Tuesday, February 03, 2004


Recently caught THE PHILADELPHIA STORY at the Brattle again and, Obi-Wan! Why don't they write movies (okay, okay, adapt plays) like this anymore? And for such a brilliant cast — Grant, Hepburn, and Stewart!


A brilliant little back-n-forth between Cary Grant's C.K. Dexter Haven and James Stewart's Macauley Connor. They are both visiting with the family of Philadelphia heiress Tracy Lord (Katherine Hepburn) on the occasion of her second wedding. Dexter is Lord's first husband and Connor is a reporter sent to cover the event...

Dexter: How bout you Mr. Connor? You drink, don't you? Alcohol, I mean.
Connor:Oh, a little.
Dexter:A lit— A little? And you, a writer? Tch tch tch. I thought all writers drank to excess and beat their wives. You know, one time, I think I secretly wanted to be a writer.

THAT is good crack! =)

Keep on keepin on~