Hello, Persephoneers! After a very long week, let’s sit down with an oldie but a goodie, a film that’s on nearly everyone’s to-view list: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” made in 1961 and starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neil, and Mickey Rooney, and based on the novel of the same name by Truman Capote.
Happy weekend, Persephoneers! Since it’s been some time since I posted, and since we’re close to a holiday weekend here in the States, I’ve decided to go with something light. This week’s classic movie pick is “Charade,” made in 1963 and directed by Stanley Donan. The film stars Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, and James Coburn. This film has everything – mystery, romance, comedy, and a convoluted plot that works itself out in the end. Read More Classic Woman-Centric Movie Review: “Charade” (1963)
I’ve been on a classic movie kick lately. My most current re-watch? Charade. I love Carey Grant and Audrey Hepburn, so together they make a magical pair, and to me, even better than in Roman Holiday. Read More Movie Nights: Charade
Cinema is built on the notion of fantasy. The very act of sitting in a dark theatre and watching a film has long been discussed as an act of escape, of regression, even of Plato’s Cave-like sensory deprivation (see: Apparatus Theory). Beyond pie-in-the-sky theory, Hollywood has constructed innumerable stories of aspirational wealth and glory. Read More My Celluloid Apartment
Every Mother’s Day, as a youngster in Philadelphia, my family would go to the Art Museum. We would bet on how many people we would see run up the steps and pose triumphantly at the top. I think the most we ever saw in the twenty-minute walk from our car was ten people making that climb. The image of the underdog boxer conquering those 72 steps is an indelible one. Read More Chasing Kanye in Prague