Saturday, October 22, 2016

One Step Beyond


Picked up on our Hitchcock theme by seeing a special 3-D presentation of "Dial M for Murder" at the Village Cinema East. It was my "first" 3-D movie, and what a way to begin, with Grace Kelly at her most luminous and Robert Cummings looking every bit the part of "another man." Love how a nearly two hour film can be almost entirely set in a single room yet you're engrossed from beginning to end. 


I use the scare quotes on first because I attempted to see the third "Jaws" with my Michigan best friend, Mark, in the summer of '83 at the Fiesta Village in Mesa, but had to get a refund after explaining to the manager the film was in "negative 3-D"! 


Although the effects weren't working -- the projector must have been failing -- and I got a major headache, I did stay seated long enough to fall in lust with John Putch, whose Hanes-briefs-romp-in-the-sand may just have been what sealed the deal for my homosexuality. Swoon ...

4 comments:

JimmyD said...

Ha! Saw 'Dial M' and 'House of Wax' in 3D at Film Forum a month ago. Fun stuff :)

jaragon said...

Kenneth you have to see Vincent Price in "House of Wax" in 3 -D now that is a true eye popping experience

Sam said...

My seal the deal moment was discovering a picture of a shirtless Davy Jones wearing love beads and playing guitar. It was on the back of one of my sister's Monkees albums and I couldn't stop looking at it.

Dwight Williamson said...

Cary Grant Grace Kelly Jessy Royce Landis, To Cstch a Thief, Nice France, also Hitchcock. This was when Kelly was her most beautiful

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