Friday, July 26, 2013

Movie Dream 690

Jilted Lover: Elizabeth Taylor

She driving wildly in a 1965 Chrysler with the top down, and she's dripping in furs - a fur hat, and fur coat, but the sun is bright. She's got a gun in one hand and the steering wheel in the other. What is she chasing? A circus caravan and her lover is hiding in the elephant wagon, but she doesn't know that. She's goddamn angry. He said he would let the circus life go on without him, he'd stick around. She was going to leave the doctor and two kids for him. But he left her a Kiss Off note, something about the girl who trained the elephants. The Chrysler is swerving between the wagons, the mules are frightened, Liz is kicking up gravel and honking the horn, and screaming at the top of her lungs. She leaps from the speeding Chrysler with her furs and her gun and the car runs off the road, through a fence and takes a swan dive into a pond. We are under water now, watching the blue car break up into a hundred pieces that settle in the murky depths, the Kiss Off letter drowns in the glove compartment, the ink floats away from the page, they'll never know why Dr. Ryan's wife ran amuck, "She was the prettiest lady in town and he gave her everything a girl could want . . . " Liz is stumbling inside a runaway circus wagon now, the mules heard her shooting, the mule driver is no longer at the reins, she's screaming for the Elephant Girl, where is she?! A little dog in a tutu runs beneath Liz's crazy feet, she falls, she hits her head on a trunk full of clown shoes, the gun slips from her fingers, and the mules keep running and running and running.

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