16 September 2009 @ 10:12 pm
Favorite Grant Films  


In an effort to get things started here, I thought it might be nice to have everyone name their favorite Grant performance and why. He made so many great films (and some not so good ones...*cough* The Pride and the Passion *cough*) that I know it is hard to pick just one.

But let's say you were stranded on an island and could only take one of his films (and you would be able to take other films with you, but only one Grant selection. I thought I would throw that in there. Because there is no way I could live on an island with only 1 movie, Grant or no Grant. You know, maybe 5 movies total. *giggle*)...which one would it be?

My pick would be (and if you know me this is ABSOLUTELY no surprise) Notorious. I think Cary completely stepped out of his realm to play the character of T.R. Devlin, a man who is so tormented--something Cary had not done before. He is perfect in that role and each time I watch it I feel differently toward Devlin; sometimes complete hatred and sometimes absolute pity. Such a complex character. Ah! Hitchcock did wonders with Cary.

So what are your picks?

Discuss.



 
 
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laughingrat: Go West[personal profile] laughingrat on September 17th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
Whoa, that banner at the top is mighty GQMF.

I've got to go with "Bringing Up Baby." :-D
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Kabe: cary smoke fedora[personal profile] kittenbiscuits on September 17th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
Oh Bringing Up Baby. AH! Such a great one. I never get tired of it.

I LOVE this banner. The friend who made it is total a rock star.
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the_rev: notorious[personal profile] the_rev on September 17th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
I can't pick one! Bringing Up Baby, Arsenic & Old Lace, Notorious, and Charade.

Out of those? I don't know. That's too hard. Charade for cute, older Grant. Notorious for serious Grant. Bringing Up Baby for young, silly Grant.

I'm going to need to know more about this island. Will it provide me with comic relief or shall I supply my own? :D
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Kabe: davidhuxleythinking[personal profile] kittenbiscuits on September 22nd, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
All of those are great choices.

Let's see...comic relief on the island? Um, there would be lots of spider monkeys. If that ain't comedy I don't know what is! LOL!
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Aspen Sagan[personal profile] sharpest_asp on September 29th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
I'd go for a comedy, but it would be hard to choose. Likely Father Goose or Operation Petticoat.
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Kabe: cary smile[personal profile] kittenbiscuits on September 29th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
Both of those are so fun. And fairly appropriate, especially Father Goose...you know since they are stuck on an island and all. hehe


oh, and welcome!

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Quin Firefrorefiddle[personal profile] quinfirefrorefiddle on October 5th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
Hmm, either Charade or The Philadelphia Story, I think. And as much as I really love Charade, I think I have to go with TPS- I'm addicted to the ending.

Or, ooh, To Catch a Thief- I love Grant in that movie, but I'm not as big a fan of Grace Kelly as some, or at least not that character. But it is still so good.
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Kabe: CG1932 sexified[personal profile] kittenbiscuits on October 6th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)
Welcome!

I absolutely love TPS. It is definitely in my top 5. And Charade is really a fun film. It is so hard to narrow them down, isn't it?

TCAT is a great one too. He looked so fabulous. I recently had the great pleasure of seeing that one at my local drive-in, courtesy of TCM. If you want, you can read my write-up here: http://kittenbiscuits.dreamwidth.org/22603.html
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