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Spend the Night at Dyke’s!

I love this sign from the movie It Happened One Night (1934). In related news, I am 12 years old. In even more related news, I wrote about a great scene from the afore-mentioned screwball comedy for the “Mix Tape” series over at The Film Experience. Read and enjoy! As Nathaniel commented, It Happened One Night is a total “overachiever of a movie” that manages to invent cinematic shorthand and romantic comedy clichés while remaining totally entertaining, and blowing you away with Gable & Colbert’s combined star power. (Alas, it also has some sexist undertones.)

It Happened One Night contains about a half-dozen scenes that are, by themselves, wittier than most full movies. So in lieu of heaping more praise on this über-charming masterpiece of ’30s Hollywood, why don’t I just list a few of them?

  • Gable’s introduction, through a drunken phone call
  • Shapeley: “When a cold mama gets hot, boy, how she sizzles!”
  • Deceiving the private detectives: “Once a plumber’s daughter, always a plumber’s daughter!”
  • Hitchhiking: “The limb is mightier than the thumb.”
  • Alan Hale: “Young people in love are very seldom hungry!”
  • And yes, the fall of the walls of Jericho. It’s a nifty balancing act that the film is just as carnal and knowing as it is cutesy and sentimental.

There you have it: those individual lines can crack me up every time, and that’s why I love It Happened One Night.

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Link Dump: #16

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Even though it reinforces the stereotype that only evil people love cats, we’re celebrating with a picture of the two villains (and their adorable white kitty) from the musical remake of Hairspray (2007). Now, time for the last Link Dump of the year:

And finally, to usher out 2010, we have a bunch of totally ridiculous search terms like “a girl uses a laser gun to cut her pussy out.” Eww. On the classier side, there’s “stylish masterbating to classical music” and “multifarious pussy.” (Somebody has a thesaurus!) Uh-oh, “you found my rape dungeon”! That’s… not wholesome. And lastly, some Arabic for you! Translated loosely as “Bossi Sex Video,” “سكس بوسى فيديو.” I don’t know how to say this in Arabic, but happy new year! We’ll be back with more amazing, sexy blogging content in 2011.

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