Thank you so much for doing that Naomi. I knew it would make fascinating reading and was exactly what I hoped for. I hadn't thought of 'Laura' for years but remember the sheer romance of it and Dana became my secret love for a while - in my dreams:)
Audrey was such an iconic figure and Eryl(The Kitchen Bitch)also mentions her.
I'll go and see what Randall has written about Salinger.
It's great you were inspired to create music.
how interesting! I remember all those movies except the Goddess I'll have to try and do something about that. Odd are I have seen it but just not placing it in my pea brain lol.
needless to say I've had a long time fascination with my zoom lens too lol..i loved my old cannon that took film ..it too had a 300 lens, so it's been a long time love affair lol
You managed to hit two of the ladies on my "Pantheon Of Hot Babes Of Yore," whose like we will never see again, I'm afraid: Audrey Hepburn and Gene Tierney.
P.S. Because of you, I ordered Nine Stories yesterday on Amazon. I shall report.
I loved the moments you chose! Audrey Hepburn is one of my heroes and fashion role model. She defined elegance.
And Rear Window was one of Hitchcock's masterpieces.
I haven't seen Laura or The Goddess in years but you can bet I'll be checking for both. Wonderful films!!!!!!
Oh this sounds like fun. I'm definitely going to give it a go.
Interesting on the films. I will have to think about that one.
On Salinger, I read that articles and some others that do expand on the portrait of the man. It sounds like he wasn't so reclusive in many ways but he just didn't want the life that went with being a 'famous' author and could afford to do what he chose. Intriguing man to be sure.
Fun meme and I love your choice of films (although I haven't seen the last one...yet).
I remember loving the way Audrey Hepburn dressed and carried herself in that film...and yes, I wanted the sunglasses, the cat named "Cat," and the guy (George Peppard...gay or not!)! lol
It's been a while since I've done a meme. I may do this one!
Happy Hump Day, my friend! Hope all's well in the hills. xo
Being a born people watcher, I am with you and the "peeking" in aspect. Haven't done it with binocs but would if I could.
Dana Andrews was a real favorite and I loved Laura even though I only saw it on a small screen.
I enjoyed reading this, Naomi, and had to read it out loud to mr. kenju. He says to tell you that he used to sing at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Of course, that was before his voice changed! LOL
Oh dear oh dear,
this is a hard one when coming to movies that made me buy something or adpot something i really did not need.
You know when young, after my pre-teenager periode with Western moviees etc, I suddenly changed my interest into to new Frenck Wave, from around 1960.
Which in fact was very different from Movies made in USA - at that time. (You know my passion for France).
The only thing I did buy from those movies?
Travel to France. Simply as that.
btw. We have had a very snowy winter here in Norway.
One of the Kittens find a Green Solution this afternoon. Smart Kitten.Hehehe. (on my blog)
And I'm still at work - until end of this year - at least.
T and A
This is such a good idea! I'm gonna give a go in a few days.
Audrey was so beautiful. :)
What a classic there Naomi and although I am not familiar with any of the movies this is certainly very interesting to me.
About the book you mentioned by Salinger, I will check out the link too.
Loved this post and reading about the not so recluse Salinger. Makes me want to move there. I am torn between small town life and big city. sigh. (when I first moved to Seattle it was BOTH, but mo more)
I have to really think about this meme (and I avoid memes but this one I kind of like)---I always played out parts as a child...bad stuff...I'll have to think on it. But The Miracle Worker was my first real movie at age 5 and it made me leave saying, "I want to be an actress!" Never lost that desire.
Okay, my meme post is up, its right behind the drummer snowman post.
We have that voyeuristic thing in common. I never go on vacation without binoculars. I think my weirdest "movie influenced" thing was after I saw Body Heat: I spoke in a low husky voice for about two months. That's bizarre to think about now, but I was only 20. Oh and I also love Laura - that's a great movie. Do you like Stage Door? That's one of my old faves.
Wonderful! Closest thing I can think of (because we were watching the movie tonight) when I was a very young girl, I fell in love with Peter O'Toole's English accent and blue eyes. When I grew up, I wanted to marry someone just like that.
Well, my husband was born in the UK- but his parents were American and came home while he was a baby- so no accent, And his eyes are Dark, dark brown,
What a great meme! Sadly I can't think of any movies that inspired me to do something at the moment. I don't think it's because none have but more because my head is full of other things at the moment!
I loved your choices though :)
Now that is a meme right you your alley Miss Naomi. Audry Hepburn - she was the most glamourous woman whose beauty is timeless. And those glasses are amazing. I have a smiliar pair myself but dont look like her which is a damn shame...
I have never seen Rear Window - but I do like the idea of binoculars - besides you need to bring the outside in given you are restricted from being outside. I am shocked that you haven't seen anything creepy - its Hollywood, we are counting on you. you are our Blogarrazzi Naomi with a finger on the pulse and an eye on the long camera lens lol! And how wonderful your wrote some music as a result of the Goddess. You never cease to amaze me with your talents.And its wonderful how we can get inspired by many different things. What a precious book Salinger's Nine Stories must be to you. It will hold lots of memories too. Take Care and have a good weekend! I wish you successful spying....just joking...
Good choices, and such great descriptions. I was able to catch Breakfast at Tiffany's a few weeks ago. I adore that film, and ended up reading up on it. I didn't know that Truman Capote hated the film and thought Audrey was a poor choice for the role. He wanted Marilyn Monroe. I can't see that though.
As soon as I saw the MEME description I thought "Breakfast at Tiffanys" and had to laugh when I scrolled down and saw it in your answers. Her style in that one has made me buy a certain little black dress, sunglasses...I love that film. Great answers. I will have to think about what my others might be!
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