Monday, February 1, 2010

A little Eye Candy... (also, Guys and Dolls)

Oh... my... goodness.... I think I was born in the wrong Decade

I rented and watched the 1955 version of Guys and Dolls last week and found myself entirely enchanted with it - largely due to 31 year old Marlon Brando's performance as lovable gambler Sky Masterson. How come nobody told me before about Marlon Brando??? and what he used to look like????? I found myself quickly falling for a man that was born over half a century before me (never mind that he has been dead for six years). I know I have seen Streetcar in high school, but did I just not notice? How could I?

Anyway, Guys and Dolls was an absolute treat. The songs are great, the set is beautiful and Ol' Blue Eyes is in it. There is really nothing to argue about. There are also amazing performances by Jean Simmons, Vivian Blaine, and Stubby Kaye as Nicely-Nicely. Lovely Jean Simmons - who only just passed away a few days ago - was especially wonderful as conservative Mission Sargent Sarah Brown and her performance of "If I were a bell" is not to be missed.

My Favorite, however, was the show's hallmark song, "Luck be a Lady" performed by Brando (not Sinatra as I had assumed). He brings a kinda flavor to it that adds so much. The sewer set is really cool as well.

Go see it, NOW! Tell me what you think, though I know you'll love it!
Anyone have any other recommendations of movies you think I'll like from this era? Anyone?

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