Showing posts with label movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label movies. Show all posts

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mr. Deeds goes to Town - El Secreto de Vivir (1936)

Gary Cooper in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town trailer

  Un hombre sencillo al que le gusta tocar el trombón hereda una fortuna que lo convierten en un hombre poderoso, influyente e inmensamente rico. Su sensatez se verá cuestionada cuando decide repartir su dinero entre los más pobres. El periodismo sensacionalista le hará jugar una mala pasada e incluso llegará a sentirse decepcionado en cuanto a sentimientos amorosos se refiere. La película tiene escenas memorables como aquella en la que Mr. Deeds se divierte deslizándose por el pasamanos de las escaleras, otra en la que se ve cómo disfruta viendo comer a un hombre hambriento, y otra en la que juega a hacer eco sinfónico con sus sirvientes. En la versión doblada al español, cuando a las dos viejas hermanas, que comparten con él la casa del pueblo, se les pregunta la opinión que tienen de Mr.Deeds afirman "El señor Deeds está poseído por los duendes".

  A simple man who likes to play the trombone inherits a fortune, making it a powerful man, influential and immensely rich. His wisdom will be challenged when he decides to distribute his money among the poor. The tabloid will make him play a trick and even come to feel disappointed about loving feelings are concerned. The film has memorable scenes like the one in which Mr. Deeds has fun sliding down the banister of the stairs, one in which we see how he enjoys seeing a hungry man to eat, and another one in which he plays to symphonic echo with his servants. In the Spanish dubbed version, when the two old sisters, who share his house in the village, are asked the opinion they have about Mr.Deeds they say "El señor Deeds está poseído por los duendes" (They say "Mr. Deeds is pixilated", in the original version, meaning he's possessed by the pixies).

* Título en Español: El Secreto de Vivir.
Directed by: Frank Capra.
Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures.
Awards: Oscar for Best Director.


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Sunday, March 6, 2011

You Can't Take It with You - Vive como quieras (1938)

You Can't Take It with You trailer 1

  
   One of the best classic film comedies ever. It's about society and about happiness, about the fact that you can be happy in life if you live as you like to, doing those things you like the most. In this movie, money, one of the main causes of unhappiness and worries in our society, is the less important issue. Humane values and love have a special place in this unconventional, utopian, and never impossible way of enjoying life. The entire movie and all the actors are unforgettable! Simply wonderful!

   Una de las mejores comedias del cine clásico de siempre. Trata de la felicidad y de la sociedad, del hecho de que se puede ser feliz en la vida si vives como te gusta, haciendo aquellas cosas que más te gustan. En esta película, el dinero, una de las principales causas de infelicidad y preocupaciones en nuestra sociedad, es el tema menos importante. Los valores humanos y el amor tienen un lugar especial en esta manera nada convencional, utópica, y nunca imposible de disfrutar de la vida. La película entera y todos los actores son inolvidables! ¡Simplemente maravillosa!

* Título en Español: Vive como quieras.
Directed by: Frank Capra.

Starring:
James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures.
Awards: Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director.

   More info on Wikipedia


Monday, June 22, 2009

Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'

Oklahoma Countryside
Oklahoma Countryside
   This song belongs to the soundtrack of the musical film Oklahoma (1955); I must have seen this film many many years ago as I really don't remember now, however the melody and the chorus has remained during all this time on my mind. I even believed for some time that it belonged to Seven brides for seven brothers, as the melody is very similar to Wonderful Day. Actually, I use to sing it to myself whenever I'm glad or I feel like singing. One night, at listening to the radio, it was played and it was named Oklahoma as the film of the song, so I decided to put it here.
 
Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'

There's a bright golden haze on the meadow 
There's a bright golden haze on the meadow 
The corn is as high as an elephant's eye, 
An' it looks like it's climbin' clear up to the sky. 

Oh, what a beautiful mornin', 
Oh, what a beautiful day. 
I got a beautiful feelin' 
Ev'rything's goin' my way. 

All the cattle are standin' like statues 
All the cattle are standin' like statues 
They don't turn their heads as they see me ride by, 
But a little brown mav'rick is winkin' her eye. 

Oh, what a beautiful mornin', 
Oh, what a beautiful day. 
I got a beautiful feelin' 
Ev'rything's goin' my way. 

A
ll the sounds of the earth are like music 
All the sounds of the earth are like m
usic 
The breeze is so busy it don't miss a tree, 
And a ol' weepin' willer is laughin' at me! 

Oh, what a beautiful mornin', 
Oh, what a beautiful day. 
I got a beautiful feelin' 
Ev'rything's goin' my way. 
Oh, what a beautiful day!
Music by Richard Rodgers - Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Think Can Do!

   A few  days ago, I watched on Disney Channel (fortunately free and open for everybody since last summer) a Warner animation film titled The Easter Bunny Is Coming To Town (1977) which has the legendary Fred Astaire as narrator. There's a very constructive scene I liked very much and now, by creating this tale, I tell you my own way.

   Once upon a time, there was in a little village, near a little barn, where three yellow hens lived, a mouldy rusty old locomotive which felt sad and had oblivion as his best warehouse-mate. One day an easter bunny with some friends of him arrived at that place and while they were walking along the countryside, they heard a series of moans coming from an old warehouse. They ran over there to see who was inside and couln't believe what they were seeing, a locomotive!, a locomotive which was crying!. The easter bunny immediately understood what was going on and had a great idea, he asked the locomotive to take them to the town as in that way they wouln't be late for carrying the easter eggs to all the children who lived there. The locomotive said that it was permanently impossible as she could hardly open her eyes because of the rust, the cobwebs and the mould, and anyway she didn't feel she could ever start again. As the bunny insisted and insisted, and even the three neighbour yellow hens came to insist her too, the locomotive gave in and let them fix and paint her in joyful colours. However, despite she was really ready for a try, she kept on saying as before that she couldn't and so repeated once and once again. One of the three yellow hens suddenly started to sing "All you've got to do is think can do...". Immediately, the other two yellow hens started to sing too, the same thing the easter bunny did and also the friends who came with him. The locomotive got so amazed by such a beautiful melody that powerful words began to come out of her mouth. She couldn't stop saying  "I can do, I can do, I can do...", and the words seemed to be stronger and stronger and powerful till she started to move and to work perfectly, as new!. Everybody, even the locomotive, got so happy with excitement that in a jiffy all together got to town, and the children had a lot of fun and joy with the easter eggs.

   But what's the moral of the story? Whatever you have to do don't forget the following: All You've Got To Do Is... Think Can Do!


HAPPY EASTER!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Two Film Songs

This is a song which was also sung by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong. Here you can see and hear Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers singing "Let's call the whole thing off" in the film Shall we dance (1937) (Ritmo Loco).

And this is a western song, by the way Ricky Nelson is the singer who is mentioned in the film The parent trap (1961). Here you are, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson singing "My Rifle, My Pony and Me" in Rio Bravo (1959).

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Gray Matters (Los líos de Gray)

Recently I've seen a very funny romantic comedy that made me keep on my seat so as not to miss a minute of the film. The title is Gray Matters (Los líos de Gray- The dubbed version is the one I've seen); I had heard talking about it not very well and the truth is I think it's a wonderful movie, excepting the end, I consider it was a little poor as I kept expecting for something more. It's about a woman and her brother who fall in love with the same woman; Heather Graham is really fantastic (I'm discovering she's a great actress, according to another film I've seen some time ago)


Saturday, July 21, 2007

Wonderful Movies

   Here three wonderful movies for those who feel as a child: Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Pete's Dragon, and The Parent Trap (1961).