Irene loves films - and writes about them - Classics and Moderns - Hollywood and others, too. As long as it is connected with films - it might appear on this blog..
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This blog is actually written for those who
like films - the non-profesional viewer especially. I believe that if you do something you should enjoy it.. And maybe you'll find something here you think you might enjoy to watch - or an actor/actress you'd like to see more of..
There will be some reviews, picture posts and several series on this blog.
Somehow everything is related to films..
Errol Flynn: "My wicked, wicked ways",
David Bret: "Joan Crawford - Hollywood Matyr",
Stone Wallace: "George Raft - The Man who would be Bogart",
Paul Donnelley: "Judy Garland",
Jerry Lewis: "Dean & Me (a Love Story)",
Lee Server: "Ava Gardner - Love is Nothing",
James Cagney: "Cagney by Cagney",
Lilli Palmer: "Change Lobsters and Dance",
Harpo Marx: "Harpo speaks",
Groucho Marx: "Groucho and me",
Jeff Lenburg: "Peekaboo - the Story of Veronica Lake"
Lucille Ball: "Love, Lucy"
Alexander Walker: "Vivien - the life of Vivien Leigh"
and one or two other books.. ;")
I know I haven't did one of these in months...not since last October when I talked about one Fran Kubelik. So sorry everyone, my only excuse being busy at work and so many blogs that I contribute to. My apologies to Irene as well. But here I am with a brand spanking new post about one of my fave film characters ever...Uncle Charlie from Alfred Hitchcock's 1943 classic, Shadow of A Doubt. As played by Joseph Cotten, Uncle Charlie Oakley is the sophisticated and world traveler who is always on the mind of his niece, Charlotte "Charlie" Newton. Well Uncle Charlie also happens to be the Merry Widow killer, and heads home to visit his family while hiding out from the police.
The impressionable Charlotte and her Uncle Charlie enjoying a nice meal
Uncle Charlie is all polite and good manners, you just don't suspect him to be a murderer of women. But he is, much to the dismay of his niece. Uncle Charlie may be a monster, but he's so gosh darned charming too. So sincere and patient and kind. But can flip the switch just like that and become very menacing and physical. One of Hitch's best characters ever to grace the screen. Does every family have an Uncle Charlie? I mean not a murderer mind you, but someone so suave and smooth, that everyone just loves to death. Probably so.
Some of Irene's favourite directors (in no particular order)
Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, George Cukor, Michael Curtiz, Douglas Sirk, Ernst Lubitsch, Preston Sturges, Tim Burton, Otto Preminger, Tarsem Singh, Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, William Wyler...