An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city, but receive little attention.
Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.
“The greatest of all American artists.”
“Any woman who wishes to smash into the world of men isn’t very feminine […] Baby, we can’t go smashing. I believe women should be struck regularly – like a gong. Or is it bong? If a woman has a man who loves her, she better stick close to home.
Two fishermen pick up a psychopathic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.
“A director [metteur en scène] should never stop being young.”
“From the opening minutes to the last, the aesthetic of Les Statues meurent aussi draws attention self–reflexively to acts of looking.
“But why would I be an anti-Communist? If I made a movie about Lenin today, people would say that I’m a Communist! It’s idiotic. I don’t give a fuck about being a Communist, or a reactionary. You are never the same as your characters.
“Bazin’s approach goes a long way to unpacking Singin’ in the Rain. But it does not take us far enough with The Band Wagon. Repeat viewings of Singin’ in the Rain merely confirm its initial pleasures.
“It makes me sound old-fashioned, but I think I am an anarchist.”
“In a normal world, one would go out and walk into just any theater to see a film by Jacques Tati. Or Chaplin.”