I gave this movie a chance and I enjoyed it. Yes….there will be tears.
I have to admit “A FAREWELL TO ARMS” is equal parts Gary Cooper’s performance along with Helen Hayes’ because without Fredric there’s no Catherine and vice~versa. No doubt he is a tall quenching glass of water, but in general I feel Hayes acts rings around Cooper’s halting/hesitant/stilted delivery. I lean towards her, but I believe working with Hayes upped Coop’s acting game.
I think for us classic film fans there are seminal milestone years for classic motion pictures: 1947 for Film Noir, 1939 for The Golden Age and 1932. Now I don’t know if there’s any thing officially official about it, but for me, 1932 is the heart and creme de la creme of Pre-Code. Feel free to disagree with me ( ...on your own blog. )
Hi – I started off my sixth month of blogging by telling you my favorite films made in the 1930’s. I don’t know if you had a chance to go through it because it was lot of information. But if you did, thank you, and you could compare your list to mine. ( How crazy off am I? ) To do this list, I pulled out my old Pyramid publishing book which I bought back in 1978. I skimmed through it to make sure I wasn’t missing anything and came up with my final tally. Below are my ten tip top top ten favorite films for each year of the 1930’s.
“If you just know the six sentences to say that
would make him propose, would you say them?”
This is the question Aline MacMahon proposes to Loretta Young to hook that special guy. A whole lot of cards are dealt from the bottom of the deck on both sides of the gender gap in “WEEK-END MARRIAGE.” These cards are strewn about like rose petals in Reno.
Seeing as I just came back this Monday from Turner Classic Movies’ Film Festival in Holly-wood, I’m staying steeped in the luxurious world of black ‘n white. What better way to be in that world, than to talk about pre-code films.