If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.

My result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz… You Are a Katherine!   Katherines are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world.   How to Get Along with Me Give me companionship, affection, and freedom. Engage with me in stimulating conversation […]

You’ve got to love the actual sweat more than the lights and the glamour

aOMBTwYOal4 Scott asked us all whom we would like to narrate the story of our lives, and why. I thought through a couple of different options. There’s Orson Welles, who had just about the best ever narration style possible. There’s Stockard Channing, who would bring a lot of flair to the story and could also […]

RIP Jules Dassin

Over the weekend I watched Rififi (which you may remember was top of my queue). It’s a terrific noir and a prime example of the great caper movies. Jules Dassin, director of Rififi and many other fine films, passed away Monday. Here’s his obituary in the New York Times. I recommend Rififi highly. Many plot […]

Moved to the top of my Netflix queue: “The Cat’s Meow.”

I moved it up from #140 when I read the Eddie Izzard interview in today’s NYT. "His strongest screen role so far has been as Charlie Chaplin in Peter Bogdanovich’s underrated 2001 film, “The Cat’s Meow,” about a 1920s murder on William Randolph Hearst’s yacht. His Chaplin is a driven, complex character, self-absorbed yet madly […]