Saturday, August 16, 2008
My Hollywood Rant...
Those late summer nights mesmerized by flickering images on the television. Watching my Bette, Davis that is. She left scorch marks across her leading men. I think the first Bette Davis movie I saw was “Of Human Bondage” I was just a teenage girl of 13 or 14. I was enthralled! She was riveting as Mildred Rogers, I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. I think this movie is what cemented my love affair with classic movies. I drive my husband nuts. You can name a movie and I can tell you who was in it. What a useless talent to have!
Now, I see they have made a remake of one of my all time favorites. “The Women” with Meg Ryan in the Norma Shearer role. Hmmm, Meg Ryan or Norma Shearer? Please give me Miss Shearer. I physically cringed when I heard Ryan had the lead role. Sorry, but there is no comparison. What has happened in Hollyweird? They really seem to be out of ideas this past 10 or 15 years. They're always catering to the bubble gum crowd, which the movies consist of little more than explosions and big-breasted women and of course CGI. Ugh! There is only so much CGI I can take. Give me something with some meat, something to chew on! Give me leading actors that sizzle across the screen. We seem to have so few of them now. It seems an epidemic has hit our country. Everything is becoming substandard. Even our entertainment! Okay, I’ll quit whining now. Maybe I'm way off base, what do you think?