“Space Jam is one of those rare movies that manage to be utterly psychotic both on paper and in execution. There were no ‘Oh, it’ll make sense once you see the finished product’ conversations held about Space Jam. The initial pitch was never distilled into anything more coherent than ‘Michael Jordan teams up with a bunch of licensed cartoon characters to defeat aliens at basketball’ and was only ever revised to include the addendum ‘And also Bill Murray is in it, as Bill Murray.’” — Tom Reimann
This movie was 1000000% on point about how dealing with a real illness works and how helping a person get through it can suck so much and how there are these things that are beautiful, warm memories about that time that seem so very dark and unsharable to others….
but I will never be OK with that anti-woman plotline about his girlfriend. Never, ever.
film meme » six actresses [2/6]: Bette Davis
"Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should ALL be bigger than life."
Bette was unique among actresses of her generation in her willingness to sacrifice beauty for realism. She promoted wigs, costumes, and makeup that would distinguish her from the typical young movie star and emphasize her image as a serious actress. What mattered most to Bette was not how she looked but how her brought the audience into the story.
most famous movies: All About Eve, Dark Victory, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Letter, Jezebel & Now Voyager
Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
Can…can I have a Macaulay Connor please?
Also THOSE FINGERS AH
I adore this movie with all of my heart and soul.
I FUCKING LOVE THIS FILM!
So if we deleted all the bits where Katherine Hepburn blames herself for her negligent alcoholic father (you know, since she wasn’t womanly enough as a goddamn child) and all the other bits where she has to learn how to be a proper lady from the man she divorced, and if we just left all the bits where Jimmy Stewart follows her in snarky, wordy devotion, being constantly bowled over by her sheer awesome, if we did all that….I would finally be able to unambiguously love this film.
OK, so every once in a while, I’m hit, out of the blue, with a reminder of Brokeback Mountain, and how gorgeous it is in both short story form and in movie form.
If you haven’t read the short story, DO. It’s a masterwork. It was published in The New Yorker in 1997, and it is telling that it caught enough people’s attention to be made into a film at all, let alone a film this good.
If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s one of the very rare films that expands on a short story wisely, and these two. THESE TWO. They were both perfect, and the reunion kiss just punches me in the gut every time.
The one sad note for me is that after this movie, there were a lot of rumbles about how it might open up Hollywood for more such stories. It hasn’t. Not in film, not on TV. And that makes me so very disappointed.