Friday, March 11, 2011

Cinema Betty

A Matter of Chance has the Dutch Resistance and concentration camps.  That reminds me of one of my favorite WWII movies:
The Great Escape (1963)
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes...

I sure do love me some Steve McQueen and my love of James Garner is boundless (boundless, I say!).  Everyone is such fun to watch in this true (well, mostly true) story of international cooperation and plucky invention. Yes, there's tragedy but there's also the triumph of human will and enormous good humor. 

A Suitable Match the principles twice (!) go out for a walk to the windwill in:
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

'Parts of it are quite bizarre.  Some of it's quite fun!  It's too long,' says Betty Debbie.


  1. James Garner - sexy with a sense of humour. Do you think Betty's RDDs had quite that much of a sense of humour (I mean apart from when they are bieng amused by the Aramintas)?

  2. Betty Barbara here--
    Ooh, The Great Escape is one of my favorite movies, I just love it. Even though it gets very very hard to watch in places. It is so great seeing so many of my favorite actors back when they were young and studly!
    Of course, I will watch James Garner in anything. (Went to see the Mel Gibson re-make of Maverick only because Garner was in it--that's how deep my love for James Garner is!)

    Even more bizarre fact about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang--it's based on a book by the same name, written by one Ian Fleming. Yes, fellow Bettys, the daddy of James Bond wrote a kids' book about a magic, flying car!