The English Patient is on. I am such a sucker for this movie it’s unreal. Sometimes I feel like the only person under 30 who will admit to liking it more than Fargo.

The English Patient is on. I am such a sucker for this movie it’s unreal. Sometimes I feel like the only person under 30 who will admit to liking it more than Fargo.

I was so caught up in this I totally forgot about PJ20. Luckily, it’ll be on again at 1am. 

I know its gender politics are incredibly fucked up, but I just love Working Girl. The opening credits still give me chills (not just because of the World Trade Center). Although I will say that I think the end shot diminishes the grandeur of the movie, as it pans out to show thousands and thousands of offices just like Tess…

But nothing can diminish the grandeur of young Alec Baldwin. And his chest hair.

Or Joan Cusack.

Sweet, Purple Rain is on retroplex.  I love letting cable dictate my viewing habits.  I’m not yet ready to cut the cord.

Also, I think I have watched this movie 10x more in the 5 years I’ve lived in Minnesota than in the preceding 23 years.  Downtown looks so seedy!  Who would have predicted the Target Center would take the place of Apollonia’s boarding house?

ArtistTori Amos
TitlePurple Rain
Album1996-07-14 San Jose, CA
My flight to london was cancelled!  I’m flying out tomorrow, when  there is a winter storm warning in mpls!  Maybe I’ll get stranded in  NYC, where I now have to lay over! 
But the truly exciting thing, tumblr, is this:
Remember  how we talked about my packing/IaWL tradition?  Well, so, I fell into a  Gloria Grahame (the slutty Violet to the virginal Mary.  Holy obvious,  Batman!) wikipedia rabbit hole and found out that not only was she  married to Nicholas Ray, she was also married to his son!  Who was 13  when N. Ray found them in bed together!  A Girl Who Cain’t Say No  indeed!  a) the jokes write themselves, b) I’m sorry.
And to think I could have been wasting my time eating Sunday Roast in Chelsea and shopping at Fortnum and Mason instead today. 

My flight to london was cancelled!  I’m flying out tomorrow, when there is a winter storm warning in mpls!  Maybe I’ll get stranded in NYC, where I now have to lay over! 

But the truly exciting thing, tumblr, is this:

Remember how we talked about my packing/IaWL tradition?  Well, so, I fell into a Gloria Grahame (the slutty Violet to the virginal Mary.  Holy obvious, Batman!) wikipedia rabbit hole and found out that not only was she married to Nicholas Ray, she was also married to his son!  Who was 13 when N. Ray found them in bed together!  A Girl Who Cain’t Say No indeed!  a) the jokes write themselves, b) I’m sorry.

And to think I could have been wasting my time eating Sunday Roast in Chelsea and shopping at Fortnum and Mason instead today. 

reblogging from Historic-Upstart

historic-upstart:

What is your favorite Christmas movie? thecranium

It’s a Wonderful Life. I think it’s just about the most perfect movie ever made. Yes, I cry my way through it every single damn year.

(Also, hooray!  This is the first question anyone has every asked me on Tumblr!  I always knew you’d be my first, baby.)


Not that this is in any way special, but I also love It’s a Wonderful Life - because it is so depressing and awful!  Oh, and the phone scene!  Since I’ve been in school for most of the last decade, heading to some parent’s house or elsewhere for the holidays after a brutal onslaught of finals and other crap, I usually watch it whilst packing for christmas.  I approach it a lot like the Beatles, actually - things that are almost universally-beloved that I didn’t grow up with because my parents are the caveat to the universally-beloved.  I therefore “discovered” these things on my own and they feel more special to me than they should.  Hence my packing tradition. 

In my house, we watch A Muppet Christmas Carol and White Christmas (who doesn’t love the number about how much it sucks that we can’t have minstrel shows anymore?  An improvement on the actual blackface number in Holiday Inn, though).  I think it’s so interesting how IaWL and White Christmas are so thematically similar in terms of dealing with creating/reshaping America and American mythologies post-WWII (IaWL was Stewart’s first movie after fighting in the war).