Friday, July 31, 2009

friday night random; the cold war heats up

Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr produce the kiss that everyone missed in The King and I, Yul slips in some tongue? (for the good of the scene, of course), and bald men everywhere pump their fists and cheer.

I haven't watched this yet but just happened upon it on youtube and am intrigued, because I seem to be more keen on watching random Deborah Kerr movies that next to no one has heard of than watching some of the cinema classics I still need to check off my list (A Clockwork Orange, anyone?)

Trivia (from imdb):
  • Ron Howard and Jason Robards' film debut
  • "During filming, Yul Brynner's hand was cut by a former crazed lover who traveled across Europe to find him. There are scenes where Brynner's bandaged hand is not shown on screen and there are scenes where he is holding a prop to camouflage the hand."


  1. Slightly OT but zomg A Clockwork Orange was crazy. I saw it at like 1am one weekend. I don't know if there is ever an appropriate time or place to watch that film, but middle of the night could be close.

    Also I'm going to try and book my train tickets this weekend, we should coordinate times for arrival and departurrrre. Ring me or fbook me or something.

  2. Whoa, that one looks a bit racier than the poster for The King and I. ;)

    Haha, I do that too...I've made an actual list of movies to see, got like 10 into it (I think the last one was They Shoot Horses, Don't They?) and then I was halted by a slight Gene Tierney obsession. Oops?

    When I was littler (oh, about 15 or 16) I liked A Clockwork Orange, but now I almost hate it. The book is good...the movie was way overdone. In my humble opinion, natch.

  3. rachel-i don't think there's an appropriate time either. i keep making excuses and then realize that for me there will never be a good time, so sooner rather than later i'm just going to have to bite the bullet.


    juliette-ikr?? it's also far less streamlined than the king and i.

    that is EXACTLY what i do. there are so many films that i watch purely for the actors in it that have very little value otherwise (other than historical). and i love love love they shoot horses, don't they? fav pollack right there.

    eventually i will watch the damn thing and i can see how my opinion matches up. :)

  4. Same here! When I went through my Bette Davis phase, there were all sorts of movies I watched (and --mainly-- enjoyed) that aren't really significant today, but made me feel I knew her better as a performer if that makes sense.

    It was really good...I don't think I'd really liked Jane Fonda before that, but afterwards I watched Klute and liked that too. :)

    Ha, you should.

  5. that absolutely makes sense, and that's absolutely how i feel about it too. you just worded it much more accurately than i did. :)

    and i feel the same way about fonda (though i haven't seen klute)

  6. Oh really? Sweet-- I thought I was rambling as usual.

    Klute's pretty good...add it to your list, haha...which I assume is already infinitely long. :)

    As I type this, Barbara Stanwyck is staring at me from your page and made me wonder...have you ever seen Cattle Queen of Montana?

  7. no far from it!

    yes, my list is indeed never it makes me sad that i'm sure i will never be able to actually finish it because it is forever growing.

    i have indeed! are you watching it?

  8. Well shucks. :)

    I understand completely. I was just telling someone else on here how I'd just last week made a list of movies to watch, and when I was done-- 10 pages, front and back. Eek.

    I am now...just got it in the mail. I know it's probably not one of her "better" movies, but I really love seeing her in can really tell she liked doing them.

  9. i watched it for exactly the same reason. :) i didn't really enjoy it all that much (i thought her wig was more frightening than the one in double indemnity!) but it's just twice the fun to watch her in westerns. one of these days i will get my hands on 40 guns for that crazy rope drag stunt. have you seen the furies?

  10. Hahaha, the wig is pretty bad.

    I didn't really like the movie, but she was fun to watch, like you said. Nope, haven't seen The Furies...better than this one?

  11. YES so much better. very recommended.

  12. Hate Clockwork Orange. Hate Hate Hate.
    Like your blog though.

  13. haha thanks matthew. i have the feeling i will hate it too (though of course i STILL haven't watched the blasted thing) but feel that i must for the sake of discussion if nothing else.

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