Friday, December 05, 2008

FRANKLY MY DEAR, I GIVE A DAMN.

It's Friday! I have struggled so hard to make it to work this week, but I did it! And I notice the spacebar on my keyboard here is faltering a bit. I'll deal with it!

Do any of you like old classic movies? I just watched one of these obscure ones made in 1938 starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant called Holiday, and it was actually pretty entertaining. The script is not that spectacular, but the actors are able to turn it into a pretty fascinating film. Credit the director George Cukor as well, who was pretty damn good in his day. George was gay ya know, and had a knack for getting his actors to perform at their best, especially the females. I had read somewhere that Clark Gable didn't get along well with George Cukor on other film projects, because Gable was a bit of a homophobe. Well suck it Gable! Damn, I like Gable too! Well, Vivien Leigh did say while filming Gone with the Wind that Gable had bad breath. SO THERE! LOL! I'm rambling a bit here, but the point being I'm liking old movies more and more. They're actually quite cool, and the dialogue back then was pretty sharp, even for those days. Cary Grant was an awesome leading man; so enjoyable to watch in most of his films, much better than James Stewart and that annoying voice! UGH! Rumor has it Cary was possibly bisexual too. OOOOOOOOOOO! Clark Gable would not have approved, halitosis and all! I can't make up my mind who was the more stunning/better actress between Katharine Hepburn or Bette Davis, but I shouldn't even compare them, for they were both in top form during their remarkable legendary careers. Let's just say they were both great! LOVE ME BOTH DEM BITCHES!

I guess one of the extra appeals about old flicks is the fact that they're these precious time capsules of what it was like in those days; everyone was fairly prim and proper, no one dared to go out looking casual, and whites pretty much dominated the ethnic make-up of America! It's pretty fascinating stuff. The fact that I was born and live in Los Angeles also makes these classic films more intriguing; most of them were filmed in studios and locales so close to home here! There's real history in this city folks! Big stars lived and worked here, as they still do I suppose, but the ones back then were cooler I think. They seemed more glamorous and suave. Ya know what I mean?

I got no set plans for this weekend, except to enjoy it, sleep, and hopefully catch
Milk at the theater tomorrow night Saturday!

My co-worker burned this CD for me, and I'm liking MIKA, the Lebanese-British gay artist with the catchy beats:


6 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I just learned milk isn't opening here until the 12th....I'm bummed, I guess I do live in the hinterlands afterall!
hope you are having a great weekend

alice said...

One of my all-time-favorite old movies is "To Kill a Mockingbird" with Gregory Peck. I saw it in the theater when I was in junior-high and it was so shocking at the time. It was also the first movie that I ever attended with a guy - a big deal. There are still a lot of old ones I would like to see - but, alas, too many movies, not enough time.

edward said...

see Cary Grant in "my favorite wife" with his bestest male friend and former roomie Randolph Scott-- there are funny old fashioned special effects too showing Scott in a bathing suit doing acrobatic stunts.

i like Spellbound with Gregory Peck.

Amadeus said...

ah yes.. cukor the cuckold.. its been Sooo long since I read up on him. I was heavily immersed in the old movies growing up back in the 70's mostly.. why all I saw was black and white.. from david nivens and tyrone power, rita hayworth to gene tierney, my personal favs hedy lamarr, Monroe, to lana turner, danny kaye and tyrone power.. all the fags and dykes of the day hidden away.. lol actually some experimented. I will never forget those movies, actually, Ive forgot them all, but the grand thing is, wait 25-30 yrs and its like being treated to all new movies again! Yehaw! Ain't the bw's grand!!!

Amadeus said...

I said tyrone power twice, well he was bisexual, must have been a freudian slip. lol

Palm Springs Savant said...

I love Holiday...great flick for sure. Oh and yes about Cary...or at least my sources say so. He had a few houses in Palm Springs, spent time with his beard here...