The copyright is by Wham!. Recommended to those of you who will actually get the humor. Αποκαλύψεις, εκβιασμοί, δωροδοκίες, υποκλοπές, ακόμα και το Βατικανό θα ήθελε να …. Melina Mercouri is the outrageous missionary nun who is just a satellite phone call away for bad advice, Geraldine Page, Anne Jackson, Anne Meara, and the hard-to-resist Sandy Dennis also star as more female parallels to real-life Watergate figures, and Rip Torn is one of the few male co-stars to actually appear onscreen with any of the main characters. It takes place in a convent and each character is represented by a nun. And therein lies a major problem when viewed today: Nasty Habits is a very, very dated affair.
At its core, Nasty Habits is quite a smart and sinister satire of Richard Nixon's finest hour to those who either remember the controversy or who are very well-educated on the matter today. So many years later, it is still a funny movie, even if you never heard of Woodward and Bernstein, Ehrlichman, Haldeman, or any of the other key people involved. Nixon, Kissinger, Dean, all of them are there and it's funny as the day is long. And so, this quirky once-topical comedy from Michael Lindsay-Hogg living proof that Orson Welles is the gift that keeps on giving based on Muriel Sparks novel The Abbess of Crewenow finds itself in that illustrious category of Stuff We've All Forgotten About. Nor does the thought of the media going haywire over what is essentially absolutely nothing at all see: Justin Beiber.
I remember seeing this when it first came out, just a few years after the Watergate business. Μια παρωδία του σκανδάλου Γουώτεργκεϊτ, μεταφερμένη στο περιβάλλον ενός μοναστηριού της Φιλαδέλφεια, εκεί όπου δύο μοναχές κονταροχτυπιούνται για το ποια θα εκλεγεί στη θέση της ηγουμένης και το σίγουρο είναι πως δεν πρόκειται να αφήσουν τίποτα να σταθεί εμπόδιο στο δρόμο τους. Fortunately for those with a keen interest in actual past political scandals as opposed to contemporary fictional ones, e. Alexandra conspires with Sisters Gertrude and Walburga to win the coming election, and to defeat her rival, Sister Felicity, who is openly carrying on an affair with a Jesuit priest, Father Thomas. A mono English soundtrack delivers the film's snappy dialogue admirably. At the same time, the publicity brings the abbey to the attention of the , which discovers that the order is an unofficial one, with no actual ties to the. I'd hate to hear the original, if it really was enhanced.
Shane Rimmer aka That Guy also has a small bit as usual as a cop as usual. One good pint is it's Region Free! The characters are parallels of the Nixon cabinet and Watergate conspirators. Inspired by the famously notorious exploits of a certain tricky American president read: Watergate , this off-the-wall entirely different take on the nunsploitation subgenre centers on a little-known abbey in Philadelphia chock-full of vice and corruption. She wishes her favorite, Sister Alexandra, to succeed her but dies moments before she can make her endorsement public. Alexandra orders hidden microphones and cameras installed throughout the convent, and even hires a pair of Jesuit students, Gregory and Ambrose, to break in and steal Thomas's compromising letters from Sister Felicity's sewing box.
In this ultra-technologically-savvy age of mandatory monitoring with electronic eyes and ears surrounding us at all times, the thought of installing hidden bugs in an abbey doesn't seem too terribly far removed from reality. While I was anxious to see this hard to find film, I wish I knew it was such poor quality. This movie is great fun for those of us who remember Watergate and the whole mess. Dennis goes galavanting about the city to pay off the abbey's blackmailers , but also very good. Once she is made Abbess, Alexandra expels and excommunicates Felicity, who begins a very public campaign to topple Alexandra.
You can help Wikipedia by. It does not retain your stopping point. When Sister Alexandra sends in two bungling Jesuit students who eventually resort to blackmail to break in and steal a number of incriminating love letters from Sister Felicity's sewing box, their inexplicable theft of a simple thimble instead attracts the attention of every media outlet near and far when Felicity tries to blow the whistle on things - blowing the entire sordid affair up into an international exposé. The break-in is discovered, but the real meaning is kept hidden and Alexandra wins the election by a landslide. When its reigning head abbess dies before she has a chance to officially make her chosen successor public, Sister Alexandra Glenda Jackson decides the best way to assure her proper place is to wiretap the premises and set up surveillance cameras in order to keep an eye and ear on her competition, the even-less-conventional Sister Felicity Susan Penhaligon - who is having an open affair with a nearby Jesuit priest among other things.
To make matters worse, Gregory and Ambrose blackmail Gertrude and Walburga, who send the bungling Sister Winifred to pay them off only to have the whole scandal made public. There truly is no separation of church and state when it comes to a movie like Nasty Habits, a late '70s comedy that remains in a classification of its own to this day. I don't recommend this product. Watch it and have a wonderful time with one of the darkest events in our modern political history. The sound is equally bad.
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