Monday, May 11, 2009

Movie Time

Often I am asked which films to watch as to get inspiraton for (what can only be refered to as)bombshell'ism.

My favourite films aren't there to draw inspiration from. They are usually because I can already relate in some way to the characters or a character.

Since I was a young child I adored cinema. I did so want to be an actress more than anything. I believe this is a common trait amongst Bombshells. And many do become successful at their stage and screen acting.

I could always put on a performance. I will still put on a performance (if anyone is willing to watch) My most popular solo act being 11 Ways To Die. Eleven often-gruelling and time-extended ways to die tragically, all of which ended with my body sinking languidly onto a couch in a wonderfully contrived position.

For all of you wonderful ladies wishing to know, here is a selection of films (which I recommend for various reasons) and in no particular order...

Breakfast At Tiffanys - directed by Blake Edwards
Holly Golightly is the ultimate bombshell. From beginning to end. Absolutely flawless. Bravo.
Gentlement Prefer Blondes - directed by Howard Hawkes
They don't. Howard Hughes was right! Jane Russell is just as magnificent as Marilyn Monroe in this film
Some Like It Hot - directed by the legendary Billy Wilder
Marilyn Monroe as Sugar Cane. A bit dim but sexy and loving life.
The Girl Can't Help It - directed by Frank Tashlin
Jayne Mansfield is fabulous as a lonely, reluctant star
The Breakfast Club - directed by John Hughes
This is an odd choice for me. But I love make-overs and I adore Molly Ringwald, the bombshell at heart.
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof - directed by Richard Brooks
The legendary Elizabeth Taylor is spectacular (and so is Paul Newman!!!)
Chicago - directed by Rob Marshall
Every woman in this film has IT!
Ferris Bueller's Day Off - directed by John Hughes
Sloane Petersen? Mia Sara is gorgeous. Swimming in a neglige or following her adventurous boyfriend around Chicago. What happened to her? I love Sloane she is definately Bombshell At School
Funny Girl - directed by William Wyler
Barbara Streisand. Fanny Bryce. I can watch this over and over. Guts, determination and charm. It's all in the attitude.
North By Northwest - directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Eva Marie Saint. Wow! Talk about knowing what you want and knowing how to get it!
Thoroughly Modern Millie - directed by George Roy Hill
Muzzie is the bombshell in this film! She is a mature bombshell and is a wonderful Jazz Baby
Match Point - directed by Woody Allen
Scarlett Johansson is a femme fatale
La Dolce Vita - directed by Frederico Fellini
swimming in the fountain anyone? Maybe it's the italian language that gets me
Swimming Pool - directed by Francois Ozon
This is like a feminine french version of Lolita. Ludivine Sagnier is such a Lolita
Annie - directed by John Huston
The sets are amazing. Watch out for Grace Farrell and her boudoir. She is a bombshell if there ever was a picture to go with the meaning. Style, grace, brains, talent and humility
I also love the showgirls at the cinema!
How To Marry A Millionaire - directed by Jean Negulesco
Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe.
Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom - directed by Steven Spielberg
Willie is the bombshell in this film. And she does a great job. Anything Goes
The Rear Window- directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Grace Kelly and her line "A preview of things to come"
The Long, Long Trailor - directed by Vincente Minelli
The magnificent Lucille Ball.
James Bond movies
Each and every Bond Girl for their own unique reasons.

1 comment:

  1. I love The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom. I'll have to see some of your other mentions.



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