Monday, September 22, 2008

`These people are dangerous. They're ... Wild."

Just got feedback from a vile, vile friend of mine, who watched the "Paper Moon" clips and commentary.

"I'll say its ok - but if you want dialogue that's old (just to give it credence) why don't you look at 12 angry men? Maybe you just like it because the little girl is stubborn and obnoxious and precocious and gets her way?"

Re-reading that, perhaps he's saying that I relate to her because I'm "stubborn and obnoxious and precocious," which was a jab I didn't get upon first reading. But, no matter, he never has had a way with words anyway.

The one good takeaway from Friend's unelegant drivel was reminding me about 12 Angry Men. There's the Jack Lemmon one, and while he was a beautiful old talent, the Lumet's is really greater.


It's done by Sidney Lumet, and has Henry Fonda in it! And the tag was: "Life Is In Their Hands -- Death Is On Their Minds!" Ahhh, if that doesn't make you a little excited ...

Lucas, thank you for bringing it to mind.

1 comment:

Paramendra Bhagat said...

"the little girl" is one of the most powerful characters I have seen on a movie screen, right up there with Brando in Godfather ------