Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Thin Man

So my next movie is After the Thin Man, so it looks like I need to do all of them in a row

The Thin Man- 1934, Directed by W.S. Van Dyke, starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Cesar Romero
He says-  Nick and Nora investigate the disappearance of an inventor in this classic blend of laughs and suspense which marked the first pairing of what was to become one of the movies' great romantic teams.  Shot in just two weeks by director Woody "One Shot" Van Dyke and cinematographer James Wong Howe,  this has gone on to become the sophisticated comedy-mystery par excellence,  inspiring five sequels as well as countless imitations.  Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett adapted Dashielle Hammet's novel.  4 stars

I say- Great writing, but still felt very old-timey.  Completely watchable, and I suspect that an inevitable remake will come sooner rather than later.  Nick has a major alcohol problem that if this movie was made today, would be considered unlikable.  2 1/2 stars

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