✜Movies Watched in 2014
#79—The Voice of the Turtle (1947)
The voice of the turtle is heard in our land
What a time we had Rosie, what a time we had. - The African Queen (1951) dir. by John Huston
Happy Birthday Barbara Stanwyck!
(July 16, 1907-January 20, 1990)
When we were shooting Golden Boy, the stages were dingy, dirty, and poorly ventilated. And the film wasn’t as fast in those days as it is now which necessitated the use of more electrical equipment, which, in turn, created heat. So anyone working from 8:45 in the morning until 7:30 at night could find it to be an exhausting experience. But when we would wrap production, and the staff and the cast and the crew would head for fresh air and home, very often Barbara would say to me "Golden Boy, get your ass into that set dressing room because we’re going to run tomorrow’s work." For an extra half to three quarters of an hour we would rehearse. She wanted me to be good. So if anyone ever needed a term for courtesy and consideration, generosity, and above all, professionalism, they would only need two words. One: Barbara. And the other: Stanwyck.
Happy Birthday Ginger Rogers!
(July 16, 1911-April 25, 1995)
In everything that I do I learn and try to put it to use. I have learned to go through life not into it. It`s like a boat. You must not let the water in or you`re sunk. Of course, I`ve made mistakes and I have had failures, but I do not dwell on them because people don`t care about garbage. When I make a mistake it`s like a bad leaf on a lettuce - I throw it out into the waste basket.
Danny Kaye and Glynis Johns in The Court Jester (1955)