Saturday, October 21, 2006

Sweet Smell of Success

The movie was on tv this morning at 8.30 in the a.m which gave me just enough time to watch it before opening the shop and I'd forgotten just what a heartstoppingly brilliantly cool and vicious film it was. Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster were never better and New York never looked so damned noir. As Time Out says 'the dark streets gleam with the sweat of fear'. And the writing is right out of the top drawer

'That syrup you're spilling is for pancakes, Sidney, NOT J.J.Hunsecker...'

Rent, buy, whatever. Genius.

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