Thursday, January 5, 2012
How many times have I seen Body Heat? I've lost count. Many, many times. And swore up and down that housekeeper/glasses thief Betty did not appear on screen at any point during the film! I just completed my quasi-annual viewing of my fave film noir. And there she was. About half an hour into the movie, dinner is served at casa del Walker. As niece Heather is explaining to Uncle Edmund and Aunt Matty just what the rover position is in baseball, Betty is busy quietly serving in the background. Like all good help, she is seen but not heard. For I'm thinking a grand total of ten seconds screen time, tops. I apologize, Mr. Kasdan. Betty does exist. I will never doubt you again.