Tag Archives: Carole Lombard

For Today, But Really Every Day: Ladies I Love

I love these women for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or they were “there” in my most formative years, holding out a torch to lead the way. … Continue reading

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December 2016 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 7, Episode 22, “There Will Be Blood” (2012; d. Guy Norman Bee) I had started a re-watch of Season 7 in November, so I finished it out this month. Season 7 was one of my least favorites, when … Continue reading

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August 2015 Viewing Diary

Smell of Camphor, Scent of Jasmine (2000; d. Bahman Farmanara). A profound and touching (and very funny) film from Iran, written and directed by and starring Farmanara. It tells the story of a death-obsessed film director who hasn’t made a … Continue reading

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January 2015: Viewing Diary

I’m going to start listing everything I saw each month. It’ll be a good way for me to keep track, and also a good record for my end-of-year lists. So here’s everything I watched in January, 2015. Inherent Vice (2014; … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

I love them for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or, most importantly, they were “there” in my most formative years as a child, and held out a … Continue reading

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Mr. and Mrs. Smith: Operation Screengrab

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Carlo The Protégé Tries To Cheer Up Carole Lombard

I don’t care how many times I see this scene. It still makes me fall apart at the seams. One of the greatest joys of my life was going to the Carole Lombard double-feature at The Film Forum and listening … Continue reading

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Love Before Breakfast (1936); Dir. Walter Lang

Carole Lombard plays ditzy and impulsive, but she doesn’t play dumb. One of her greatest gifts as a comedienne is her craftiness, how well she creates cunning selfish women, heedless, manipulative, who do not know their own minds (or, to … Continue reading

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Love, Lombard-style

And Sheila-style as well. Found this poster in a bin on Bleecker Street and promptly purchased it. It now hangs in my room, a glorious reminder of the upheaval of love (before breakfast and otherwise). I am in love with … Continue reading

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Nothing Sacred; (1937), Dir: William Wellman

Nothing Sacred has themes very familiar to present-day audiences, with its spoofing of celebrity culture and ridiculous fame-hungry journalists who participate in “human interest” stories, sometimes at the expense of truth, good taste, or logic. From 1937, starring the blonde … Continue reading

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