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Category Archives: Catscallion
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
CAT OF THE DAY 077: THE UNCANNY (1977) “We let them prowl about just as they please, hardly noticing them. And all the time, they’re watching us, spying on us, making sure that we behave.” In this Major Cat Movie, … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 075: CÉLINE ET JULIE VONT EN BATEAU – PHANTOM LADIES OVER PARIS (aka CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING) (1974) Jacques Rivette‘s meandering, 193 minute shaggy-dog story is a post-New Wave variation on Alice in Wonderland set … Continue reading
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
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
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
CAT OF THE DAY 066: JOYEUX NOËL (aka MERRY CHRISTMAS) (2005) The Western Front, Christmas Eve 1914. German, Scottish and French troops cease fire and climb out of their respective Trenches to start singing, playing football and share drinks and … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 064: THE AWFUL TRUTH (1937) In The Awful Truth, the characters played by Cary Grant and Irene Dunne are very much dog people. They have a dog called Mr Smith, played by a Wire Fox Terrier called … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 061: HAUSU (ハウス) (aka HOUSE) (1977) Nobuhiko Obayashi‘s legendary haunted house movie, also known as Hausu, was first released in Japan in 1977 and is a Major Cat Movie. Oshare, miffed at her dad for having … Continue reading