For this blogfest hosted by the fabulous Alex Cavanaugh (thanks Alex!), I have two movies. One mostly famous but underappreciated. And the other, a sleeping marvel.
Mostly Famous. Meet Joe Black. William Parish is dying. He knows this because Death showed up at his door and told him so. But before Death takes William on that one-way journey, It wants to live as a human for afew days and be “...swept away out there... sing with rapture and dance like a Dervish.”
Death acquires a body and a human name, Joe Black and walks at William’s side for a few days. It stays by him during business meetings, a birthday party, and meals, where Death meets Susan, William’s daughter. And Death discovers true human emotions.
The movie, a paranormal drama coupled with amazing music, is on my short list of shows that I can watch over and over.
Sleeping Marvel. Vivacious Lady, starring Jimmy Stewart and Ginger Rogers. A young man brings home a nightclub singer to meet his sedate and very proper family andwonders how to break the news: he’s already married to her.
Comedy routines have to start somewhere. Maybe this movie isn’t exactly the beginning but after watching it, you can see how modern day comedians came up with their stuff.
Watch this clip and you’ll see what I mean: