Saturday, August 26, 2006

FO and old movies

So I have an FO for you - don't get to excited it's only a dishcloth. This is the August Mid Month for the monthly dishcloth KAL group.


I love the pattern on this one. As always details are here. I now have only three projects going. I am working on the Knit for the Cure dishcloth that was in time out for awhile, my Irish hiking scarf and a book mark for my next exchange partner.

I don't think I have ever mentioned this here but I love old classic movies. One of my favorite cable channels is TCM. So I have decided to keep track of some of the movies - classic and otherwise - that I watch here.

The first one I watched was After the Thin Man from 1936. It stars Myrna Loy and William Powell as Nora and Nick Charles - a married couple who also are detectives. There were 6 movies in the Thin Man series. In this movie they are trying to solve the murder of the husband of Nora's cousin, Selma. The movie is quite funny and has one of the best lines I have heard in a movie. At the beginning, Mr and Mrs Charles are on a train from New York to San Francisco. Nora asks Charles if he is packing. He answers her, as he is drinking, "yes dear I'm packing, packing away this liquor". I love that line. This movies also stars a young Jimmy Stewart as the love Selma left behind. As an added bonus Nora is knitting at the end. I give this movie 3 out of 4 stars.

The next movie I watched was The Shop Around the Corner from 1940 staring Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullivan. They are co-workers who can't stand each other. The only problem is that they are also anonymous pen pals who are falling in love. This movie was eventually remade as You've Got Mail. This is a very sweet love story that actually stands the test of time. Jimmy Stewart shines as the leading man - the perpetual nice guy. I a;so give this movie 3 out of 4 stars.

Next up are two Cary Grant movies, Arsenic and Old Lace
and Suspicion. Until next time ....

1 comment:

Purl said...

Yours is so much prettier than mine--my varigated yarn didn't contrast enough.