Wednesday, January 10, 2007

McNeil's Movie Korner: Triple Feature

Welcome once again to McNeil's Movie Korner, the only place to learn to enjoy cinema the Jeff McNeil way. The comforting amber eye of McNeil's DVR was glowing in overtime today, as a giddy McNeil reported a rare occurrence: three movies in a row, airing on TCM, all of which cried out for preservation in McNeil's peculiarly specific library of curiosities. First came a movie the mere existence of which has filled McNeil with a kind of incredulous joy: a Morey Amsterdam vehicle (!) with the kind of title McNeil lives for: DON'T WORRY WE'LL THINK OF A TITLE. After that, PENELOPE, staring Dick Shawn and Natalie Wood. Finally, a film to which McNeil is no stranger: a respectable (for late-period Bob Hope) domestic farce, BACHELOR IN PARADISE, costarring "blog" favorites Paula Prentiss and Jim Hutton. (McNeil reports enjoying Prentiss and Hutton quite recently in THE HONEYMOON MACHINE.) According to McNeil, he is looking forward to his retirement years, when he expects he will get to sit down and watch DON'T WORRY WE'LL THINK OF A TITLE and some of the other movies in his collection.