Robert, yesterday. like so many film fans, I was saddened to learn of the passing of the terrific Kirk Douglas, a somber event that, unfortunately, many news services, either seemed to overlook, or to make all too brief a note of, probably because of the large amount of attention grabbing news, that's been occurring this week.I'll be watching my Blu-ray of "The Bad and Beautiful" today as a salute to this great actor.
Because the major stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood are gone except for Olivia de Havilland. It makes us take stock in our own mortality as we know that death is just around the corner for all of us.Why sombre? To reach 103 is an achievement to celebrate. It would have been sombre if he had died at 50, or even 60.
I like this film as well. Two charismatic Hollywood greats here. Doris is a luscious babe and a wonderful singer. Another Paramount film we need on Blu-ray.
I watched the HD digital of "Teacher's Pet" (Filmed in 1957, but released in 1958) a romantic comedy starring Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young, Mamie Van Doren and Nick Adams. The cast even had a younger version of Richie Cunningham's mother (Marion Ross) in the film. I forget how funny this film was and some of the messaging in it. When I was a kid, I wasn't a big fan of Doris Day. However, I must say as a mature adult, her status has grown with me quite a lot over the years. Her speaking and singing voice were just sexy as I could listen to her sing all day long. She was such an attractive actress. As to Gable, he was fine in the role, but I wish he was ten years younger. Gig Young actually got nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in this film.
By the way, this is a VistaVision "Black and White" movie in the 1.85 film ratio. I must say the HD digital is a big improvement over the 2005 DVD.
A young Marion Ross:
Anthony, since you posed the question as to why I used the term somber to characterize the passing away of Kirk Douglas, from this mortal coil, please allow me to venture an answer.Why sombre? To reach 103 is an achievement to celebrate. It would have been sombre if he had died at 50, or even 60.
I have that Blu-ray, a good film that was directed by the star of the film Cornel Wilde, with my man Dan Duryea playing his brother along with Wilde's real wife at that time, Jean Wallace.Have any of you seen the noir "Storm Fear"? I've always been curious about it but never pulled the trigger...
I was never a huge Duryea fan but apparently he was one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. I did enjoy him in Scarlet Street.I have that Blu-ray, a good film that was directed by the star of the film Cornel Wilde, with my man Dan Duryea playing his brother along with Wilde's real wife at that time, Jean Wallace.