Category Archives: Cataphor

CAT OF THE DAY 078: THE THIRD MAN

CAT OF THE DAY 078: THE THIRD MAN (1949) Or: THE THIRD CAT. We all know dogs are shameless brown-nosers who long ago sold out their dignity to perform demeaning tricks for a mess of Chum. But cats, due to their … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 072: THE LEOPARD

CAT OF THE DAY 072: IL GATTOPARDO (aka THE LEOPARD) (1963) You’ll need good eyesight for this one. Since it’s from the last scene of Luchino Visconti’s magnificent film of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa‘s novel, it might be construed as a SPOILER! … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 071: THE BLACK CAT

CAT OF THE DAY 071: BLACK CAT (aka GATTO NERO) (1981) Mad Patrick Magee: “We need each other. We are bound together by hatred. He wants to kill me.” Incredulous Mimsy Farmer: “But he’s only a cat!” Mad Patrick Magee: … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 069: THE SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR

CAT OF THE DAY 069: LJUBAVNI SLUCAJ ILI TRAGEDIJA SLUZBENICE P.T.T.  (aka THE SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR aka LOVE AFFAIR, OR THE CASE OF THE MISSING SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR) (1967) Cat of the Day 069 demanded something erotic, of course. Since I couldn’t … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 067: TO CATCH A THIEF

CAT OF THE DAY 067: TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) “You want a leg or breast?” Not to mention those fireworks. Hitchcock at his sauciest, Grace Kelly at her glossiest and Cary Grant at his most debonair (who else could … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 062: STRAW DOGS

CAT OF THE DAY 062: STRAW DOGS (1971 & 2011) Cats get treated as badly as the female character in this controversial Samuel Peckinpah home invasion classic and its remake. Susan George and Kate Bosworth get slapped around and raped … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 058: HARRY AND TONTO

CAT OF THE DAY 058: HARRY AND TONTO (1974) Harry and Tonto, directed and co-written by Paul Mazursky, is a coast-to-coast American road movie featuring one man and his cat, and is a Major Cat Movie. Art Carney, a much-loved character … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 056: CAT PEOPLE

CAT OF THE DAY 056: CAT PEOPLE (1942) Pet-shop owner: “You can’t fool a cat. They seem to know who’s not right, if you know what I mean.” From Cat People (BFI film Classics, 1999) by Kim Newman: The protagonists … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 053: CHACUN CHERCHE SON CHAT

CAT OF THE DAY 053: CHACUN CHERCHE SON CHAT (aka WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY) (1996) A major cat movie. Cédric Klapisch‘s slice of Parisian life stars Garance Clavel as Chloë, a lonely make-up artist who goes on holiday, leaving her … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 050: THE CAT

CAT OF THE DAY 050: THE CAT (고양이: 죽음을보는 두개의눈) (2011) A major cat movie. A cute white cat called Silky turns out to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl. And Silky is not the only cat … Continue reading

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