MY WALK OF SHAME. Everyone has their dirty little secrets. Those ugly facts about ourselves which we keep hidden in the dark, dark recesses of our unexamined lives. I am no different. I have a secret shame that I keep covered up; far from the prying eyes of passersby. But now I've decided to come clean. Kick off the shackles of silence and confess my dirty little secret. So here goes:
As a self-confessed major movie fan, I have to admit that there are some MAJOR MAJOR motion pictures which I've never actually seen. . .and I should have. I know I know. You gasp! You reel back in disgust. But it's true. Some of the biggest films . . . films EVER movie buff should have seen . . . I haven't seen. It's not that I don't WANT to see them; I just never have had the opportunity. Or the stars weren't aligned just right. Or something. These are FAMOUS movies, folks! I stand disgraced and sullen. So try not to think less of me (I know it's IMPOSSIBLE to think any LESS of me), try to control your shock when I admit to NOT having seen the following films:
STAGECOACH (1939) directed by John Ford starring John Wayne.
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
NIAGARA (1953) with Marilyn Monroe
THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1967) I heard a gasp coming from Souf Joisey.
ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) with Marlon Brando
MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (1936) directed by Frank Capra with Gary Cooper
CAMILLE (1936) with Greta Garbo
GRAND HOTEL (1932) with Garbo, Barrymore, Crawford, Barrymore, etc.
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958) with Liz Taylor & Paul Newman
YOUNG MR. LINCOLN (1939) with Henry Fonda
THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (either one)
ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959) with Jimmy Stewart
CAPE FEAR (either one)
THE MARK OF ZORRO (1940) with Tyrone Power
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967) with Sidney Poitier
MRS. MINIVER (1942) with Greer Garson
DINNER AT EIGHT (1933) with Jean Harlow, John Barrymore etc.
OF MICE AND MEN (1939) with Burgess Meredith & Lon Chaney Jr.
SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (1941) directed by Preston Sturges
THE SONG OF BERNADETTE (1943) with Jennifer Jones
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA (1958) with Spencer Tracy
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944) with Judy Garland
THE HARVEY GIRLS (1946) with Judy Garland
SILK STOCKINGS (1957) with Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse
ON THE TOWN (19595) with Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra
CABARET (1972) with Liza Minnelli
THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (1988) directed by Martin Scorcese
SEVEN SAMURAI (1954) directed by Akira Kurosawa
BAMBI (1942) yeah, I said it.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) with Jack Nicholson
THE ENTIRE "DOLLARS" TRILOGY starring Clint Eastwood
CASINO (1995) directed by Scorcese
THELMA & LOUISE (1991)
Geez, what the hell was I watching all these years??? Ernest Goes To Camp?!?!? Of course, if ANYONE would like to donate free copies of these movies. . .