high maintenance and low maintenance.
sally: which one am i?
harry: you’re the worst kind; you’re high maintenance, but you think you’re low maintenance.
sally: i don’t see that.
harry: you don’t see that? waiter, i’ll begin with a house salad, but i don’t want the regular dressing. i’ll have the balsamic vinegar and oil, but on the side. and then the salmon with the mustard sauce, but i want the mustard sauce on the side. “on the side” is a very big thing for you.
sally: well, i just want it the way i want it.
harry: i know, high maintenance.
(casablanca ends with “i think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”)
harry: oohh, best last line of a movie ever.
harry: i’m definitely coming down with something. probably a twenty four hour tumor, they’re going around.
sally: you don’t have a tumor.
harry: how do you know?
sally: if you’re so worried, go see a doctor.
harry: no, he’ll just tell me it’s nothing.
sally: will you be able to sleep?
harry: if not, i’ll be ok.
sally: what will you do?
harry: i’ll stay up and moan. maybe i should practice now (moans)
sally: goodnight, harry.
Mrs Lavery and Child - John Lavery