Sunday, December 20, 2009
well, i must admit, i do not much enjoy 'madcap.' however, so many legendary actors participated in 1964's 'sex and the single girl' that i cannot complain. what i can say is that natalie wood's beauty coupled with her electric presence grounded all the silliness and inappropriateness of the time wrap we have blessedly grown out of. had the film not been in color i could go on and on about her 'enormous black eyes.' in truth her enormous eyes were brown. it still freaks me out that this actress who was known to be frightened of being immersed in water was exactly that in several films.
for those of you who enjoy sixties comedies, here is one that will deliver. yes, tony curtis gets to wear a flouncy woman's bathrobe and yes, actor mel ferrer is typically not very good (pardon me) but the essence of natalie will take your breath away.