Monday, January 25, 2010

#33 The Big Sleep - a movie that put Sam to sleep...ha ha ha

1946. dir. Howard Hawks, starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall.

Seen it before? No.

The whole time I was watching this movie I had Bertie Higgins' Key Largo playing in my head! GAH! Did you know that Lauren Bacall was twenty-five years younger than Humphrey Bogart? I sure as hell didn't.

Sam's right...again...this movie was pretty difficult to follow but was interesting enough for me to stay opposed to my other half who fell asleep halfway through the film.

The one thing that Sam didn't mention was that, despite the delivery of his lines, Bogart was the George Clooney of his time (-the looks)...charming - in a flirty way despite not being terribly good looking...and a ladies man (yes, I went there). There were at least ten dames in the film and all of them flirted with him in such an embarrassing way. I swear that the suits he was put in were being worn high (think of Urkel from Family Matters). Also, I know this is blasphemous but his head looked bigger in proportion to his body...the entire movie!

Lauren Bacall has a great voice and her streak at the in-home casino was just awesome...I mean, come on, winning $28,000 in one spin of roulette? AWESOME! And adjusting for inflation...well, that's a nice chunk of change (roughly $305584.57 in 2008).

Would I watch it again? Yes, because you have to watch this movie more than once to get it.
Would I own it? It's on Netflix on Demand for now.

1 comment:

  1. #1, I only fell asleep for a couple minutes; #2, George Clooney smiles occasionally.