Sunday, September 23, 2012

Catching Up with 'Quelle (1)

I thought I’d start a new series on this blog (one that I can stick with!) called Catching Up with ‘Quelle. I feel like a lot of my posts take so much time and are so focused that I don’t get a chance to talk about the random classic film related stuff that doesn’t merit an entire post. So my posts in this series, posted every Sunday, will feature a mish-mash of stuff going on in my life with a classic film theme.

Elia Kazan Blu-Ray set – Oh noes. I feel like a failure. Remember whenI posted about the sexy Elia Kazan DVD boxed set my husband (then boyfriend) gave me? I haven’t seen all the films in it yet and I’m just hearing that a Blu-Ray set will be coming out soon. It’s only 4 movies and my DVD boxed set has many more but it still makes me feel like I didn’t appreciate the gift to it’s fullest potential. I haven’t been upgrading to Blu-Ray the way Carlos has. I see the benefit but I can't screen cap Blu-Rays so DVDs end up being better for blogging. 

Robert Mitchum iPhone 4 Case – Yes this is happening. I customized one over at CafePress. I found this amazing picture of Robert Mitchum, in a striped sweater and leaning on a fence post. I don’t know why but it’s my new favorite photo of him. Why iPhone 4 when iPhone 5’s release is imminent? Well, I’ve had an iPhone 3 for ages but couldn’t afford to upgrade to an iPhone 4 until the news of the iPhone 5’s release dropped the 4’s price. So I’m one step behind the game but it’s still an upgrade. I’m getting a new case now before they stop making them. I’d usually prefer a rubber case because I drop my phone a lot but how could I resist the chance to make my own Robert Mitchum iPhone case?!

1930s female body type – Carlos and I were watching Smart Woman (1931) on TCM the other day and we were both discussing the body type of females during that era. You’ll find a lot of flat chested skinny gals with wide hips. Their backless and draping dresses accentuated these features. I am really curious about how body types have changed over the different decades of the 20th century. They are so different now. We have such a wide array of body types and people seem to abuse their bodies a lot these days. Anorexia/bulimia, obesity, over-excersing, steroids, plastic surgery, yo-yo dieting, etc. We come in all shapes and sizes. What’s the body type of today?

Sammy Davis Jr. The Photographer – I’ve been having lots of health problems lately and Carlos has been helping me out through it all. I got him a small gift as a thank you. It’s a book called
Photo by Sammy Davis, Jr. It’s quite amazing. I’ll be borrowing the book from him to read and will make sure to review it here.

The Birds (1963) - I saw this film on Wednesday and I'm still thinking about it. Have you ever been attacked by a bird? I haven't been attacked by I've been chased by a male turkey, a goose and a swan (I got too close to her nest, oops!). I've fed birds by hand including a chickadee and a zebra pigeon. I actually really love birds and don't fear them.

Happy Birthday Mickey Rooney!


  1. This is a great idea for a new series! The Robert Mitchum case will be gorgeous for sure!
    I also like to think how body types changed. Today I think that we're going towards a bigger acceptance of the different types, yet a perfect thin body still stands as as goal for many people.

  2. I love the idea for this new series feature!!!

    I would love to see The Birds (1963) on the Big Screen - I hope it will happen here over seas too.

    And I seriously need to get my hands on that Sammy Davis Jr. book ;D


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