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.
There Will Be Blood (2007)