Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Rev. Harry Powell: There are things you do hate, Lord. 
Perfume-smellin' things, lacy things... things with curly hair. 

The great Charles Laughton, who directed this and only this,
was born on this day one hundred and sixteen years ago. 

Have you read the book his wife Elsa Lanchester
(Yes, The Bride of Frankenstein) wrote about him? You should.


sissyinhwd said...

One of the best movies ever! I love when Mitchum's watching the stripper and his switchblade goes off in his pocket. You also get to know, from a single performance, why Lillian Gish was considered such a treasure. The image of her with her shotgun on the screened-in porch is unforgettable, as many other images in the film. When I watch it I'm always struck that it would make a good American Folk Opera. I can even see it in my mind's eye on stage. Same with THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL. I could see it working on stage and who knew but Sondheim is doing the very thing right now. I think I'd rather it adapted as a play and not a musical. But still Sondheim.....

Uncle Mike said...

That book Elso wrote was fascinating!

Uncle Mike said...