Friday, October 29, 2010

"Married? Goody-two Shoes and the Filthy Beast?"

Quote of the week!!

I can't believe I went another week without posting. Argh! So frustrating! This week was pretty darn crazy though, honestly. I was barely on my computer this week. I shall try to do better next week.

Good job to Wendymoon, Javabean Rush, and Amanda Cooper for getting last week's quote of the week! Javabean Rush and Amanda Cooper were also able to name who said it so yay!!!

Now, for this week's quote:

"Married? Goody-two Shoes and the Filthy Beast?"

Friday, October 22, 2010

"We're not quarreling! We're in complete agreement: we hate each other!"

Quote of the week! Well done to Clara and VKMfan for correctly guessing last week's quote which was from Ninotchka.

Now, for this week's quote:

"We're not quarreling! We're in complete agreement: we hate each other!"

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I've seen your pictures in the paper and I've wondered what you looked like.

Spotlight on a scene!!

Do you know something depressing? Every time I write a post, I think this is it. I'm going to get back into circulation. And then I don't write anything again for weeks. What's weird is that I don't know why. I'm busy. But I was busy at the beginning of the year and I wrote a lot then. Ever since I started this blog I've been busy but that hasn't stopped me from writing in it. So I don't know what the deal is. I intend to crack the case and figure out what is going on. Maybe I just need to get back into the swing of things. Anyway, we'll see.

So, spotlight on a scene. Last night I watched The Awful Truth with my sister. I love that movie. It was neat watching it with my sister because it gave me a whole new perspective on the movie. When I was a kid, I'd watch the movie and relate to Cary Grant's character because... well, it's Cary Grant. Then as I started watching it when I grew older, I began to relate to both characters a bit more. Well, last night, the whole movie changed. It wasn't about Cary Grant and how he tries to win Irene Dunne back after their divorce. It was about Irene Dunne and how spunky and spirited she is throughout the film. It tells about how her husband wants to divorce her even though she hasn't done anything (and even though he has) and how she eventually shows him that she was right all along. Watching through my sister's eyes was fascinating because she'd say, "Oh, that poor girl!" Her attention was entirely focused on Irene Dunne and, consequently, so was mine.

Anyway, for my spotlight I want to focus on quite possibly my favorite scene in the film: the scene where Lucy pays Jerry back for ruining her engagement by ruining his. It's side-splitting hilarious. I may have shown it on this blog previously but that's okay.

I hope you enjoyed the scene! Do any of you have movies that you've begun to see in a different light?

P.S. I'm always getting that silly "My Dreams Have Gone With The Wind" song stuck in my head. It's been in my head all morning!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

"Comrade, I've been fascinated by your Five Year Plan for the last fifteen years!"

Quote of the week (a little delayed)

"Comrade, I've been fascinated by your Five Year Plan for the last fifteen years!"

Monday, October 11, 2010

Odds fish, m'dear!

Okay. Let's try this again. First off, I want to announce that I got to do a guest blog for one of my favorite bloggers, Emma Wallace. I wrote about Fran Jeffries. Yay Fran Jeffries!

So this week I want to talk about one of my absolute favorite films. It's not actually a contemporary film and it's really relatively obscure, I think. It's a movie that I'm always a bit wary to show around because if people don't love it, I take it personally or I get defensive. It's pretty silly. That's how I get around my favorite films though. Is anyone else that way?

So, for #33 on my list:

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)

This film is based on two books by Baroness Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel and El Dorado. The basic plot (which is similar to the '34 version with Leslie Howard) is as follows: Sir Percy Blakeney is the most fashionable fop in London. What no one, including his lovely wife Marguerite, knows is that Sir Percy is also the mysterious hero, the Scarlet Pimpernel, who saves innocent French aristocrats from the guillotine. When Percy believes that his wife caused a man and his family to be executed, he is unable to trust her again. Will Marguerite be able to regain her husband's trust? Will Percy be able to rescue the dauphin, heir to the French throne?

It's all very thrilling. I love the Scarlet Pimpernel. I love the books. I love the movies. I love the Broadway musical. I'm basically smitten with Percy Blakeney. I'm collecting the books and I have 11 of the 12 Sir Percy books (that is, the Scarlet Pimpernel books that deal directly with Percy, not his predecessors or descendants. And it's not including Sir Percy Looks at the World, which is another one I want to own). I'm basically obsessed.

So, when I show this movie to anyone and they make fun of it or they say, "this movie is really silly," I get all upset because I've built it up in my mind to absolutely perfect. Do any of you have movies like that? It may not be the best movie ever but it's still a favorite and I will continue to preach its awesomeness. So, it absolutely must be on my top 100 movies list. And there you have it.

And here is one of my favorite promo pictures ever, which just so happens to be from this film!

Friday, October 1, 2010

"I ain't no native - I was born here!"

Quote of the week! In memory of the great Tony Curtis, this quote of the week is from one of his films:

"I ain't no native - I was born here!"

RIP Tony Curtis. You were truly a wonderful actor.