Wednesday, May 30, 2007

McNeil's Movie Korner: A Global Disaster

Welcome to a particularly distraught edition of "McNeil's Movie Korner." Mr. McNeil told us this morning, between sobs, that he had pressed the wrong button, or perhaps no button at all, and his DVR had failed to record yesterday's airing of A GLOBAL AFFAIR, starring Mr. Bob Hope, on TCM. This is a movie not likely to be aired again any time soon, hence Mr. McNeil's distress. A warning to Bob Hope neophytes: While missing out on A GLOBAL AFFAIR is a tragedy in Mr. McNeil's book, it should cause you no personal alarm. A GLOBAL AFFAIR is the kind of film that can only be appreciated in context, after complete immersion in the Hope corpus.