Today’s Fabulous Image in Cinema: Karen Black in Day of the Locust

I’m not saying that we need a remake of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and that’s because you really can’t improve upon Robert Aldrich’s masterpiece of high camp horror.  That said, I would like the above image be exhibit A in that–if there were to be a What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? remake–John Schlesinger should helm it, and he should cast Karen Black in the role of Baby Jane AND Blanche Hudson.  Sure, you might expect me to push for everyone’s favorite hard-boiled-egg enthusiast to reprise one of the roles (either would do, really), but is there a band devoted to the voluptuous horror of Faye Dunaway, or even just some slightly curvaceous creepiness?  No, I didn’t think so.

And as usual, don’t hesitate to click to enlarge and appreciate the (garish) fabulousness of it all.

[Update: In an embarrassing oversight brought to light in the comments, John Schlesinger sadly passed away in 2003.  Looks like a certain fantasy project just went from improbable to impossible.]

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  1. John Schlesinger died in 2003 so I think it would be difficult for him to helm anything!

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    • Oh man, I’m terribly embarrassed to admit that I had no idea, but thanks for the correction, craig! Clearly I need to consult IMDb before I go on about dream projects, though if ever anyone were fit to take on Aldrich’s gem, Schlesinger would’ve been the man fit for the job.

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