Martini My Movie
I am writing because I cannot wait till Finals are over, because here is what I am going to do: Make Martinis and watch movies, all day, for one day. Which movies go w/the translucent poor man's absinthe in a glass? Dig into the following:
MIDNIGHT (1939), Billy Wilder sets Preston Sturges' standard, and the chase is on. But there's so much more going on than that!
TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1934), aaahhh, Lubitsch sits in the chair, and ringmaster whips Herbert Marshall, Kay Francis, and Miriam Hopkins, and the dressing is satin, black, and jeweled. Both top choices are Paramount, of course.
BANDWAGON, both above because by then, I'm going to have to begin singing, and those are my favorite soundtracks. Sorry, downstairs!
And one other, but what will it be? I can't decide. This is where you, my TCM Friends come in: What will the Fifth Course be? Will it be something by which to fall in love w/someone, or, something I haven't seen before (OOOOH!), or just a bit of whatever whimsy you can concoct, and through which I can munch a bag of plain Lay's Potato Chips, the very thing I said I'd do the day I finished finals? A whole bag of Lay's! Yes, girls, some of us dine on the cheap thrill.
And, it doesn't have to be American! Let's look at the French, the English, the silent, the ??? Ok, have at it, and please, because I know you've noted, it cannot be anything less than romantic comedy. I'm afraid even Gary Cooper and the great Patricia Neal in THE FOUNTAINHEAD won't do it for me that night!
Thank you, Friends, and have at it! Quel surpris! Remember: it has to go with a Martini and potato chips! Ok, you're on!xoxo1968B2