Category Archives: Kitten

CAT OF THE DAY 039: CLÉO DE 5 À 7

CAT OF THE DAY 039: CLÉO DE 5 À 7 (1962) A pop star (Corinne Marchand) wanders around Paris, confronting her own mortality as she waits to hear the results of a medical test in Agnès Varda‘s film, one of … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 034: THE WAY OF THE DRAGON

CAT OF THE DAY 034: THE WAY OF THE DRAGON (1972) Because, sometimes, a fight to the death between the World’s Greatest Kung-Fu Star and the six-times Professional Middleweight Karate Champion of the World, in one of the most famous … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 033: LA DOLCE VITA

CAT OF THE DAY 033: LA DOLCE VITA (1960) Rome after dark. Visiting movie star Sylvia (Anita Ekberg) puts a kitten on her head. As you do. But removes it before climbing into the Trevi Fountain. Related articles Marcello Mastroianni: … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 031: GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935

CAT OF THE DAY 031: GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 (1935) Busby Berkeley‘s backstage musical was the first of his films on which he got sole directing credit (previously he had been credited as either co-director or choreographer).  The highlight is … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 017: LA PEAU DOUCE

CAT OF THE DAY 017: LA PEAU DOUCE (aka THE SOFT SKIN) (1964) Jean Desailly plays Pierre, a married man of letters who embarks on a furtive affair with Nicole, an air hostess (played by Françoise Dorléac, sister of Catherine … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 014: THIS GUN FOR HIRE

CAT OF THE DAY 014: THIS GUN FOR HIRE (1942) In Frank Tuttle’s film of Graham Greene’s A Gun for Sale, Alan Ladd plays Philip Raven, a stone-cold contract killer with a weakness for kittens. He lets this one into his … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 010: L’ATALANTE

CAT OF THE DAY 010: L’ATALANTE (1934) L’Atalante is the name of the barge that chugs along the canals of the Ile de France, and Jean Vigo’s film is the love story of Jean, the young captain, and his new … Continue reading

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