Friday, October 2, 2009

Indecent proposals

spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the October 1 episode on CBC

Indecent proposal was a 1993 movie based on the premise that a married woman agrees to have sex with another man for $1,000,000 (that's US dollars, it would be more expensive to sleep with Demi Moore in Canada -ed). Small wonder that Tony Gordon's desperate and outrageous offer to Maria Sutherland is more than a little reminiscent of that film. I can't quite remember how that scene played out in the Corrie episode but I think the writers could have scripted the scene in a few different ways...

Tony: One million pounds for the baby. How about it?
Maria: Well, okay, but first show me the baby, then I'll see if I can afford it.
Tony: Oh for guidness sake, where's that bloody belt?


Tony: How about one million pounds for your baby?
Maria: I'm not selling my baby!
Tony: Oh for guidness sake, where's that bloody belt?


Tony: I'll give you one million pounds for your baby
Maria: I don't understand
Tony: Look, it's very simple. I give you a million pounds.
Maria: But who gets the baby?
Tony: You get the baby
Maria: So who gets the million pounds?
Tony: Oh for guidness sake. I'll just kill myself. Where did I put that damn belt?


Maria: Let me get this straight. You want to give me a million pounds?
Tony: Yes
Maria: For my baby...?
Tony: Yes
Maria: So my baby gets a million pounds?
Tony: Yes
Maria: ...and what do you get?
Tony: Nothing
Maria: Well that doesn't sound fair!
Tony: Och forget it. Here's your bloody key. I'm outta here.


Shots from the hip... that's it for the week. Have a great weekend. Enjoy the high drama on Corrie and meet me back here next week... thanks for your comments too, the inspirational fuel of my mindless ramblings (See?)

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