Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Evelyn Waugh Would Be So Happy!

Once again, life has spectacularly imitated art. The Loved One has come true to life...er, death...thanks to the enterpreneurship of a company that is launching cremains into space. First customer: James Doohan, better known as Scottie on "Star Trek." Read more on Slate: Cremate Me Up, Scottie!

And yeah, I know that Waugh hated the movie (one of my favorites--and not just because it's the one that broke the blacklist for my father), but Liberace as a coffin salesman is just too delicious to resist. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any images of Paul Williams as the rocket-loving kid who (ahem) launches the idea for space "burial."


Elizabeth M. said...

Bella, I saw THE LOVED ONE years and years ago on TV as a late, late, late, late movie, and I've never been able to get it out of my head. I wish it was on DVD. Thanks for the memory!

Bella Stander said...

It's on VHS for sure (or was, anyway). I have a copy; there must be others kicking around--maybe even at your local Highbrow (or Lowbrow) Video Rental.

Elizabeth M. said...

My dvd from Netflix finally arrived, and Gary and I devoured it last night. What a hoot.

Hope your recovery is going well!