holiday, celebrate

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006
The library has been very accommodating in my quest to see many, many Cary Grant movies. (yet another reason to pledge my unswerving devotion to the Multnomah County Library!)

Most recently, I watched Holiday with Katharine Hepburn. This was so good, I can't even tell you! As you can see from the picture, gymnastics are involved -- I promise you will have as much fun watching the movie as it looks like they're having in this photo. It really is lovely. It's sweet without being sickening and light as a feather but oh so solid. Both of these characters are freespirited (number one groovers!) in a world full of people who are not, including his fiancee (not pictured). Not that it's all acrobatics and witty banter; there is a strong current of melancholy and almost missed opportunity, too. (Even though I knew what kind of movie it was and how these movies generally end, I was anxious that it wasn't going to work out The Right Way.)

Next up from my hold list: To Catch a Thief with Grace Kelly. I don't think I've ever seen the whole thing (I KNOW!), and it was on my mind since they just did a thing on History Detectives about the car. (was it or wasn't it the car used in the movie. result: inconclusive, but maybe! although probably not.)
2 comments on "holiday, celebrate"
  1. Holiday is so freaking aptly named.

    (...but there is that sad, sad sack of an alcoholic brother to give it ballast..)

    I envy you the first-time-complete Thief. Parts are brilliant parts are draggy/silly but Grace...! and the color!...

  2. ( yeah, the brother was piteous, but I figure that Linda and Johnny go back for him after the honeymoon and he at least partially dries out and then forms his own marching band or similar... what? she said she'd come back for him!)

    The color is what really drew me to immediately place Thief on hold. Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Monte Carlo AND Techniclor?? it seems like it should be a good end of summer movie.


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