Thursday, October 18, 2018

favorite movie #78 - halloween edition: beetlejuice

Favorite movies that have had an impact on me - #78 - Beetlejuice (1988) - Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! This film is darkly funny, quirky as hell — it's just a hoot. From the great Harry Belafonte songs and Danny Elfman's score to the almost animated quality of the film — what we now know to be Tim Burton's circus meets horror sensibility — and capped off by an amazing comedian performance from Michael Keaton, ably abetted by Sylvia Sidney, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder, etc.
Adam (Alec Baldwin): How is it that you can see us but nobody else can? 
Lydia (Winona Ryder): Well, I read in that "Handbook For The Recently Deceased". It says, "Live people ignore the strange and unusual." I, myself, am strange and unusual.


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