Sir, you arouse the artist in me. (As the bartender said in The Sin of Harold Diddlebock.)
Monday, 9 August 2010
Patricia Neal 1926-2010
I've long been a fan of Patricia Neal (when I wrote a review, over a decade ago, of Cookie's Fortune (1999), it was very much about her and very little about anything else), so the news are sad of course. But according to some press information before she died she said "I've had a lovely time." And so have I, all those hours I've spent watching her doing wonders on the screen.
Here's a scene from The Breaking Point(1950), with John Garfield. Possibly Michael Curtiz's best film, and with a final scene so heartbreaking it'll haunt you forever. And she's magnificent, as she usually was.