Tag Archives: Claudette Colbert

November 2016 Viewing Diary

Elle (2016; d. Paul Verhoeven) I loved it. People HATE this movie. One lady on Twitter said that men should be banned from making films about rape. How you would enforce such a rule is beyond me. Also: No fucking … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Torch Singer (1933); Dir. Alexander Hall/George Soames

One of the things that strikes me about the pre-Code movies I’ve seen is that the endings leave you, at times, with an unfinished feeling. You think, Huh. Yeah, everyone’s smiling, and ‘things worked out’, but how the hell is … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

The Books: “Clark Gable: A Biography” (Warren Harris)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Clark Gable: A Biography, by Warren Harris Warren Harris also wrote a book about the romance of Carole Lombard and Clark Gable (she famously said once, “Lord knows I love Clark, but he’s the worst … Continue reading

Posted in Actors, Books | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

100 Funniest Performances

… by Alex. She just launched Part 3. I was so glad to see Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night on the list … That performance is just mastery. Not only is she as funny as Clark Gable, she … Continue reading

Posted in Actors | Tagged , | Comments Off on 100 Funniest Performances