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Happy Birthday, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

The film version of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” opened 50 years ago today, October 5, 1961.

I’ve always loved this movie….

I had to go to Tiffany’s on my first trip to New York just to pay homage to this film and it’s star Audrey Hepburn.  I even had to have my picture take where she stood.

I’m much more blase’ and world-weary now, but I always think of this film whenever I’m on Fifth Avenue and go by Tiffany’s.  It was one of the films that formed my childhood image of New York.

I’m still looking for the New York of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

And I always will be….

And the original trailer:


And here’s a great blog entry about the film from Gary Susman at Moviefone:


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Which One of You B@tches is My Mother?…..Happy Birthday Phoebe Cates!

Happy Birthday, Phoebe Cates.  She’s 48 today and got to say one of the most immortal lines from 1980’s television in “Lace”:

I also loved her in “Shag”

She made several more popular films in the 1980’s- early 1990’s ,”Gremlins” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” among them,  before becoming Mrs. Kevin Kline and putting her career on hold to raise a family.

Another of my favorite actresses from that era, Elizabeth McGovern, recently came back and made a big splash in “Downton Abbey”.

I hope the same will happen one day soon for Phoebe Cates.

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American Gigolo

I need to see this movie again…

I still have Blondie’s song “Call Me”, from the film, on my iPod….

The most pornographic thing about the movie is the clothes.  It’s obscene for one man to have that great wardrobe…







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Gigi is 80: Happy Birthday Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron made a lot of films, but she’ll always be “Gigi” to me.



And that girl from “An American in Paris”.

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Happy Birthday, Olivia De Havilland

How many actresses won 2 Oscars, starred in arguably the most famous film ever made, hung out with Errol Flynn and beat up Bette Davis?

Miss De Havilland has crammed a lot into her  95 years…



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Midnight In Paris

We saw “Midnight in Paris” this afternoon.  This is the best movie Woody Allen has done in years.

I’m not an Owen Wilson fan, but he was very good in this film.  Marion Cotillard was luminous.  Every time I see her, I am just amazed by both her talent and her beauty.  There were too many excellent supporting performances to mention.  Beautifully done.

And Paris.  This film is a love song to Paris and Allen shows her at her best.  After seeing this film, I can’t wait to go back there again…I need to go back there again.

And as an added benefit, which isn’t clear in the trailer, there is a time travel element.  You also get to experience Paris in the 1920’s with Hemingway, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Salvador Dali, Cole Porter and Gertrude Stein, among others.  And a brief visit to La Belle Époque Paris with Talouse Lautrec and the crowd at Maxims.

If you love Paris, or you love Woody Allen at his best, you will love this film.

It was wonderful.

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“The Help”: First Movie Trailer is here….

And it looks like it’s going to be good…

I’m so glad because I loved this book….

Here it is:

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Happy Birthday: Hayley Mills is 65 Today

Ah, yes….

Another childhood star is ready to collect Social Security.

Hayley Mills made a lot of films in the 1960’s for Disney and other Studios….

Two of my favorites were the original “The Parent Trap” and “The Trouble with Angels”.

She still works today- she had a very successful tour as Anna in “The King and I” a few years ago…

I hope another certain young, actress who was in the remake of “The Parent Trap” gets her act together and becomes professional enough to enjoy a career as long and enjoyable as the original “Parent Trap” Star…

But there is only one Hayley Mills….

Scene from “The Parent Trap”:

And from “The Trouble with Angels”:

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The 100 Most Famous MOVIE QUOTES



On the lighter side…

From one of my other interest-besides Politics- Movies!

Hmm…seems many could apply to Politics!

From the American Film Institute…

Here are the first 30 most famous movie quotes of all time…

You can click the link at the bottom to see them all….


1 Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn. GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
2 I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse. THE GODFATHER 1972
3 You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am. ON THE WATERFRONT 1954
4 Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939
5 Here’s looking at you, kid. CASABLANCA 1942
6 Go ahead, make my day. SUDDEN IMPACT 1983
7 All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up. SUNSET BLVD. 1950
8 May the Force be with you. STAR WARS 1977
9 Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night. ALL ABOUT EVE 1950
10 You talking to me? TAXI DRIVER 1976
11 What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. COOL HAND LUKE 1967
12 I love the smell of napalm in the morning. APOCALYPSE NOW 1979
13 Love means never having to say you’re sorry. LOVE STORY 1970
14 The stuff that dreams are made of. THE MALTESE FALCON 1941
15 E.T. phone home. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 1982
16 They call me Mister Tibbs! IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT 1967
17 Rosebud. CITIZEN KANE 1941
18 Made it, Ma! Top of the world! WHITE HEAT 1949
19 I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore! NETWORK 1976
20 Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. CASABLANCA 1942
21 A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 1991
22 Bond. James Bond. DR. NO 1962
23 There’s no place like home. THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939
24 I am big! It’s the pictures that got small. SUNSET BLVD. 1950
25 Show me the money! JERRY MAGUIRE 1996
26 Why don’t you come up sometime and see me? SHE DONE HIM WRONG 1933
27 I’m walking here! I’m walking here! MIDNIGHT COWBOY 1969
28 Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By.’ CASABLANCA 1942
29 You can’t handle the truth! A FEW GOOD MEN 1992
30 I want to be alone.



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A Great Vampire Movie: “Let the Right One In”

We just finished watching this weeks episode of “True Blood”, a show I just love.  It’s the only TV show I watch.  It reminded me of a conversation we had earlier today about Vampire Movies.  Which made me want to mention “Let the Right One In.”

This is a truly great vampire film.  I think it’s Swedish.  It’s about a little girl vampire and it is mesmerizing.  This is no “Twilight”.  It’s very much a moody art film that draws you in slowly, but completely.  They are making a U.S. version for release later this year, but I can’t imagine it will be as good as the original.

“Let the Right One In” is out on DVD and I strongly recommend you Netflix it or even buy it…

Here are a long and a short trailer:

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