…But no one starts off their career as a giant. An icon. A legend. And sometimes when we see one’s beginning, we may not see the thing they will become.
I went to NYC’s Museum of Modern Art ( MoMA ) to wait for the day’s movie, when I saw the giant poster of the subject of my blog today. I asked the kind Security Guard lady to do me a favor and take my picture. I’m being Lewton’d here with posters from Martin Scorsese’s collection. And all for a good cause: a blogathon.
Three weeks ago I was at the Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival where of the eight movies I saw that weekend, six: ( “The Sound of Music” “The Smiling Lieutenant” “My Man Godfrey” “Don’t Bet On Women” “Calamity Jane“ and “Adam’s Rib“ ) dealt with the relationship between men and women ( how to get a man…how to keep a man ). Ye Olde Battle of the Sexes, as ye used to call it. So I’ll keep up that glorious subject for a just a little while longer. Since I end with “Adam’s Rib” guess I’ll pick up on where these two meet.
I would have been a crazy movie-going kid if I were around back in 1942. Now maybe it doesn’t sound like a lot, but I’d have seen thirty-two movies made that year. Probably more if I could sneak away from school or work. There are a plethora of classics made in 1942 that are still known seventy-plus years later. Here are my ten favorites that I just love to pieces.