... you can learn from:
Rocky: The doctor's decision is: Lillian Kramer stays on in the marathon! The doctor's assured me Lillian just has a slight sinus headache.Gloria: Headache. For all that quack knows she's... she's got a brain tumor.Robert: No, I don't think so. Only I'm not exactly sure, but I think it's different with a brain tumor. Different symptoms.Gloria: Yeah? How do you know?Robert: I saw it in a movie. Anita Louise and Richard Cromwell. That's what she died of. Anita Louise. A brain tumor. But it was different. Everything just suddenly got dim for her one day until finally she couldn't see at all. She couldn't even see Richard Cromwell when she kissed him goodbye.Gloria: Yeah? And well then she just died?Robert: Kind of. She just drifted off listening to her favorite tune. And then she was dead.Gloria: No pain or anything? They probably lied.
I'm in kind of a terrible mood today so I can't think of anything more appropriate than this miserable movie (nevertheless one of my favorite films of its year) or this miserable conversation therein, to mark the moment with. Luckily it's also the actor Michael Sarrazin's birthday (he was born on this day in 1940; he died in 2011) so I have a bit more reason for sharing this specific miserablism.
Has anyone ever seen the other movie Sarrazin released in 1969, Eye of the Cat? I have not but as I looked up things about him for this post I discovered this love letter to the movie from another blogger who seems to share my interests (aka goofy old horror movies with hot guys in them) and now I must see it immediately.
Eleanor Parker, who was only in her 40s when she made this movie, but in Hollywood in the 1960s that meant she could play old ladies -- but she's got a house full of cats and the male robber (played by a generously ogled Sarrazin) is terrified of cats.
As you can see by that video the movie's not gotten the 4K restoration treatment it so richly deserves; it's never been put out onto DVD or blu-ray; heck I don't even see a VHS tape on Amazon. The whole thing is uploaded, in awful quality, onto Dailymotion though - here's the first part and you can click onto the second half from there. This might cheer up a pretty dour day.