On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Passion of Laurence Olivier

I loved them in That Hamilton Woman. People who have a hard time with Leigh should see that movie - she is so charming! The scene where they hoist her on to the ship in ropes and she's all "What a frightfully charming way to travel!" He was SO GOOD in Hamlet & Richard III. There is a moment in RIII where he comes off as a mack daddy: humpback, shortened leg & all. Who else could pull that off? And Sleuth? Don't get me started on that. Love them both, but especially the man I like to call Heathcliff deWinter. Sometimes, I even imagine him telling me to "let loose the kraken!"

Posted on July 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm 0

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: That Divine Gary Cooper

Great article! My intro to GC was High Noon. It has been said that every movie since High Noon borrows a degree of it's plot, if not all of it (A Clockwork Orange = High Noon! Harry Potter = High Noon! Eraserhead = High Noon! OK I was sort of kidding there with the Eraserhead allusion). I found him sexiest in Design For Living. I wanted him to get jealous and pissy over me! I could be Miriam Hopkins or Frederic March, I didn't care, I just wanted him to get ragey about sharing me. Ah, he was a dream in pants, to be sure.

Posted on July 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm 0