Sunday, February 13, 2011

novak attack

the truly enchanting kim novak has not made an appearance onscreen for 21 years. of her 33 film credits she is surely most known for the movie 'vertigo.' it is a knockout movie and she was terrific in it.

there is an unusual quality to her acting, as if she is a bit unsure and not fully grounded, simply passing through. it matters not as she leaves a very strong impression. my fave kim performance is opposite sinatra in 'the man with the golden arm.' for a woman who could so easily be cast in a goddess role, she is very moving as a kind soul who works a regular job, lives in a tiny apartment, and is in love with an addict.

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