Wednesday, September 11, 2013

79 years!

Last night I went to my monthly movie Meet Up and saw It Happened One Night. There were about 20 of us, and we all laughed and thoroughly enjoyed it ... even though the movie was made an amazing 79 years ago.

Part of the reason why it still seems fresh is that both Gable and Colbert are less "actor-ish" and more natural and contemporary than other classic stars. (Joan Crawford and Lana Turner, I'm thinking of you two.) Gable, especially, is a charmer.

Part of it is the story. It's enduringly poignant to meet the right person at the wrong time.

Part of it is the timing. While this is a Recession, not a Depression, it's still good to be reminded that our countrymen are suffering.

Our moderator, Will, is very good at getting everyone to participate. I'm really glad I went.