Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Thoughts on The Grass is Greener (1960)



One of the things I was looking forward to most this year was getting back into the swing of watching old movies again. Classic film is probably one of my earliest if not the earliest passion in my life, but with so much quality television shows on the air right now (Mad Men, Game of Thrones, The Americans, etc) it has been really hard to fit movies into all of that.  What can I say, I am always going to be a Cinema Studies student at heart.  :)

So in January, I accepted the challenge to watch 10 classic I haven't seen before.  So far, I have watched three of the ten films and I can't wait to get through the list.  It has definitely reignited my love for classic film!



Having little expectations for it, I started with The Grass is Greener (Cary Grant was really the only draw for me).  The premise sounded pretty funny and I was immediately even more interested after seeing Christian Dior's name on the credits for supplying Jean Simmon's wardrobe. 

It was a delight to see many of Dior's early 60s designs modeled on the beautiful Simmons and really made the film worth watching, if only for the amazing fashion.  However, I think the best part of the film is during the above scene, when a split screen Grant and Mitchum are both on the phone.  Grant has such great comedic timing and this scene certainly highlights that.


LV Rating: ***
See it for the clothes and Cary Grant is always dreamy!


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