I don’t know if I have expressed this here enough, but I LOVE THIS MOVIE.
Doris Day, “Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps.”
I love this track for many reasons: 1) the way Doris sings it, 2) it’s used during one of the best moments of Strictly Ballroom (you haven’t seen it? GO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW), 3) it’s just a wonderful song, period.
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Happy 88th birthday, Doris Day!
Doris Day on ‘Que Sera Sera’: “The first time somebody told me it was going to be in that movie, I thought, ‘Why?’ I didn’t think there was a place to put that song. … I thought, ‘I’m not crazy about that. Where are they going to put it? For what?’ … I didn’t think it was a good song.” [complete interview here]
I love her so much! And her laugh sounds the same.
Actually, it is the comic obstacle course of Doris Day’s life, her lack of instinctive knowledge about “being a woman,” and the concomitant drive, ambition, and energy that are closer to the American reality … Where Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly have only to lift a finger or an eyebrow, Doris Day must work hard, and for a happiness that seems more often than not to hang by a thread.
I’m on “The Fifties” chapter of Molly Haskell’s From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies. I haven’t agreed with some of the points she makes (a few of the things she says seem very dated, since the book came out in 1974*), but a large amount of what she says makes a whole lot of sense.
*I’m reading the second edition which came out in 1987.