Suzanne Stone (Kidman) knows exactly what she wants. She wants to be a television newscaster and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with relentless focus, she is forced to destroy anything and anyone that may stand in her way, regardless of the ultimate cost or means necessary.Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Stephen Dorff and Edward Furlong were considered for the role of Jimmy Emmett. Furlong expressed disappointment over not receiving the part, as he wanted the role and felt he had a successful meeting with director Gus Van Sant. See more »
Lydia says that Suzanne let her drive her car even though she did not have a learner's permit. New Hampshire does not issue learner's permits. Anyone at least 15 1/2 can drive if accompanied by a licensed driver at least 25 years of age. See more »
Any time it rains, or when there's thunder and lightning, or when it snows, I have to jack off.
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A scene plays out over the end credits where Janice skates over the ice rink where Suzanne has been buried. See more »
WINGS OF DESIRE
Written by Mark Tierney, Paul Casserly & Fiona McDonald
Performed by Strawpeople
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It's all been said before
As a screenwriter, Buck Henry's credits include "The Graduate" and "Catch 22." As an actor, he has appeared in the above named films, as well as "The Man Who Fell to Earth' and "The Player." He has also hosted TV's "Saturday Night Live" often enough to be considered a regular. Yes, Mr. Henry's resume is impressive, but for me he will be immortal for the answer he gave Johnny Carson after the "Tonight Show" host asked him if he had made any plans for his death. "I want my friends to gather around my remains," Henry said, "and try their DAMNEDEST to bring me back to life."
When Henry does die, I doubt it will be from laughing at his script for "To Die For." Henry's screenplay could have used more of the wit he displayed when chatting with Carson. Instead, it offers some fairly tired cliches about America's obsession with celebrity, and, other than a few memorable moments, it relies entirely upon Nicole Kidman who is the cutest sex kitten since Ann Margret. This film says nothing about television or celebrity that wasn't said earlier and better by Paddy Chayefsky in "Network" or Oliver Stone in "Natural Born Killers."
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