Friday, June 12, 2009

ALMOST KINDA CREEPY...

From Frank Borzage's Lazybones (1925) ...





...PHEW!!!

3 comments:

Ed Howard said...

Martin Arnold would have a field day with that scene...

Greg said...

Wait a minute. Who's saying "Don't look at me like that?" The mother to the daughter or the daughter to the mother? Cause there could be even more creepy subtext depending on who is saying that.

Fox said...

Thanks for the link, Edward. As always, my interest is now sparked.

Greg. It's the little girl saying it.

Also, Lazybones has a strange mainline story running through it. A man takes in an abanonded child, raises it with the help of his mom, and later in life falls in love with it (her). Eek! It's all clean as far as bloodlines go, but to think of falling love with someone you raised from an infant is still creeptastic.

But, kind of brilliantly, Borzage works around all of that oddness and still cranks out a very moving ending.