18 November 2011

It occurs to me that I...

...earlier described myself as:

"I know very few people in real life who like any of the oddball things that I do. My heart and soul are totally living in decades different than this one, so I am fairly useless when it comes to things most people seem to like to discuss in today's world."

Yes, that does sound about right.

01 November 2011

Where have all the dynamic...

...duos gone?

Today, I have been reflecting on Hollywood's 'Golden Age', which, before its untimely demise, gave the world some of the best and most heart-warming partnerships to grace a screen:

Fred and Ginger
Tracy and Hepburn
Bogart and Bacall
Laurel and Hardy
Abbott and Costello
Bing and Bob (and sometimes Dorothy)
Martin and Lewis
Preminger and Bass*
Frankie and Annette

(Not forgetting the Marx Brothers and the Three Stooges, which are hardly duos yet well worth a mention.)

I grew up watching their pictures, and find myself going back to them time and time again, all of these years later. Their magic will never be matched, and they will stay with me forever.

Who are your most memorable on-screen pairings**?

* a bit arty
** Yes, Redford and Newman are missing. They were a different time and place.