From the Floor of Captain Spazzmataz:
On New Years Eve, Super Koala and I began our great movie challenge with the movie His Girl Friday. It is one of the handful of movies that is actually on Netflix, so because we had not prepared more, we decided on that one.
Being from the 1940’s, I thought it would be boring and dull, but it was very interesting. It was about a newspaper lady and her ex-husband. She came to tell him that she was remarrying and quitting the newspaper business when the biggest story the town had ever seen broke out. In short, I was very surprised when the ending took a surprise turn and all of her plans changed.
The movie was entertaining and a good one to start our challenge with. The only major problem was that the actors talked extremely fast! It was to the point where it was difficult to keep up with what they were saying. Also, I don’t know if this was Netflix’s fault or the movie’s, but occasionally the volume would go way down and it would be difficult to hear. Other than that, it was an excellent movie that I would probably watch again. I am excited to watch more movies, and increase my soon to be vast film knowledge.
Super Koala Note: This was my first Cary Grant movie. At least where I was aware it was Cary Grant. Why does he look so much taller than everyone else? Was everyone incredibly short in the 30s and 40s? Or is some mysterious, leading man, movie magic afoot? Either way, a very enjoyable film.