Friday, June 06, 2008

WAT AND OLD HOLLYWOOD.

Good comments on the last post my friends! My job is not an entire horrible disaster, so I'll be okay. Besides, it's Friday! How sweet is that?

Thanks to Netflix, I have been exposed to movies I never would have even seen. Remember having to go to the video/DVD store to actually browse and look for films on the shelves? I m
ean, that was ok and all, but it got a little tedious and it was a bit too much to have to look through the entire store for a rare film and difficult to have something even catch your eye that you never even would've considered viewing. Case in point: The Thin Man movies. The ones starring Myrna Loy and William Powell. My God man! These movies are old as time itself, and yet highly entertaining to this day! I have strong negative feelings at times about heterosexuality, but Powell and Loy made an excellent acting team and their onscreen interplay was truly witty and very believable. This my friends, is chemistry! Watching them in these movies makes me celebrate marriage. LOLOL! And how can you not like that adorable funny little dog Asta? I know, I was late to the game, but I'm glad I've discovered the Powell/Loy duo. Better late than never.

Speaking of old movies and stars, there's a tribute to Jimmy Stewart next week at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and I may go. I'm debating it only because (DARE I SAY IT?), I'm not a big Jimmy Stewart fan. WHAT? YOU SAID WHAT WAT?!!! I mean, his movies were pretty cool and all, but I could never get past his voice! THAT VOICE! UGH! It really annoys me to hear him speak in dem old movies. ARGH! LOLOLOL! I know. James Stewart is adored to this day, but like I said, his voice gets me. The tribute will be hosted by Robert Wagner and there will possibly be other cool celebrities there, so I may just swallow me pride about ole' James' voice and go.

My brother from Georgia may be coming this summer to visit L.A! I saw him some two years ago, but it was a sad occasion, 'cause our sister had died. This time it should be better. He is a giant built beast of a man, some three years older than I, good-looking, hetero, and very menacing/scary-looking. He's a good guy with psychotic tendencies. I'd hire him as my bodyguard if I were rich and famous. HA!


Anyway, the weekend is here. I have three days off thanks to my cool work schedule. See? Work isn't that bad. It's just fine. Just fine...

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11 comments:

dit said...

That film festival sounds like fun.

Glad things at work got better for you. I understand, mine is an emotional roller coaster at times too. I wish I could put my finger on what the determining factor was.

Have an amazing weekend!

Lewis said...

Pictures, naked, of the brother please. Oh, and you too. Naked old movie night sometime perhaps?

alice said...

The Thin Man movies were highly under-rated - Powell and Loy were a great team.

Regarding Jimmy Stewart, I agree that his voice, and manner of speaking, is a little grating. But there are so many films that I love, and he was the central star..."Rear Window" and "Vertigo" - two Hitchcock favorites... and a few comedies that he appeared as the bumbling idiot and his speech patterns were appropriate. I put up with it just to enjoy the movies.

I'm glad things are better at work, even if it's temporary.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I think Powell and Loy were queer in spirit, to use annoying SF lingo. And I also like Stewart mainly in Hitchcock films when he was cast against type. And, yes, the voice was annoying even in those films.

d. chedwick said...

I LOVE William Powell--check him out in "My Man Godfrey" with Carole Lombard.(sp?) anyway you will not be disappointed!!!

Gavin Elster said...

As an avid fan of booze Nick and Nora are my heros. I aspire to drink as much as they do.

Gavin Elster said...

Stewart is not as annoying as Tom Hanks.

Squirrel said...

keep tellining yourself that work is not that bad-- when are you coming to NY for a visit? It was 97 today, nice, huh?

Squirrel said...

sorry about the tellining ... someone was distracting me. Ok the ONLY Jimmy Stewart movies that aren't annoying--where he really is just fine are:
The Hitchcock movies already mentioned. Esp. Vertigo

It's a Wonderful Life (Lionel Barrymore helps a lot and the unscripted phone scene with Donna Reed...plus Bert & Ernie-- It's a Wonderful movie.

The Glenn Miller Story - a little slice of history here --plus Gene Krupa himself is in the film! If you like this one, move on to The Benny Goodman Story starring Steve Allen. cast includes Stan getz, Lionel Hampton and other musicians.


I can't stand watching any of his other films though. Sorry Jimmy.

Palm Springs Savant said...

The Thin Man is a really good movie. Did you ever see Green Dophin Street? What about Imitation of Life? And of course, Mildred Pierce...

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I've always have been quite fond of jimmy stewart's voice....but then again I've always been keen on voices that are 'different' ....think leonard coehn, truman, jimmie dale gilmore, roy orbison.... and that's just guys.... oh my....

yes do post a pic of your bro, clothing optional