Sunday, February 10, 2008
What a day this is! Turner Classic Movies is presenting an amazing lineup of wonderful films.
I am currently watching "Gaslight", a great George Cukor psychological mystery starring Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman, and when that is finished we move on to Hitchcock's "Spellbound" also starring Bergman, and, of course, Gregory Peck. This is good Hitchcock and Bergman at her loveliest. The film is a joy to behold. And it just keeps getting better. Next up is the "Maltese Falcon", with Bogie, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Elisha Cook, Jr. Aaaaaaaah! Bliss!
Then comes "Murder On the Orient Express" starring Albert Finney as Poirot, a young Sean Connery and, once again, Ingrid Bergman, thirty years after her appearance in "Gaslight". It' a trifle but an amusing romp with some great talents having fun with Dame Agatha's characters.
But wait! There's more! "Sleuth" starring Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier in a delightfully evil confrontation; then Tim Burton's "Nightmare Before Christmas" and the magnificent "Lord Of the Rings: Return Of the King" and then, the chilling "Silence Of the Lambs". And if you are still awake "Se7en", the "head in a box" shocker.
For a movie fan, it just doesn't get better than this.