Monday, September 17, 2007

Another Good Movie With Cats In It

Hey remembered when I called Kent and his movie star cat was meowing in the background? The reason I was calling him was to say he should watch DAY FOR NIGHT. I think Truffaut's work can be seen in some ways as a predecessor of the kind of movies Kent has been making these days. By a strange coincidence which just now struck me, a wonderful emblematic scene from DAY FOR NIGHT involves a cat who will not do what it is supposed to do on camera (much like Kent's cat - see the first "link" in this "post"). There's a charming denouement (yes, I said charming denouement) that's sort of a takeoff on the old Busby Berkley plot of the understudy who goes on at the last minute and wows everybody.