the lodger and ivor novello and it was SO GOOD

okay this blog post is going to have to be short because my binder and my mother are both screaming at me, "do your homework"
but, being me, i will ignore them, (and the rules of punctuation and captitilization [and spelling, apparently]) to write this because I just saw one of the best movies last night and it was so good and just...ah.

IT WAS SO GOODDD AHHHH. Okay it was so much better than the one with Laird Cregar and I HATE merle oberon I kept hoping for her to get killed it was so annoying. BUT THIS WAS SO GOOD. I was watching it in the middle of the night and I woke my dad up and said "THAT WAS SO GOOD" and then left the room. THATS HOW GOOD IT WAS.
I am shouting. I apologize. (but it was sooo good) Ivor Novello was so good as the lodger. He was the right amount of creepy and likable and he was so good looking. Then this actress called June Tripp played Daisy, the lodging house owner's daughter and she was also surprisingly good. I mean, usually in movies like that all the girls have to do is scream but she brought some well-needed depth to the character. And the way the movie was shot oh my GOD! the kiss scene has to top my list of one of the coolest, sexiest scenes EVER. And the title cards were so COOL.
I need to calm down.
The only thing that annoyed me about this movie was that there were way too many shots of the lodging house owners. I seriously fast fowarded through their scenes because they were way too boring compared with the rest of the movie. I thought the guy who played the father was Eric Blore for a second and then a few minutes in I realized he was half as good as Eric Blore and I was like "pssshh"
And being the juvenile preteen that I am, I liked this ending better. Because it was happy. But I can appreciate a bad ending at times when the story is right, but I was glad about the happy ending because during the movie you were totally on Ivor Novello's side the whole time.

And who wouldn't be?
Oh and I was reading about Ivor Novello and apparently he was gay so boo hoo but apparently he was some big composer so now I want to go out and buy his sheet music and take piano lessons.
This movie is so good. GO WATCH IT. Please. Even though it's a silent, and a lot of people have their prejudices against silents (personally, I love them) but IT WAS SO GOOD.


The Paradine Case (1947)

I'd go to church for Gregory Peck...
  Last night, I received my Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection of DVDs.
Suffice it up to the above, that I was pretty (explitive) excited.
And who the peck wouldn't be? It has Rebecca, The Young and Innocent, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (the first Lodger, not with Laird Cregar, and this one is silent), Spellbound, The Paradine Case, Lifeboat, Sabotage, and NOTORIOUS :]
Last night, I watched the Paradine Case. It was pretty good, but I think one of the only reasons I liked it was because of Gregory Peck's performance. Valli, who played Mrs. Paradine, was pretty good, but Ann Todd was so annoying. The movie is about a "fascinating" woman (Valli) who is suspected of killing her blind husband. Gregory Peck plays her lawyer, who ultimately becomes infatuated with her, and Ann Todd plays the good little wife.  OH, and Louis Jourdan was in it as the misogynist aide to the blind husband, who is also suspected of having an affair with Mrs. Paradine. I loved Louis Jourdan, because I hated his character a ton at the beginning, but by one of the last scenes in the courtroom, I really sympathized with his character is some respects, though I am not a misogynist. Gregory Peck was also good, but I think Gregory Peck is 90% of the time good. Valli was also good, for this being her first film. She was discovered by David O. Selznick in Italy and brought her to America to make her a big star, though she was already well established in Italy. 
The two issues I had regarded Ann Todd and the character's motives. Ann Todd, was so simpy (her character's name was Gay and in the beginning of the movie she is annoyingly cheerful) and the way she just let Gregory Peck walk all over her really made me annoyed, and she didnt do it in an attractive way. She just was all...whiny. And I never fully understood why Gregory Peck thought Mrs. Paradine was so fascinating.
Oh, and I also got Bringing Up Baby out of my public library, and (since I have this thing about watching the special features first) there was this really cute cartoon on it. I found it on Youtube, and it's in okay-quality but I'll give the link anyway. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEDoiUgLjCA 
Sorry it's not in one of those tinyurl things, I don't know how to do them.



School has officially started. I have to go read. But I thought I would say hi anyway.