|Title:||Send Me No Flowers|
|11.08.14||DVR||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2014|
This is another one that's been on the DVR forever. It's a Rock Hudson/Doris Day comedy where Hudson plays a hypochondriac convinced he's dying so he tries to find a suitable replacement to take care of his wife. Tony Randall is the only part that I found still funny (he plays drunk for most of it and one bit where he repeats Hudson's speech about appreciating life to a bartender had me chuckling... "Have you ever felt a table? It's so smooth!"). Mostly I got a real wave of Idealized 60s life from this. The sets and locations they use for the house are pretty insanely Wealthy White America. I mean they have a phone in the backyard? And like 3 cars and the house has 4 stories and all they seem to do all day is hang out at the club and play white people sports. I know that was part of the effect of these movies... a little innuendo with a lot of wholesome innocence and happy faces.
Have you ever looked at a tree?
Anyway... this was supposed to be the matinee but I'm kind of running behind so I think a little juggling is in order and I'm going to dive back into the world of British horror with another double feature, this time with Hammer's anthology-friendly rival studio!