Friday, March 27, 2009

I'm on 'Ask Mick LaSalle

If you've been dying to hear the sound of my voice, you can hear me stumble through half a question on "Ask Mick Lasalle." The first part of the question that got cut off for time was my description of my attempts to like actors who I previously disliked. "I had rousing success with Kay Francis, whom I'd only seen in In Name Only where she plays a really unpleasant character. I watched some of her earlier films that you (Mick) had recommended and I just love her now. I had some success with Leslie Howard, whom I'd only seen in Gone With the Wind. After three or four movies I was about to give up on him and then I found Pygmalion, which I really liked on account of his floppy hair which really worked for me. Then I utterly failed with Gail Patrick who I'd seen play unpleasant characters but still haven't seen her as the heroine where I can stand her."

This is a great podcast as they discuss various adaptations of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.


kda0121 said...

I was that way with Warren William the first time I saw him. Now, I love the guy.

AbbyNormal said...

Jenny - You sounded great! I liked your question and always love hearing movie discussion. Thank you so much for pointing us to Mick's podcasts now and then because I always forget to check them out.

Based on the first question posed, I am keen to watch "In The Name of Thy Father" because I have never seen it and having toured Kilmainham Gaol where part of it was filmed, it will be doubly interesting.

However, I have to admit, I was disappointed that "The Quiet Man" was so handily tossed aside. I may never be able to forgive Mick for that. How dare he! :-)

Jennythenipper said...

For me it was love at first Warren William movie, KDA.

Abby, In the Name of the Father is great. I actually saw it when I was living in Ireland so that really added to the experience. I'm glad you got to Kilmainham Gaol, I'd forgotten that part of it was filmed there. Also, I think Michael Collins was filmed there as well, though that movie has a really unbalanced view of the Irish revolution, still has some great performances all around.

My pick for best movie about Ireland is John Huston's adaptation of The Dead. It's a very low key film, but it captures the novella perfectly and it was all filmed in Dublin.

I do love the Quiet Man and I too was annoyed that neither Leba nor Mick stood up for it. Usually if I disagree with Mick, Leba charges in to the rescue.

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