I purchased bluray copies of Frank Capra movies a while ago, but only got around to watching You Can’t Take It With You today. The movie received the Academy Award for Best Picture and Capra the Oscar for Best Director in 1938. Capra had a theme of guileless optimism overcoming cynical self-interest in his movies …

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Grace Kelly plays Lisa Carol Fremont (perhaps the archetypical Hitchcock blond) in Rear Window. There is an unaffected world-weariness in her dialogue as she and Jimmy Stewart’s L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jeffries observe firstly the lonely woman they have nicknamed ‘Miss Lonelyhearts’, and then a young aspiring dancer they have nick-named ‘Miss Torso’ entertain some gentlemen callers. …

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