Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Classic sundays

Ever have trouble keeping up with the insanely quick dialogue in movies such as His Girl Friday? A decade ago I went on a marathon watching nothing but old classics such as The Palm Beach Story and It Happened One Night. They aren't always easy to find, Blockbuster tends to have more recent fare and if you don't live close to a specialty rental store it can get quite expensive. In this day and age it's easy to get access to great classics, the question is whether you have the time and the patience...

William Powell and Myrna Loy starring in The Thin Man (links in orange, pictured above). Don't mix it up with The Third Man... The Thin Man is a light fluffy adventure film of the detective novel by Dashiell Hammett.

ITV will be remaking The Pale Horse, adding Marple as a main player in the mystery. One hopes they will tie Adriadne Oliver in the story since she does play a minor role... which will also tie the Poirot world and Marple universe together.

Done a number of years ago, this one is closer to the original story. here