So September was a bit of a tumultuous month for me. At the beginning of the month I had a wisdom tooth extracted and towards the end of the month I got into a car accident (relatively minor), so between those two things I did not watch a film a day. It was also the end of the Dorothy Arzner retrospective at UCLA, and not only did I get to see two of her films I’d never seen before, I also got to see two of my favorite films in 35mm (Merrily We Go To Hell and The Bride Wore Red). Regardless of the month’s ups and downs, I did watch several films I really loved (and one I really hated). As always, find the complete list after the cut, as well as a few of my favorites.
Nell: Bette Davis used to have blood-red nails.
Lizzie: Did she?
Nell: That’s what your daddy used to call you. You’d be all dressed up in my best frock and high heels. Talking away to yourself. Away in your own wee world. And he’d say, “Jesus Christ, Nell. Who the hell does that lassie think she is? Bette Davis?” I never really liked Bette Davis. Preferred Barbara Stanwyck. You knew where you were with Barbara Stanwyck.