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1968B2

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Martini My Movie

Dear Everyone,

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.

SWINGTIME

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

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1968B2

04 Jun 11, 03:01 AM

Well, believe it or not, haven't had a chance, what w/work and all, to endeavor to fulfill my blog-wish. Maybe sometime soon! If so, haven't decided on the final flick. But feel like moving into summer, anyway! Thanks for all the wishes!xoxo1 Let's beach it, California babes!xoxo968B2

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filmguy24

04 May 11, 06:54 AM

Chandler's suggestion, The Captain's Paradise is wonderful and would be a great dessert- I would also suggest a very light bauble of a movie, Tom, Dick and Harry with Ginger Rogers- the Lost Weekend though does have an ironic perfection!

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beatlebrandon

03 May 11, 11:20 PM

Fiftth choice? Hmm, something light, humourous and romantic? How about Cries And Whispers lol. jk Tongue out

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doctom666

03 May 11, 10:57 PM

THE LOST WEEKEND...lol!!!LEXI

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ChandlerSwain

03 May 11, 09:34 PM

I'd recommend as the wind-down film the whimsical English romantic comedy from 1953 "The Captain's Paradise" starring Alec Guinness, Celia Johnson and a sparkling Yvonne de Carlo. When looking for a nightcap film, few  satisfy as much as Guinness.

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joanmk

03 May 11, 07:34 PM

I'll suggest Topper (1937), but it's hard to top The Thin Man as the perfect Martini & Potato Chips movie. 

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Evilsaint

03 May 11, 06:17 PM

Simple:  The Thin Man.  I don't believe there was another film designed expressly around the Martini... and still fun enough for Chips (add some dip, though).


It is a great wind-down movie.  If you're going to decompress from finals with such work as the above mentioned films... simple, styled and funny should work.


Nick and Nora would be proud.

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jamesjazzguitar

03 May 11, 06:10 PM

I suggest It's Love I'm After with Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, and Olivia DeHavilland made in 1936.  This is a very funny movies with 3 great stars.   After the heavy lifting Howard and Davis did on their other two movies together one can tell they having a ball on this one.


It has many great character actors as well.    This is indeed a 3 martini movie! 

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hepclassic

03 May 11, 05:28 PM

You want a fifth course or a dessert performance?


For fifth: I suggest Bringing Up Baby.


For dessert: Pinky.

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