Wednesday, December 27, 2006

holidaze

Tanner & I watched an amazing movie the other night: The Lion in Winter: Starring Peter O'Toole as Henry II, Katherine Hepburn as Eleanor of Aquitaine- and featuring the film debut of both Anthony Hopkins & Timothy Dalton (as lovers!) This movie is basically a Christmas tale of a dysfunctional family- a medieval dysfunctional family with sword fights & secret plots to overthrow the king & people being locked in towers etc. The dialogue is so clever and witty with biting insults at every turn. Such great acting by Hepburn and O'Toole- it makes me want to go out and rent everything they've ever been in. The only other movie I'd seen Hepburn in was Suddenly, Last Summer and she was amazing in that as well. O'Toole I'd seen in that early 90's chestnut King Ralph.

On a sadder note, former President Gerald Ford died yesterday- like a lot of Americans, he just couldn't live in a world without James Brown...

nye party plans here!

t/l/d

5 comments:

Tmoore said...

So f'in good... best movie i've seen all year, and that includes old boy and sympathy for lady vengeance.

Eva the Deadbeat said...

The Philadelphia Story is a Katherine Hepburn classic and also has Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant - adapted from a play, it's got excellent writing, acting and witty dialogue. Was also considered Hepburn's comeback of sorts. check it out!

emmy lou said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Katharine Hepburne. Always have. I was her for Halloween when I was little(no one knew who the hell I was)and for a project in 4th grade. Check out "Bringing Up Baby". She's young, beautiful, witty and hilarious.

emmy lou said...

oops. extraneous "e"

Eva the Deadbeat said...

Oooh, Bringing Up Baby is a great screwball comedy. Katherine manages to walk that fine line btw being amazingly annoying and lovable at the same time. You can't decide if you should punch her or kiss her! And Cary Grant as the uber-HOT nerd, HELLO!!