Tonight’s pre World Cup viewing is Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. I’ve been meaning to catch up on his films ever since James Leer bothered to carve his name into the back of his hand in Michael Chabon’s Wonderboys.
I was reminded by a fantastic quote I read today
There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins.
And the cardinal sin is dullness.
This one is a bit less charming
[on Marilyn Monroe] “Breasts she had. And a wiggly figure. But to me sex is class, something more than a wiggly behind. If it weren’t, I know 200 whores who would be stars.”
Poster by the inimitable Olly Moss