To Die For

To Die For (1995) is a fantastic, dark comedy* starring Nicole Kidman and (the book on which it’s based) was inspired by the Pamela Smart murder case. It’s about one woman’s quest to be a tv star…

Beyond being a funny, well acted fim–To Die For is like a time capsule. There was a time when being on tv–even just a weather girl for a national news program–would have been seen as a major accomplishment. It took that kind of monumental exposure to be a household name.

Now, with the rise of the internet, social network, blog, share-it-all, world of today everyone has access to their own camera and can broadcast from their own channel. Millions of fans can be all over your video because it’s magically gone viral–and the crowd can disappear as quickly as it came.

I wonder what a woman like Suzanne would do today to get leverage over all of the other wanna-be celebs jockeying for bandwidth or a space in your download queue…

*Don’t believe me? Siskel & Ebert gave it 2 thumbs up.

Published by Tawanna

Sometimes writer, most times editor. Lover of mysteries and 70s/80s horror movies. Author of The Next Girl (short story collection) and The Closet Case (mystery).

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