Saturday, January 23, 2010

Vote In The New Poll

Of these 1930s-era Howard Hawks movies, which do you like best?


Twentieth Century

Bringing Up Baby

Only Angels Have Wings

Remember, there are no wrong answers, only movies you haven't seen yet.


Maggie said...

One of my all time favorite, 'Bringing up Baby'.

How could it have been given such bad reviews when it first came out? (If I'm recalling correctly)

Character galore, Cary Grant and zaniness.

How many times can I vote? (grew up in Illinois)

Mythical Monkey said...

Vote early, vote often, I always say!

Beveridge D. Spenser said...

BRINGING UP BABY is the best movie ever made, so that answers your question right there.

I watched ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS ~30 years ago, and loved it ever since. But I re-watched it recently with my wife and was appalled at the casual racism and misogyny. My wife (who had loved it with me when we first saw it) couldn't watch it to the end. The treatment of the native women pushed her over the edge.

I still say it's a great movie, but deeply flawed.

Beveridge D. Spenser said...

Darn, I forgot to blog-whore:

Anonymous said...

gooo Bringing up Baby! one of the funniest movies ever!

Mythical Monkey said...

Darn, I forgot to blog-whore

Blog whoring is not only welcomed, it's required. Everybody -- get yourself over to Cool Beveridge before you take another drink.

Re: Only Angels Have Wings: Speaking of beverages, I suspect one could get a serious drinking game going with OAHW -- take a drink every time somebody says "Calling Barranca, calling Barranca." Except you'd be in a freakin' coma by the end of the first reel.

Maggie said...

Seriously, I only voted once, but I like how this is going.


Lupner said...

I'm going to have to jump on the Bringing Up Baby bandwagon, though I openly admit to having ONLY seen BUB of all the films listed. I adore it so much that I kinda can't imagine not voting for it . . .

Lupner said...

p.s. Will do my best to catch up with the other films nevertheless!

Mythical Monkey said...

Will do my best to catch up with the other films nevertheless!

I got Only Angels Have Wings as part of a Cary Grant box set that included Holiday, The Awful Truth, The Talk Of The Town and His Girl Friday. $39.99 at and for that price, you even get free shipping!

Bellotoot said...

Bringing Up Baby going away. Scarface and Only Angels Have Wings, pick 'em. Twentieth Century trails the pack.

In short, it's not a horse race.

Mythical Monkey said...

In short, it's not a horse race.

No horses that I can recall, but there is a leopard. And as Cary Grant pointed out, "When a man is wrestling a leopard in the middle of a pond, he's in no position to run."

So racing is right out.