The theme of the “wrong man” who ends up on the run is a theme of Alfred Hitchcock’s work. In North by Northwest, it’s more sinister; Cary Grant is being left out there as a decoy.
Love Happens is functional. Jennifer Aniston meets Aaron Eckhart in a romantic drama that did perfectly well at the box office and now pads out the film channel schedules.
Etape revisits stages of the Tour de France through the eyes of the protagonists. The chapter on Chris Boardman’s prologue win in 1994 is about coping with pressure.
The Glass Bottom Boat is a 1960s romantic comedy which is definitely of its time. Spies and space all get a look in before Doris Day gets her man.
Easy Living is a classic screwball comedy that starts with a fur coat being thrown off a roof. Preston Sturges was the screenwriter.
The 19-year old Leslie Caron was spotted by Gene Kelly in a Paris ballet. The way’s she’s introduced in this, her first screen role, is a masterpiece of direction.
Moment #6: Still on the screwball trail, this is one of the BFI’s ‘ten great’ screwball comedies. It won its … More
Moment # 5 The Coen brothers always make their films with a smile on their face and a knowing nod … More
As a cycling fan I went to some lengths to see the stage production of Ventoux, currently touring in the … More
Moment #4 How to get ahead in advertising teamed up writer-director Bruce Robinson with actor Richard E. Grant after the … More