Gilda is dated for me because of the harshness of the sexual double standard. It’s a good picture. I just don’t enjoy watching it, save for Hayworth and the interestingly twisted relationship between Glenn Ford and George Macready.
It looks......forward to the Kar Wai Wong/Chrisopher Doyle films (2046, In the Mood for Love)
Not such a great compliment in my book
, but you’re right, the connection is clear.
Jane Russell is indeed an icon.....of camp. I mean no disrespect by that.
Tyrone Power is an interesting case. Like Grable, he was a 20th Century Fox star – indeed, he was the
20th Century Fox star. I think he was potentially a better actor than he turned out to be, with more natural assets than Taylor or Johnson (presence, a fine voice, and really extraordinary good looks). Later in his career he did try to get out of his cushy star rut, taking on stage work and pleading with the studio to do more risky pictures such as “Nightmare Alley.” But it seems to have been too late, and he seems to have known it. A sad story.
Thanks for the interesting comments, everyone. Keep them coming!