Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The "eh" is for Lana Turner. I'm sorry, but I cannot muster up any enthusiasm for her. Last night, as part of our Meet Up series, we watched The Postman Always Rings Twice. It was my first time seeing this classic, start-to-finish, and I was underwhelmed.
Lana is beautiful and she was 25 playing 25. In many of her star turns in the late 1950s-early 1960s, she was a menopausal woman playing much younger and it didn't help her performances. But in this she was well cast. She just wasn't very interesting. And Cecil Kellaway, as her older husband, was warm and cuddly and not at all deserving of what he got. John Garfield was pretty neat, though, very contemporary and real among the showier performances.
I enjoyed the Meet Up, too. Not as much as last month, but then, the movie wasn't as much fun and it wasn't a new experience anymore. I still intend to go next month.
PS Last month, I discovered the moderator, Will, currently does work for the company that let my friend, Ed, go. Last night I learned he once worked with an old art director/partner of mine. What a small world!