Ding Dong Merrily on High

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Alex Cox was impressed by Alain Cuny in EMMANUELLE, particularly his ability to say “Let me take you to les dernier limites d’erotisme” with a straight face. But I guess when you have a face like Cuny (left) it can’t help but be straight. His anguished granite slab might, in other circumstances, have made a great basis for a Quasimodo, but he instead gets the plum role of Archbishop Frollo, watching as Anthony Quinn chews up the even meatier part.

Last Forgotten of the year, over at The Notebook!

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4 Responses to “Ding Dong Merrily on High”

  1. Archdeacon Frollo, actually.

  2. Oh yes. I don’t know the difference.

  3. Good job you weren’t around when Archdeacon Frollo or his Archbishop were. Blasphemy or heresy, your fate would be the same…

  4. Our King James IV was a great fan of the torture method shown in this movie, which in Scotland was called “the bootikins.” Cutesiest name for a torture device ever?

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