Given the disappointing first displays of spring discussed in my last post I want to talk about something a bit more uplifting. Yesterday I was not doing much in the way of work or anything productive and had the occasion to stumble upon the movie, Sabrina on TV. Made back in the 50s, it stars Humphrey Bogart, William Holden, and (my favorite) Audrey Hepburn. Really the movie isn’t half bad…a little funny, a bit dated, but Ms. Hepburn more than makes up for that with what is just a phenomenally charming performance as the daughter of a business tycoon’s chauffeur who finds herself torn between two brothers. There are some more serious undercurrents of brotherly competition and even some class warfare but Hepburn is just a pleasure to watch and really makes the movie worthwhile. I would have to say that really Breakfast at Tiffany’s is my favorite of her films and then maybe Sabrina or perhaps Roman Holiday. I really wish there was another actress around today that could match up with Audrey and (to be honest) I mean that in really the most superficial sense you can imagine. Though I do appreciate her acting, I think her range of characters was perhaps a little weak. If you haven’t seen these films then you certainly should. Patrick OUT!!!
“Yes. I always thought it was a ridiculous name for a prison. Sing Sing, I mean. Sounds more like it should be an opera house or something.”
Breakfast at Tiffany’s 1961