Thursday, November 26, 2009

Jose Gives Thanks.

Jose here.

Although we don't have anything resembling Thanksgiving in my culture (Penélope Cruz was talking about that on Letterman the other day) I have a special place in my heart (and stomach) for turkey, gravy and pumpkin pie.

I also feel very grateful for the following: Technicolor, Woody Allen banter, Judy Garland's smile, the millisecond of suspense between normal talking and spontaneous singing in the musicals, post-Volver Penélope, the Truffaut/Hitchcock book, still being thrilled by the sepia-to-color switch in The Wizard of Oz, Nino Rota and La Strada, Julia Roberts' laugh, Scarlett and Rhett, Bette Davis' eyes, Ingrid Bergman's Italian phase, Jett Rink, Jacques Tourneur horror flicks, The Blob, pre-supermom Gwyneth, WALL-E, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Anne Hathaway at award shows, Brando as Kowalski, Meryl!, Gene Kelly's butt, subtitles...

Audrey Hepburn's weird morning eating habits circa '61, Nathaniel letting me write all of this, West Side Story, Madge dancing as Susan, the Green Fairy and knowing that as I write this there's still thousands of movies I haven't seen, ready for me to feel grateful about them later on.


Just-a-reader said...

Amen to that! Specially for the inmortal Butlers and the charismatic miss Hathaway.


"the millisecond of suspense between normal talking and spontaneous singing in the musicals"

best thing to be thankful for EVAH.

i don't get why so many people thinks that's something bad about musicals. It's so exciting. you're like here it comes here it comes wheeeeee

sally p. said...

Yeah to Ms. Hathaway !! Please put her in a quality movie musical ASAP- especially with Hugh Jackman (incredible chemistry between those two - there magnetism is close too Scarlett & Brett. ) Anne just has this effortless "IT Factor" vibe about her & she is just so darn likeable.

P.S. I can't wait to see her romancing Jake Gyllenhaal in "Love & Other Drugs". They also have wonderful chemisty. Hathaway is like Audrey Hepburn because she has great chemistry with all her film co-stars.

Magicub said...

Thanks for Meryl!,post VOLVER Penélope (Con tilde en la é),Ms Kidman and this blog