Friday, October 19, 2007

Getting To Know All About You.

This has been a hectic week. Though that is an understatement, I will not elaborate…because I don’t really even have time to be posting this. However, I hate that the last thing on here is that rant against the coworking gremlin from hell. Besides, there’s something I need to address.

Although I can thank my father for opening my eyes to a world of culty and controversial film at a (too) young age…it was my mother who started the real film obsession. I’m fairly certain I’ve written this before, but when most children wanted to watch cartoons and the like; I was obsessed with old movies. It started with musicals and then moved into comedy, then drama and finally…
film noir. But…like I said…it started with musicals. And one of the BEST was The King and I. The dresses…the songs…the KING (I was so in love with Yul Brenner). This week the world lost one of the only golden age stars left kicking…Deborah Kerr. I am heartbroken.

Most people remember her from The King and I and An Affair to
Remember, although this picture from From Here to Eternity is one of the most famous (and let’s admit it…HOT) love scenes of all time. She was elegant. She was beautiful. She could rock red hair. The woman was amazing…and it sucks that she’s dead. With her goes the end of an era that I have always wanted to be a part of, and due to a lack of technical skills regarding time machines...never will be. Fucking science. It’s holding me back!

9 keep(s) me blogging:

Rachel said...

Kerr was a fabulous actress. She was beautiful, elegant, and glamorus. Best of all, she was a redhead, too.

She will be missed by many!
Fabulous tribute.

Oh, btw, you got another totally fabulous award!

Laura said...

Wait - Deborah Kerr's dead?!? Wow. I didn't even know she was still alive. That is sad though.

Don't forget, you were also raised on those scary Faerie Tale Theatre videos with Shelley Duvall. I just remember those being totally f-ed up.

Sarah said...

I remember watching alot of those movies at your house. I think I saw The King and I with you for the first time. :) Thank YOU for introducing me to that world.
And Laura, I too was raised on those freaky ass Shelly Duvall movies. The only one I remember is The Princess and the Pea. Total drugs.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Now she was a lady of a different era. Imdb.com says she quit movies in 1968 because of the explicit sex and violence. The King and I was a classic. Would have been better if she'd kissed Brynner's head.

AxAtlas said...

She's a honey. More of a "Honey" than the one played by Jessica Alba...and more of a honey than Jessica Alba.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

That's too bad. Couldn't agree more - she was a classic.

froelica said...

I can't stand Jessica Alba.

C said...

You don't need a time machine, you just need a lot of vintage clothes.

The Future said...

With her exit goes the age of class, pride and dignity. And all that leaves us with is crass, snide and futility.