Happy Birthday Jimmy!
(May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997)
Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.
“The Divorcee” (1930) is seen as one of the most important films of the Pre-Code era and it still surprises with the force and courage with which Norma Shearer’s character acts in it. The story of a strong, risqué woman who rebels against the patriarchal ideal of a virtuous wife while the husband is free to have affairs without tarnishing his reputation and hence confronting the hypocrisy of the double standard promoted feminism long before the term was used and made Norma Shearer (along with her other pre-code movies) almost a feminist pioneer. Based on the novel “Ex-Wife” by Ursula Parrott, it was highly controversial back in the day and ended up getting Norma Shearer her Best Actress Oscar for it. The film had a total of four Academy Award nominations including Best Film
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Tyrone as Jesse James (1939)
Happy Birthday Katharine!
↳ (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003)
”As an actress she’s a joy to work with she’s in there every minute. There isn’t anything passive about her she ‘gives’ and as a person she’s real.”
“Time with her was more than time well spent a little bit either was worth days and weeks and months with somebody else.”
Happy Mother’s Day!
“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.”
William Makepeace Thackeray
While shooting exteriors in San Francisco, Myrna, Bill Powell and his unofficial fiancée Jean Harlow were to stay at the St. Francis Hotel:
“At the St. Francis in San Francisco, they had reserved a Flyshaker Suite for Bill and me. The management assumed we were married. Already they considered us a couple after only five pictures together! Well, of course it was hysterical. Here was Jean, but we couldn´t be obvious about the situation with the press on our heels. To complicate the matters further, conventioneers had taken every other room except a little hall bedroom downstairs somewhere. I didn´t know what to do, but Jean was marvellous. “There is nothing for you to do,” she said. “We’ll just have to put Bill downstairs.” I never saw this room, so I don’t know how bad it was, but Bill complained bitterly, let me tell you, angling to get upstairs.”
“As I expected. “Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way.”
Mary Poppins (1964)
Shall We Dance (1937)
Julie Andrews on set of “Darling Lili” (1970)
List of flawless films → The Fall (2006)
“We’re a strange pair, aren’t we?”
Favourite The X-Files episodes → Monday
Mulder: Scully, did you ever have one of those days you wish you could rewind and start all over again from the beginning?
Scully: Yes, frequently. But, I mean, who’s to say that if you did rewind it and start over again that it wouldn’t end up exactly the same day?
Favourite The X-Files episodes → Detour
Scully: You want me to tell them that you’re not going to make it to this year’s teamwork seminar.
Mulder: Yes. You see that? We don’t need that conference. We have communication like that - unspoken. You know what I’m thinking.