Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Farley & Bottoms

What a beautiful, sad movie They Live By Night is.

Farley wrote very fondly of it in his memoirs
; of the film itself, of his co-star Cathy O'Donnell, of the director, Nicholas Ray - who directed two of my other favorite movies, Rebel Without A Cause of course but also Johnny Guitar. It's a beautiful, tragic, well-crafted film. Hitchcock had seen a screening of it, which is why he chose to cast Farley in Rope.

Anyway, I'm 14 years old. Roll tape:

This boy, and this girl...were never properly introduced to the world we live in.

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