TCM and I have a Twitter relationship now. (It was inevitable.)
So when I followed this tweet, I thought of Trooper York: TCM’s five favorite bathtub scenes! Er, no, five favorite movies with bathtub scenes. (There’s a difference, I’m sure.)
Not bad. I think I would’ve picked–er, excluding the late night Cinemax movies which often have some stirring bathtub scenes–some Westerns. When I think of baths in movies (before considering actual titles), I think of Westerns, movies set in Ancient Greece or Rome, or maybe Japan.
I’ve having trouble thinking of specific titles right at the moment. The Cheyenne Social Club? I think Fonda and/or Stewart bathe in that one. Clint Eastwood was always taking a bath, it seemed like. Even in Gran Torino! Caligula had a lot of scenes in and around a bath….
OK, here’s one: My Neighbor Totoro. Great kids/family movie. Bathing is significant in that one. Though not as significant as in Spirited Away, which takes place in a bath house that services “demons”. Both Hayao Miyazaki.
Actually, the more I think about it, the more horror bathtub scenes I can think of: The Shining, the absolutely horrifying drowning scene in The Changeling, Final Destination. Geeze, between Psycho for showers and these movies, it’s amazing anyone ever gets clean.