I love watching black and white films. There’s just something so stunning yet simplistic about these films- they just draw me right in. I love imagining being a part of that era- Old Hollywood. Without all of the special effects and distraction of color I am totally focused on the actors- it’s a totally different experience than watching films of today. Many of my friends and family say the hate B&W films- I’m shocked because most of the time I would prefer B&W. So I thought that it would be a great idea to share a B&W movie a week on this here blog.
My first pick, which I watched last night, is The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown.
Laurel Srevens (Jane Russell), a movie star is kidnapped by a pair of amateurs, Mike Valla (Ralph Meeker) and “Dandy” (Keenan Wynn). But their hearts aren’t really into their work and they decide to let her go. Laurel, worried abut the effect a phoney kidnapping will have on her career, tells them they’ve got to go through with it for real. She points out that in the past, she’s been a party to number of outrageous publicity stunts and, because they abducted her on the eve of the release of her new film, “The Kidnapped Bride,” she tells them her career will collapse unless they make the kidnapping look like it was on the level.
- – Written by Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>