Some Like It Hot (1959)

Osgood Fielding III: If I promise not to be a naughty boy - how about dinner tonight?
Jerry/Daphne: Sorry. I’ll be on the bandstand.
Osgood: Oh, of course. Which of these instruments do you play?
Jerry/Daphne: Bull fiddle.
Osgood: Fascinating! Do you use a bow or do you just pluck it?
Jerry/Daphne: Most of the time I slap it.
Osgood: You must be quite a girl.
Jerry: Wanna bet?

A thought. Or really rather rant.

Apparently they are planning to remake My Fair Lady by 2012, and Carey Mulligan is to star as Eliza Doolittle (Keira Knightley was first cast, but eventually replaced).

I have really mixed feelings about this. And they’re not positive feelings either. To be honest, I’m not liking the idea. But first of first, a little background on My Fair Lady, and how I came to love it. Two things attracted me to the 1964 version of the film: the cast, consisting of Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison as the main and unlikely couple, and Stanley Holloway, Gladys Cooper and Wilfrid Hyde-White as the supporting actors, and the fact that this film won Best Picture for the 37th Academy Awards (beating down Becket, Dr. Strangelove, Mary Poppins and Zorba the Greek in the year). I love this film. And I just can’t imagine it being remade again by today’s artists.

Tune Up

As much as I love classic movies, I think that the cinema, or really rather anything in this world, will become seriously dreary without music. And there’s no arguing in that.