5 great films I saw in October

October 22, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Posted in Film | 2 Comments

my man godfrey

1. My Man Godfrey (1936)

So, I finally got to watch this film after putting it on the back burner for so long. I have to say that something was definitely wrong with me for waiting so long – the film is hilarious! I’m going to definitely expand my commentary on this film some other time!

Kramer vs. Kramer2. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

I actually watched Kramer vs. Kramer, because I sort of have this personal goal to watch all of Dustin Hoffman’s films – from the good to the bad. But, this is definitely one of his BEST roles (and one of Meryl Streep’s best, too!). I totally cried like a baby, at the end of the film.


3. Rose Marie (1936)

I was watching TCM on a lazy afternoon, and this charming film came on. I didn’t expect much, but I totally enjoyed this film. This is another one I hope to expand on when I get the time!


4. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Though some might call me crazy, I am NOT a huge Cary Grant fan. Having said that, I found him so irresistible in this film. Oddly, I didn’t find Myrna Loy’s role too exciting, but teen Shirley Temple made up for it!


5. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

What can I say about this? This children’s picture book was always one of my favorites, but since it only consists of ten sentences, I could not imagine how they were going to translate it onto the big screen. Thank God for talented writers, because the film was amazing.

Seriously, I know I have been lacking in my posts, but I’ve been terribly frustrated with midterms. I should have more time for this blog in a couple weeks!


Boom Town (1940)

October 14, 2009 at 10:54 am | Posted in Film | Leave a comment
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So, I’m finally getting around to discussing this film, which I actually watched a couple of weeks ago. And, as expected, it did not disappoint!

Quick summary: The film revolves around two friends, “Big John” McMasters(Gable) and “Square John” Sand(Tracy), and their tumultuous adventures as dreaming and scheming wildcatters. The two oilmen continue to experience the ups and downs of the industry, when Sand’s sweetheart Elizabeth “Betsy” Bartlett(Colbert) comes into town. She becomes the ultimate test to the pair’s friendship, when she and McMasters fall for each other.

The rest of the film depicts the “make or break” reality of the industry, as the two friends struggle to realize their material desires. Their struggles are heightened when Sand finds out about McMaster’s extramarital relationship with a beautiful industry advisor Karen Vanmeer(Lamarr). In his eternal devotion to Betsy, Sand knocks some needed sense into his longtime friend and ultimately saves McMaster’s marriage.

I realize that I didn’t detail the plot too much, but I’d rather just simply state why this film was so likeable – pardon my laziness. I feel that the loyalty motif explored in the characters’ relationships with one another really defined the film. Sand and McMasters are always seeking each other out, despite their competitive natures toward each other. Sand does whatever it takes to make Betsy happy, who in turn stands by McMasters through it all. I guess you can say that this is exactly what the film tries to reason by the end: material fortune compares nothing to the true happiness of human bonds.

Big John and Square John

On a last note, I honestly bought this film to see some more Clark Gable yumminess, but instead ended up with a rejuvenated love for Spencer Tracy. My heart just broke for “Square John” throughout this film.

Bayside Ball

October 7, 2009 at 2:14 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
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This is a completely off-topic post, but I really want to go to this event:

bayside ball

Sounds like a real fun night out – ’40s style! Too bad my friends don’t appreciate this era as much as I do.

Happy Birthday, Kate

October 5, 2009 at 3:01 am | Posted in Muse | Leave a comment

Today marks the 34th birthday of the gorgeous and talented Kate Winslet!


I cannot even begin to express how much I respect and admire Kate as an actress, so I shall leave it at this: I believe she is one of the greatest actors of our time. Cheers, Kate!

Done Somebody Wrong

October 3, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Yes, for some reason, whiternoise.com is no longer available. I’m not really sure how it happened, but I am pretty upset. I had bought a hosting package from what it seemed, at the time, a legitimate and trustworthy host. So, just sit tight while I try to get this new blog started up. I’m not sure what I’ll do about the posts I lost, sigh.

Sad as I am, I did watch Boom Town last weekend, so I’ll have that review up soon!

[edit]: Just added the Top 10 favorite Actors and Actresses Lists! Very fun but challenging!

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