Monday, February 15, 2010

Les Six

If you are a fan of 20th century French classical music, you will understand that title. hehe. I love making jokes that no one understands.

Honestly, I can't remember the order, and the list I made was deleted. I remember the actress list, but I can't remember the boys after #2. Sad I know, but I guess I don't pay as much attention to actors, or I tend to watch movies starring the same people.

Ralph Bellamy: He is the king of whiny guys who don't get the girl. Even though he is sort of a cutie, he just doesn't have the skills that Cary Grant or Fred Astaire have. He was just like a puppy: really dumb, but too cute to leave behind.
Favorite Roles: Dan Leeson in The Awful Truth, Stephen in Carefree

Bette Davis: Talk about opposites. I love Bette in every stage of her career that I have seen. When she was young, she was harsh and a little overdone. Then by about 1938, she was perfect. Even in old age she knocked our socks off in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Alongside her rival Joan Crawford. I actually saw in a film about her that the reason Joan hated her so much was because Bette slept with her fiance, and many others as well. I haven't seen the movies she did when she was really old, but apparently she was a hoot.
Favorite Roles: Charlotte Vale in Now, Voyager, Jane in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Julie in Jezebel, Margot in All About Eve

1 comment:

  1. Haha! I watch a lot of movies with the same people too.

    If you're interested in seeing a different side of Ralph Bellamy, I highly recommend "Lady on a Train" (it's one of the few Deanna Durbin films that Netflix has). Overall it's a lighthearted romp, but there are a few moments (especially near the end) where Bellamy really creeps me out.

    After the first time I watched it, I had to check and make sure that he was REALLY dead. It's silly, I know, but I was half afraid that he was lurking beneath my window and peeking in at me... pulling a Boo Radley, so to speak.