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Movie Quote of the Day – The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, 1963 (dir. Vincente Minnelli)


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Eddie: I think she looks swell. It couldn’t be her eyes.
Tom: Her eyes?
Eddie: They’re not all skinny. You know, like those ladies in the comic books who are no good. They always got skinny eyes.
Tom: Skinny eyes. Anything else?
Eddie: Well, there’s one other thing, but. . .it’s about sex.
Tom: Go ahead. I can stand it.
Eddie: Well, the bad ladies, they always got big busts. Now, don’t get mad, Dad, but it’s true. Very big. Skinny eyes, and big busts is how you tell a bad lady from a good one.
Tom: Aren’t there any good ladies in all that stuff you read?
Eddie: Oh sure. . .but they always got medium-size busts. . .and round eyes, of course.
Tom: I’ll keep that in mind.

Pre-Codes, Noir and One Big Move: May 2013 in Films


May was a hectic month. I finished my penultimate semester of grad school (I graduate in December) and I MOVED TO L.A. Yes. I now live in North Hollywood (I’ve been here all of one day!) So this month’s round-up post is going to be a bit shorter than usual. I’m sure June will be full of crazy film-going shenanigans (I’m seeing Some Like It Hot tonight at the Hollywood Forever cemetery for Marilyn’s birthday today!). The reason for my move is that I am starting a job next week with. . .the Warner Archive Collection at Warner Bros. I am pretty excited. I can’t really tell you much about it, but it is going to rule. I’m going to miss San Francisco and I’m going to miss the Castro Theatre dearly, but the last film I saw there was Shadow of a Doubt (aka my favorite Hitchcock), so I guess I went out with a bang! I’m excited to explore the rich cinematic adventures L.A. has to offer.

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From The Warner Archive: The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, 1963 (dir. Vincente Minnelli)


As many of you know, I really love Glenn Ford. Like, really love. I am so excited about all the Glenn Ford media hitting the home video market in the last few months. Enter The Courtship of Eddie’s Father from the Warner Archive Collection. This was such a great film; I can’t believe I had never seen it before.

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