I Would Never Tell On You
July 9, 2011 12:33 AM   Subscribe

Cabaret's Don't Tell Momma performed by a young Judi Dench, or by Molly Ringwald, or Chris Moore, but what would she want with me?
posted by The Whelk (21 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow. I always thought Dench was a good looking older lady, but to see her years past...Rawr.
posted by ZaneJ. at 2:14 AM on July 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh-em-gee, the Chris Moore one is wonderful.

Sort of related: Animal Crossing lets you change what the animals call you, give yourself a new nickname, and I was going through a Cabaret phase at the time and since it wouldn't let me use "motherfucker" anyway I used "mein herr", and it caught on, and eventually like half the residents of the town were walking around getting mad at me when I hit them with my shovel and calling me "mein herr".
posted by NoraReed at 3:15 AM on July 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


One of my professors this semester was a dead ringer for Dame Judi. We all lived in fear of her.
posted by pxe2000 at 4:12 AM on July 9, 2011


Wow. Judi fuckin Dench.
posted by rmd1023 at 6:03 AM on July 9, 2011


Gonna need to get a copy of that London Cast Recording now...
posted by mikelieman at 6:36 AM on July 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Great post, this was fun! Who's Chris Moore? I googled, but it wasn't helpful.
posted by sweetkid at 6:53 AM on July 9, 2011


There is nothing like a Dame. I dunno who Chris Moore is either, but he reminds me a lot of (*googles*) Bruce McCulloch from Kids in the Hall.
posted by George_Spiggott at 6:58 AM on July 9, 2011


Judi Dench HELL YEAH.
posted by Pallas Athena at 7:03 AM on July 9, 2011


'98 Revival forever, man!
posted by sophistrie at 7:35 AM on July 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


An article with a prominent still shot of Ms. Dench from 1968. Oh, the article is interesting, too.
posted by bz at 7:45 AM on July 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Jane Horrocks in Cabaret, and in happier times.
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:56 AM on July 9, 2011


Awesome post! Always loved this musical, so fun to revisit. Hot stuff, Judi and Chris!
posted by purenitrous at 8:59 AM on July 9, 2011


I'm really bummed that I'm not finding the bootleg footage of Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles on YouTube. Riveting, heartbreaking, AMAZING. I watched it the day I heard of her death and cried for the loss of THAT talent.
posted by mynameisluka at 9:38 AM on July 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


You forgot the amazing Gina Gershon.
posted by Wordwoman at 11:55 AM on July 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Chris Moore's giggle after school chums, is endearingly sally!
posted by PinkMoose at 2:48 PM on July 9, 2011


If we're gonna go balls-out Judi, I must submit for your consideration Judi Dench as Lady Macbeth doing the handwashing scene. That primal scream will blow your mind.
posted by ao4047 at 6:09 PM on July 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


ao4047: If we're gonna go balls-out Judi, I must submit for your consideration Judi Dench as Lady Macbeth doing the handwashing scene. That primal scream will blow your mind.

Oh my god, you weren't kidding. That was..I don't really have the words. Terrifying and heart-rending all in one?
posted by pseudonymph at 10:10 PM on July 9, 2011


from "And Furthermore" by Judi Dench (as told to John Miller), 2010:

"[Hal Prince] rang my agent the next day to say he wanted to see me about playing Sally Bowles in his forthcoming production of 'Cabaret.' I thought it was a joke, but Julian said he was quite serious. He took me out to lunch first, before I went to the audition, and I had a glass of wine, because I was absolutely petrified when I went into the theatre and had to sing for Hal. I said, 'If you don't mind, I think I'll sing it from the wings.' It was my first musical, and I was amazed to get the part, but I learnt an awful lot from the doing it, especially from Hal, who must be one of the best directors of musicals ever."
posted by bentley at 6:35 AM on July 10, 2011


The thing I love most about Cabaret is the dancing...the isolation of movement and absurd-unsexy sexy poses...Fosse was amazing.
posted by nile_red at 8:55 AM on July 10, 2011


If I had a spirit animal I'm fairly sure it would take the form of Judi Dench.


Or Patricia Routledge as Hyacinth Bucket.
posted by jph at 8:12 PM on July 10, 2011


I made a "Chaos Reigns" video out of that Dench Macbeth scene.
posted by hermitosis at 6:03 PM on July 12, 2011


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