Thursday, February 25, 2016
Thursday Movie Picks-Love Triangles
We have seen films about love triangles and heard about such things in the news but have you ever been part of one? Have I ever been part of one? I'm not telling (I bet neither are you), but great books have been written about such romances and films have been made as well. Check out what the other people have chosen over at Wandering Through The Shelves.
By the way, I haven't been on much lately because my hubby wants his computer back after 5 years (or is it 6). We got the router re-programmed and ....my husband could not reconnect back on the internet! I don't know what he did but my ex came over this eve and my ex even tried, to no avail, so they added an extra cable so I could be on this tonight(Tuesday). I bought an I-Pad! Yahoooo!!!!!! Of course I can't use it because I need a router with a password so I can connect which we don't have because my hubby forgot the password and never marked it down which resulted in trying to reprogram it which still did not work...breathe...... Tomorrow(Wednesday) my hubby will buy a router, I will tell him what password to use and hopefully I will be up and running!! Sorry for the lengthy spiel. Onward to my 3 picks
1. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY-1940
This is a great comedy simply put. It starts off with the demise of a marriage-Cary Grant to the haughty Kate Hepburn which you see in the span of 30 seconds. You already know they are a match in more ways than one. A while later-couple a couple of years or a few months, she is engaged and ready to marry a well established man. Since her family is well to do and often in the society pages, 2 reporters come to showcase the wedding. One of those reporters is played by my favourite actor, Jimmy Stewart. You get to meet her entire family who are all a bit nutty. Cary Grant is back, of course, giving Kate much conflagration(great word eh?). Of course, her fiancee is not amused by her ex hanging around and neither the fiancee or her ex are happy that Stewart's character is now falling for Kate as well. The great party the night before the wedding leads to all types of hi jinks including a late night skinny dip. Who will tame this Haughty gal? Watch the movie:)
2. DUEL IN THE SUN-1946
Or should it be called Lust in the Dust:) This is one crazy, nutty film that I love! I am actually surprised this film was made with all the censor boards going nuts. A gentle man takes in a young beautiful woman as his daughter even though she may be of Native American blood. When he dies, she is sent to live with his former flame played by the great Lilian Gish and her family. Her husband doesn't like it one bit but their 2 boys do...can we say Cain and Abel? OK it's not them but there is the good son played by the under-rated actor Joseph Cotton and the bad boy played by...Gregory Peck! The good guy treats her like a lady with respect while bad boy lusts after her like his hormones are on overdrive. Which will she choose? Hmmmmmmm
I could have picked so many films but this is an under-rated gem. This is also a newer film (again for me). These 2 men, one cool and calm while the other a nervous hypochondriac but who is always polite, break out of prison and the two become bandits, although very nice bandits. They end up taking a hostage played by the wonderful Cate Blanchett who proceeds to drive them nuts! They are not sure what to do with her but soon they both fall for her and she for them. All three get into a mess of trouble especially when her twit husband realizes she doesn't want to go back. Do they get caught? Whom does she choose?
Which 3 would you pick?