the women

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January 8 movie: The Women. This was just what I needed. A witty comedy, a good antidote to the emotional movies of the previous day. The TCM intro mentioned that the all-female gimmick wasn't just the cast, but also the art on the walls and even the animals. I never noticed the art (did they mean female artists or female subjects?), and of course I have to take their word for it with the animals, but I did notice on a previous viewing that all the books on the shelves are by female authors.

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Tangent: Ever watch Westward The Women? If I'd ever responded to the "four movies I can watch over and over" meme, it would have made the list. A guy who owns a valley in California looks for women who want to move there and get married, then they make the wagon trip west. It's a large-cast movie that lets you get to know everybody in a way that makes all the hardships very, very real and earns all the emotions it invokes. As a bonus, it includes a memorable attempt to recount the "you must pay the rent" scene from melodramas. One of my top ten.

Tangent: Ever watch Westward The Women? If I'd ever responded to the "four movies I can watch over and over" meme, it would have made the list. A guy who owns a valley in California looks for women who want to move there and get married, then they make the wagon trip west. It's a large-cast movie that lets you get to know everybody in a way that makes all the hardships very, very real and earns all the emotions it invokes. As a bonus, it includes a memorable attempt to recount the "you must pay the rent" scene from melodramas. One of my top ten.

Funny server! It tells me my message didn't post, then it tells me I can't post again so soon. And all along, it was posting up a storm. Aiieee! It posts like a demon! Never have my eyes beheld such posting!

And PS -- coming to this through LJ means I never see any replies unless I remember to go look.

Hi Kip, I've never seen Westward the Women, but I'll look for it. Thanks for the tip!

About the server, it has a bad habit of timing out after recording a comment but before posting it. When you get a server error, just ignore it & I'll go in and rebuild the comment usually later that day.

I've had this blog for a long time and I mirror it on LJ so that people on LJ can read my posts on their friends page. I keep all the comments here so they're in one place. I hope that someday Movable Type will offer comment notification like LJ does, but until then it is what it is :)

WTW is well worth it. I checked TV listings for years hoping to find it, and finally got a colorized version of it. I miss the days of being able to turn on broadcast stations and find old movies being shown -- I guess the movies they are showing now are as old as some of the movies showing then were at the time, but 70s and 80s movies just aren't the same thing.

It was years before I saw this one from the beginning. Usually we would happen upon it while flipping channels, and then stay and watch it to the end.

Great news, everyone! Westward the Women appears to be up on YouTube. If you haven't seen it before, watch it on the biggest screen you can get. It's really an epic. I was looking for a scene from it just now and found the movie is up there, and found this comment. Kismet, eh?

Miss your zine.

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