Look to see this neglected beauty. Lighthouse so alone
By and by she heaves a sigh. To self-pity she’s not prone.
Who should appear? Crystal, the dear. So young yet knowing rules
Drop Shaky like a bad habit. Don’t waste your time on fools.
Tell him to bounce. Bail. Denounce. Sweep trash to the gutter
Big world out there for those who dare. Sing out! Do not mutter.
On the set see cast and crew. Lights! Camera! Action now!
Shaky jealous, like a sap. Shall there be a violent row?
There are no flies buzzing around the actor playing B.O. ;-)
Shaky seems to be a little possessive of Fortuna now.
Well, if this film shakes out, maybe Fortuna can play Eyebrows!
Good morning™, jealous actors !
I do believe Shakey’s “green eye” is showing.
That B.O. actor looks a bit stiff.
Officer Bennett must have already had a compromised system to have succumbed at such a young age.
The filming has begun!
Good morning™ on the set!
Well, it seems that filming is well underway. Like Ray was saying earlier, they wouldn’t be renting her an expensive hotel room if they weren’t in production yet. I imagine that filming has been happening already. That would explain why Shaky is never at home. He leaves early in the morning to go hang around the set and then he goes out with Fortuna after filming has wrapped up for the day. I’m not sure if Shaky is actually jealous, or if that was just a flippant retort.
Is he falling for her hook, line, and sinker? Maybe Edison will be the end of the line! Looking forward with baited breath to see what happens!
I forgot the eyelashes on Breathless. They a little over-done though on Foutuna. At any rate, she does a better portrayal than Madonna.
Odd. Crewperson wearing mask. So within the reality of the DT strip, COVID-19 is acknowledged. But the fact that neither director nor actors are practicing social distancing is inconsistent. Let alone that there would be principal photography on any scale during a pandemic?
ACTION! (Of a sort)
1-FORTUNE: YOU’RE NOT MAN ENOUGH FOR ME!
2-PAPPY: I beg to differ madam. Note the extra room in the lower section of my trousers. I need that because DIRECTOR: CUT CUT CUT! That’s not in the script!
3-FORTUNE: He’s always doing that! He thinks he’ll have a big career in the pornos after this film hits!
4-JAY BOGART: Look honey, I’m Oscar! You know like the trophy this film will never get. That’s my best imitation.
5-FORTUNE: I wouldn’t say that. You do “Idiot On A Vintage Vibrating Weight Loss Machine” to perfection. JAY: Thanks! Hey! Hang on…
not to worry. one look at those eyebrows and ol’ Dick will head for the hills.
kind of an old expression.
do people still head for the hills?
and which hills do they head for?
The movie script is showing B.O. as an even “badder” guy here than Breathless. Forcing her to give him all the money she took from her deceased criminal relative. Neil, and, our other Tracy historians, is this “revisionist” history, rewroten to make Breathless look like a victim here, or…
Why do I have the feeling this film is going to go viral on internet before it ever hits the theaters?
That’s one big-@$$, lethal-looking movie camera the masked operator is, er, operating. With what looks like your basic optical stand microscope next to it.
rather mannish tuna
Also noting a running gag in today’s comics.
It began with Rose is Rose but I see that it has continued in Prickly City and now Dick Tracy.
Check out the shopping cart, apple, steering wheel, and microscope randomly strewn throughout the panels…
The inclusion of those items mentioned by Cheapskate is not a “Running gag” but a hidden show of respect for first responders, servers, delivery people, grocery clerks etc. In addition to those mentioned, Baby Blues and Doonesbury to name a couple are participating. Supposedly at least 2 dozens artists are into this, so you fan boys can thank Mike and Joe and whoever today’s artist was. Good show guys
It looks like the prop guy went to the same DEVO garage as as the “real” B. O. to get another one of those potted plant hats, and the locations scout managed to find a potential location courtesy of the location scourts for “Hoarders”. Fortuna’s eye lashes look look like something a female Wolverine would wear. Another reason for sticking to the “six foot rule”.
And so it goes, by gar, by gar…
Fortuna’s eyelashes are so long that, if she batted them at someone, that individual might wind up with a concussion.
Whoever does the Sunday art, makes her look like Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer.
It’s very odd, but something I never see rendered accurately in a cartoon – newspaper, animated or whatever – is a movie or TV camera. They just draw something tech-y looking with a lens on one end and a viewfinder on the other and, boom, there’s your camera.
Is it just me or is Fortuna getting just a little bit too much into her character?
Action on the set! High drama between the B.O. actor (looking more ornery than the original) and Fortuna “Don’t call me Fortuna! I’m ‘Breathless’ now!” Dyer, doing her best to chew up the scenery while burdened by that outlandishly heavy makeup (and I am referring most of all to the eyelashes, which probably should have a dressing room of their own). The director wears his shades indoors (natch!), while Shaky Mk.2 plays the Stage Door Johnny indoors. In most cases, he probably would not be allowed so near the sound stage, but, hey, he is insanely jealous for no good reason (he seems not to know when he is being used, even though he has been given a one-scene bit part in the film). Maybe some of the dangling bits are coming together here On Stage (hat-tip to Mary Perkins)….
Why is the cameraman wearing a mask if the storyline clearly takes place before the pandemic. (If that is actually occurring in the Tracyverse.)
Ironically, Chicago was the first City to have a TV show (Fox’s upcoming NeXt which was pushed from mid-season to fall) with a crew member testing positive. We all known Tracy’s City is Chicago, if not in name.
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