Monday, March 11, 2013
The Charm of the Oldies
Next time you have a minute sit down and watch His Girl Friday or Some Like It Hot. The dialogue is amazingly witty and zaps with humor and sarcasm. The clothes are fantastic, the actors talented, and the innocence charming.
Zinging humor and fun plots are just some of what I try to bring to my own novels. Of course to keep them up with today's time, I have to update the fashion and make the heroines a little more...liberated and the heroes a little less...gallant. And then pray like all get out that some of that old fashioned charm worked its way into my writing.
Oh, and don't tell my mom, but I secretly have a crush on Gary Cooper. She thinks it's weird. LOL
(One last confession--I laughed until I had tears in my eyes when I searched for the picture of Tony Randall and Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot. And the shot of Cary Grant? It's from Arsenic and Old Lace. You know a movie is a classic when you see the image and know immediately what movie it's from.)