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Movie Scene : Wise Blood – This is a good car!


Hazel is driving down the road in his beat- up old car.  The thing shouldn’t be on the road.  He’s pulled over by a cop who soon figures out that he isn’t going to reason with Haze.  After a little back and forth the cop asks Hazel to follow him “I want to show you a view”.   They both pull over at the view location, the cop asks Hazel to get out of the car so he can see the view better.  The cop goes over to Hazel’s car reaches in the car window turns the wheel, puts the car in neutral then walks behind the car and gives it a push.  The car  coasts down a hill and into a lake.

That’s how you get a piece of shit car off the road.

Brad Dorif as Hazel and Dan Albright as the cop are perfect.  The interplay between the two is priceless.  Cop all subtle and underplayed and Hazel all tense and on edge.  Great little scene from a real good movie.  Some more of  John Huston’s touch.   A Babyhead favorite.  He’s owned cars like that.

( Similar post on  Withnail and I )

6 comments on “Movie Scene : Wise Blood – This is a good car!

  1. Jim S.
    December 28, 2016

    I remember this flick. Not a wide distribution, kind of an art theater film. Been a long time since I saw it. An odd one if I recall.

    Liked by 1 person

    • cincinnatibabyhead
      December 28, 2016

      Oh yeah you got the right flick. But CB’s style all the way. Like the music I was listening to it was not mainstream. Seen it at that run down theater I told you about with the one shriveled weeny in the cooker. CB is a huge John Huston fan. ‘Fat City’ was another one he did a few years earlier that is an all time CB fave.


  2. Jim S.
    May 20, 2019

    Aphoristic just did a take on a singer who calls herself Weyes Blood. I couldn’t believe you wouldn’t do a take on this movie and went back and realized, yeah, we discussed it a couple years ago.

    Liked by 1 person

    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 20, 2019

      The whole film will be getting the full meal CB deal. I love that film. Good memory Doc. Harry Dean was in the film. Another one of his memorable nut jobs. Huston is a director who’s work I really dug.
      Again good memory.


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