Monday, March 16, 2015

Shall We Dance?

"Shall we dance (bom bom bom)?"  Memorable song from "The King and I," 1956, Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner, a great musical.  It was a remake of "Anna and the King of Siam," 1946, Irene Dunne and Rex Harrison, which was not a musical, but a really good flick.  The third remake, "Anna and the King," 1999, Jodie Foster and Yun-Fat Chow, dealt more with the politics involved at the time.

At any rate, the theme song was certainly playing yesterday as laundry danced on the line.

"I Won't Dance."  (1935, "Roberta," Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Irene Dunne.)  Celeste had no interest in dancing or anything but a nap, going so far as to hide her face.

"Topsy-Turvy," 1999, Allan Corduner and Jim Broadbent, a gorgeous film about Gilbert and Sullivan and the writing of "The Mikado."

Ralph has a different perspective on the world, definitely topsy-turvy, even when he sleeps.

Ralph, my redheaded troublemaker, marches to a different drummer.  I had just removed the liverwurst and mayo from the refrigerator and turned to shut the door.  And...  "You talkin' to me?"  ("Taxi Driver," 1976, Robert De Niro.)

 It was another day at the movies.  It was a good day.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

And lots of Irish movies on TCM on St. Patrick's Day. I have selected a couple to record! Top 'o the mornin' to ya! (And yes, Maureen O'Hara ALMOST got the role of Anna, but it went to Deborah Kerr and her voice had to be dubbed. Silly Rodgers and Hammerstein, but they said they didn't want "A Pirate Queen" in their movie! We all lost out on that one!)