Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cinema Tuesdays {Phffft!}

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From 1954 it's the second movie that Jack Lemmon and Judy Holliday made together, after this one.
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In 1946, Charlie and Robert spend the entire war (or at least since the Americans finally joined) working for the Navy behind a desk in New York.
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Charlie then introduces Robert to Nina, a young radio writer doing research on the Navy. He offers to help her do her taxes, but not on the government's time of course.
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So they go back to her room and Robert explains his interesting theory about receipts.
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At the end of the summer, Robert has received his discharge and has gotten a job at a law firm and Nina has been given her own soap opera to write.
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Robert then suggests that maybe they should file a joint income tax return.
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Fast Forward eight years and Robert is a partner in his firm and Nina is now writing the very successful TV show: Serena Noble, Doctor's Wife.
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However their marriage is stuck in a rut, so Nina suggests that maybe they should get divorced.
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And Robert says that he has come to the same conclusion.
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Isn't this a great bathroom.
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"Well Mrs. Tracey, that sure was a beautiful divorce"
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"He'll probably never get over me"
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So, Robert moves in with Charlie, who's still a bachelor.
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And Nina's mother picks her up from the airport and takes her for a liquid lunch.
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Nina is then asked out by the lead actor from her TV show.
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But he only wanted to offer her suggestion about what to do with his character.
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All Robert wants to do is to finish his book, but Charlie sends him on a date with this girl named Janice that he knows.
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This is Kim Novak's first movie and she does this impression/parody of Marilyn for the entire movie.
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Robert can't believe how dumb Janice is or that she invites herself up to his place before they've eaten.
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Robert then gets depressed and sends Janice on her way.
Isn't this a great dress! Reminds me of Grace Kelly's in Rear Window.
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Nina is also depressed and so she decides to learn French, but she isn't good at it.
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Robert, being middle aged, buys a red sports car.
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Whereas Nina buys a new wardrobe.
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They had planned to take dance lessons while they were married, so now they both head down to Arthur Murray.
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Nice sleeves.
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Robert also grows a moustache and blonde young enough to be his daughter.
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I love her jewellery here.
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Look who is about to run into each other.
Maybe if they had gone dancing once in a while, they wouldn't have gotten divorced.
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I love her black dress in this scene. Wait till you see it in action, it's perfect.
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The next day Robert has his secretary call Nina.
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Isn't this just the perfect outfit for that at home days?
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Robert goes over that night to go over Nina's taxes, but it doesn't go well. I always wear a little black dress when going over my taxes, don't you?
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Mother then suggests that Nina should try a little rebound to get over Robert.
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Robert has the same thought and trades in his moustache for a velvet robe and calls Janice over to see his tiger skin rug.
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Janice then mentions that Charlie has gone to play pony express with Nina that night.
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Good Ol' Charlie.
So, how do Nina and Robert get back together?

1 comment:

Millie Motts said...

Another one to add to my list! Thanks for the recommendation.