Monthly Archives: August 2012
Paul: Your eyes are amazing. You should never shut them, not even at night. You should learn to sleep with your eyes open.
Connie Sumner: I’ll work on that.
Paul: Will you?
Connie Sumner: I think this is a mistake.
Paul: There are no mistakes. There’s what you do, and what you don’t do.
Connie Sumner: I can’t do this.
Regis Philbin will be TCM’s Guest Programer for September. His four picks will air on Tuesday, Sept. 4, beginning at 8 p.m. I loved three of the four films he chose. Can you guess which won I don’t like?
His picks are after the cut.
Simms: A gun is just a tool; ain’t no better or no worse than the man that uses it.
Leticia: Just like shoes.
Simms: Yeah. [beat] Did you see the World Cup?
Leticia: That suit you’re wearing, it’s got a hole in the sleeve. Don’t you ever change your clothes?
Simms: The desert’s beautiful at night. Beautiful, but lonely.
Leticia: I like my coffee black on Sunday mornings. Black and strong.
Simms: Some people don’t believe in God.
Leticia: Elvis is king.
This is a film I saw for the first time last summer because I had fallen in love with Lew Ayres and tried to watch everything he had ever been in. Which reminders me, don’t forget to pre-order Lew Ayres: Hollywood’s Conscientious Objector on Amazon. I wrote the foreword and y’all are gonna love it. Anyways, I love this movie. I saw the musical version first and as much as I love Dana Andrews and Vivian Blaine’s amazing Technicolor red hair, I prefer this early version. It’s directed by Henry King, who also directed the 1925 silent version of Stella Dallas, a film I recently saw at the SF Silent Film Festival and also find superior to the later version. I see a pattern forming. I would be lying if I didn’t say after the cut you are in for A LOT of screencaps of Lew Ayres. But like I said earlier, you’ll love it. State Fair was nominated for two Academy Awards, though it didn’t win any: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were 42nd Street, A Farewell To Arms, I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang, Lady For A Day, Little Women, The Private Life of Henry VIII, She Done Him Wrong, Smilin’ Through and winner Cavalcade.
Neil McCauley: I don’t even know what I’m doing anymore. I know life is short, whatever time you get is luck. You want to walk? You walk right now. Or on your own. . .on your own you choose to come with me. And all I know is. . .all I know is there’s no point in me going anywhere anymore if it’s going to be alone. . .without you.