Friday Night Classic: The Children’s Hour (1961)

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Friday Night Classic: Woman Of The Year (1942)

Last week I shared some of the movies I didn’t understand when I was younger. Add Woman of the Year to that list. I’ve seen this Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn romantic comedy more times than I can count. Every time it dawns on me that this entire movie is all about sex. There is also a World War II subplot centered around a concentration camp escapee. But it gets brushed over in favor of sex. The things you don’t catch on to as a preteen. Continue reading “Friday Night Classic: Woman Of The Year (1942)”

Friday Night Classic: Double Indemnity (1944)

After revisiting movies like The Asphalt Jungle and Heaven Knows, Mr Allison, I have taken a much needed break from anything John Huston-related. This is essentially on how I settled on watching Double Indemnity, a film noir I have not seen in years.

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Friday Night Classic: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

I’m in the middle of reading John Huston: Courage and Art. It’s a great read, partially because it has made me envious of every actor/director/producer/average person who hung around Hollywood types during the classic era because everyone was screwing each other. And I mean, everyone. There are chapters dedicated to John Huston’s affairs. It’s wild and completely entertaining. It almost (almost) makes me wish I lived in 1940s.

Other than this, Courage and Art has made me realize that although I have seen many John Huston movies, I don’t remember them that well. I’m 99.9% convinced that I fell asleep through most of them. (How blasphemous!) So that’s what I did tonight – revisited The Asphalt Jungle.

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