To quote Howard Hawks “A good movie is three good scenes and no bad scenes.” If people think of The Fabulous Baker Boys they’ll probably think of only one good scene. Michelle Pfeiffer’s Susie, vamping it up atop a piano, in arch-breaking heels and a beautiful red dress, singing “Makin’ Whoopee.”If you’d caught The Fabulous Baker Boys in 1989 you might have thought Michelle would be our Carole Lombard. A Hawksian Woman for the ’90s and beyond.It didn’t quite happen that way. But after a recent viewing of Pfeiffer’s Oscar nominated performance, I thought, “Why not?” In terms of blonde ambition, radiance and lethal line delivery, only Meg Ryan’s eponymous Sally approached Susie Diamond in the showstopping stakes as the 80’s drew to a close.Oh Meg, there you are above, all of 27 years of age, in THAT scene from When Harry Met Sally… Who else could have guided us through Rob Reiner’s sophisticated, dialogue driven comedy? One minute you were a hot mess of self-possessed vulnerability; the next a perky, independent alternative to Michelle.If they had given an Academy Award for most memorable scene of the year, Ryan would have received a nomination and gone neck and neck with Pfeiffer for the gold. From the The Fabulous Baker Boys to When Harry Met Sally… 1989 was amazing. A time of cinematic magic, given as gifts to those who worship films.