I appreciate that the only thing madder than a nonsensical film about a mermaid named Madison coming to New York City in a bad wig to fall in love with Tom Hanks is trying to reason with with a nonsensical film about a mermaid named Madison coming to New York City in a bad wig to fall in love with Tom Hanks. But seriously, take a look at this lunacy. Specifically around the 2.10-2.20 mark.
HOW DO YOU SUPPOSE THAT SHIMMER VARNISH DRIED?
It was my friend Clare who reminded me of this outrage at the weekend. I believe that it out-crazies everything else about the film, particularly as it only serves to draw attention to the fact that Daryl Hannah is missing part of her left index finger. We all know this now, thanks to Kill Bill. But who was in the Splash production meeting when someone piped up with “I know, let’s give Madison some shimmer varnish. That we way we can both undermine the idea that she is a creature from under the sea, and flag up Daryl’s missing digit. Hmm’kay?’.
It’s stuff like this that keeps me up at night.
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