Friday, January 19, 2007

Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling - Man, talk about some tough old broads. I wouldn't mess with these ladies NOW. Entertaining documentary about the pioneers of lady wrestling, showing the evolution of the sport (with very strong parallels to the current WWE wrestling-tainment) from freakshow undercard attraction to main event in it's own right.

Kiss of Death (1947) - Turns out the awful David Caruso version was a remake of a much better 40's B movie. The much simpler story worked better: Mature is the ex-con who will do anything to protect his family, Widmark is the crazed criminal out to get him after he testified against him, and that's about it. No subplots that go nowhere or lofty aspirations about societal metaphors. I like.

2 Comments:

Blogger scot said...

I didn't even know Kiss of Death was remade with David Caruso. I very much enjoyed that 1947 film. Richard Widmark is freaking great in that.

7:41 AM  
Blogger SAH85 said...

I've always wondered what type of man marries a female wrestler? It would be rather odd knowing she can carries more groceries to the house than you can.

10:56 PM  

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