I had a Preston Sturges film fest instead, and went to bed blissfully happy…movie magic…binge watching of the best kind 😉 . The Lady Eve… In which card shark Barbara… Read more Okay, I lied about last night. I didn’t watch “All the President’s Men” →
You know. The movies that make you curl up on the couch and purr. I’ll get it rolling. Trouble in Paradise Senses of Cinema calls it a Lost Treasure, and… Read more Tell me about your cinematic chocolates… →
“I don’t seem to get solemn about it, and some people might not understand. That’s why I never talk about it. I think it’s all here–in the mountains and the desert. I don’t think God is a softie, either. In the end, it’s better if people are forced back into–well–into being right, before they’re too far gone. I think your temple is your everyday living.” Carole Lombard
It’s supposed to be Louis the XIV’s, a gift to Claudette Colbert in the comedy Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife, and of course it breaks like an eggshell around lanky Mr. Cooper.… Read more Gary Cooper in the bath, the Lubitsch touch… →
BEGUILING MELODIES #1: I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – Lyrics by Dorothy Fielding, Music by Jimmy McHugh, as heard in Bringing Up Baby “It’s extraordinary how potent cheap… Read more Thoughts on music in movies, I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, by George Kaplan →
BEAUTIFUL BABY! A paleontologist with a missing bone; a crazily adorable heiress; a refrigerator-cold fiancee; two (that’s TWO!) leopards, one of which is wild, the other named Baby with a… Read more Thoughts on Bringing Up Baby (1938), by George Kaplan →
I let Mr. Lester write the title of this post… tawdry Hollywood underground dirty secrets revealed… or not. Mostly not.
I’ve been on a binge lately, watching comedies from the Seventies. That’s the decade I grew up in. Ten at the start, almost twenty by the time it was all… Read more I let Mr. Lester write the title of this post… tawdry Hollywood underground dirty secrets revealed… or not. Mostly not. →