23 July 2010

CB Film Club

Trying something new: I know that in these Netflix days, folks are not as likely to pop in to the video store and it is more difficult to schedule specific movies to see on a specific day, but we'll try this anyway. The idea is to watch a movie over the weekend and talk about it the following Monday. The Friday entry will be scarce on detail. I, for one, hate to know anything about a film I've never seen before. If you are like me, skip the premise. Monday blogs will assume you have seen the film and be ridden with spoilers.

We begin with a screwball comedy.

Born Yesterday (1950)

Director: George Cukor

Screenplay: Albert Mannheimer

Based on a play by: Garson Kanin

Premise: With his mistress Billie Dawn in tow, nouveau riche tycoon Harry Brock is in Washington D.C. to purchase the votes of the capital's politicians. Brock hires a journalist, Paul Verrall, to brush up the education of a tell-it-like-it-is Dawn.

Judy Holliday as Billie Dawn won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Next week:
There Will Be Blood (2007)

1 comment:

  1. I think the biggest star of this movie is Judy Holliday's voice. I didn't know she had won the Oscar for this movie, but it's well deserved. She's right up there with any of the great screwball leading ladies, Katherine Hepburn, Carole Lombard..