Saturday, July 30, 2005

Hollywood, Where Art Thou?

VodkaPundit wants to be William Powell, but only because he doesn't have the chops to pull off Cary Grant. If I could have been born a Star from Hollywood's Golden Age, I'd have been Jimmy Stewart just to have Grace Kelly around in Rear Window. (Though, in fairness, Myrna Loy or Audry Hepburn are both equally stunning . . . and Cary worked with all three, anyway).

Relatedly, this Tuesday (August 2), Warner Home Video will release the complete six-film cycle of Thin Man movies with William Powell and Myrna Loy. Although the franchise had its ups and downs, each film is precious in its own way. And don't forget Asta!

Would that Hollywood could remember how to make great movies. Oh well, thank heavens for DVD.