More Alarms

Ok, there’s a scene in a movie – and this is stuck in my head like an earworm, like a song frag you can’t get rid of and can’t identify, the way Soho’s Hippychick used to stick with no song name or band name or other useful lyrics, just ‘no hip, hip, hip, no hippychick’. […]

Ok, there’s a scene in a movie – and this is stuck in my head like an earworm, like a song frag you can’t get rid of and can’t identify, the way Soho’s Hippychick used to stick with no song name or band name or other useful lyrics, just ‘no hip, hip, hip, no hippychick’.

Someone out there has to know what movie this is.

Here’s the scene. This is like a modern-day crime kinda movie, not sci-fi or anything. Some psycho – and I’m thinking Malkovich , Spacey, someone like that – has some woman held captive. He’s, I dunno, threatening her, torturing her, something. He’s got her tied up.

But she’s angry and defiant. She spits in his face.

And he looks at her with these freaky dead cold eyes, wipes the spit off his face with his hand, and licks it off his hand.

The image stuck. But there’s no damned context. Who the hell is this? What movie is this?

It rattles around in my head, like ‘Perth Amboy’ in Thurber’s head in More Alarms at Night. Help me out here before ‘Threaten to get Buck’.

8 thoughts on “More Alarms”

  1. Was it Tank Girl? I’m pretty sure in the midst of him torturing her, Laurie Petty (Tank Girl) gets the villain (Malcolm McClaren) to get in close to her and then she spits in his face.

    I remember him taking it very calmly, though I can’t remember if he licks it or not…but that might have made sense given the storyline is about how the world is without water.

  2. Nah, syl, for sure not tank girl, ’cause I turned off tank girl maybe 15 minutes in. Laurie Petty just annoyed me so bad I couldn’t watch it, despite wanting it to be good.

    No, this is like, modern-day crime film. Maybe the last eight or ten years.

    …and you know one Mc is good as another. B^)

  3. I put up a request on my LJ. Couple of film buffs peek in every now and again. Let you know what I get. I know what scene you’re talking about, can’t tell you what movie it is… Now it’ll drive me crazy too. It wasn’t Spacey though. Wasn’t Malkovich either. But yeah. Just brain blank, you know?

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