Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fiction's Finest Nerds #29

You know all those high school movies where the plain girl is turned into a princess and becomes prom queen thanks to some jock? Well, sans the tele- and pyrokenisis, the way it would really turn out is the way it turned out in Carrie (1976, Brian de Palma).

Sure, you can take a decent looking plain girl, brush her hair and pull off the glasses; you can even make her prom queen, but that does not mean that the girls who have been in the running since kindergarten are not going to be pissed.

I have not seen Carrie in a long time, but it is a pretty good movie, and is a who's-who of stars of the day; Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen, John Travolta, Edie McClurg, PJ Soles, that blonde guy...

You have to give Carrie props. Which of us didn't want to bring the cool kids down, perhaps even lethally?

3 comments:

wiec? said...

one of the best high school movies ever. and Carrie definitely deserves to be in FFNs.


i think "that blonde guy"'s career went south after Carrie though. his only other credit on IMDB is a Topal commercial.

Darius Whiteplume said...

I could not come up with his name. I thought he was David Morse, but I have a bad memory.

I rented Carrie last night and hope to watch it tonight.

Anonymous said...

That Blonde Guy? boy you guys sound stupid that's William Katt aka The Greatest American Hero. He star in movies and tv since the 70's.

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