I love this film so much! I watched it last night for about the 100th time. In that scene where they're driving to work and talking about the case, Amanda gets a bit worked up and Adam makes a comment about using her 'Bryn Mawr accent' - I wondered if that was something Spencer brought in himself or if it was in the script. Either way I thought it was very funny and cute.
Post by HollywoodHepcat on Feb 27, 2006 7:41:03 GMT -5
Yeah, Spencer ad-libed that. And it is adorable x 10,000!! Then the part when he calls her "Grandma Moses". LOL, Spence, how I loves you. I watched it last night, too, even though it was like 2:00am and I had to wake up at 6:00. Ah well. I went to bed after they made dinnah. Oops, now I gots ta go, teacher yelling at me!! EEk!
Post by HollywoodHepcat on Feb 27, 2006 20:18:29 GMT -5
I love the entire scene when Adam gives Amanda her hat and she's running back and fourth, but when he comes out and goes, "How do I look?" "Oh boy, you look handsome."..."This IS a dress I have on."
Musn't forget how adorable they are off-screen. Her high-pitched squeal is the best noise I've ever heard from a person. I wonder what they were doing.. And the Bonners' apartment is so ultra-chic I wanna move into a luxury apartment with it furnished exactly like that! Steal some of George Cukor's ceramics.. tee-hee.
Spencer and Katharine never get the credit for how sexy they are in some of their movies . Adam's Rib is one of the few movies of the late 1940's going into the 1950's where you actually believe that they are a couple and you better believe that sexy stuff goes on behind closed doors . Somebody in another group once commented in movies that Kanin wrote there was always at least one scene where Katharine had to remove some of her clothing . In the new book which cannot be mentioned the author tries to argue that Katharine and Spencer had no chemistry in their movies together . I don't think he looked very hard
Post by HollywoodHepcat on Feb 28, 2006 9:59:39 GMT -5
In the new book which cannot be mentioned the author tries to argue that Katharine and Spencer had no chemistry in their movies together . I don't think he looked very hard
Um.. EXCUSE ME?? This new author can take a long walk off a short pier. Really, man. Kate and Spencer had such raw chemistry it's not even funny. I'm so sick of Hollywood - no, actually Hollywood's dead - cranking out 100 films a month just to play the game "my computer is better than your's, so " The art of the motion picture is gone forever. An actor's job is to read into a script and add their own interpretation and understanding for the audience. Even that's meaningless now. No chemistry? Listen, Kate and Spencer can have more intensity and romance in ONE smoldering look at the beginning of WOTY than most actors can even attempt to create in an entire movie's sex scenes. Sorry, I don't need any sexual acts/other bodily functions shoved in my face to let me know what's going on. Idiots.
Sorry for the rant, but nothing's original anymore. And I become Tallulah Bankhead when someone scratches Kate/Spencer.
Anyway, howa 'bout that Adam's Rib! I also really adore the dress Kate wears at the end; she sorta just unpins it and it all flops out off her shoulders. So pretty.
This movie really is a classic. As for that author...what a retard spoon fiend. I dont know why I threw the spoon bit in. It just came out.
There are so many priceless lines. Some of you mentioned the drive to work. Which, needless to say, is one of the best acted scenes in history - the chemistry is so obvious here. I mean, to the point where the actors can ad lib such brilliant things as the Bryn Mawr line is absolutely priceless in hollywood. I think people only say that no chemistry thing because they are unrealistic: people want chemistry when there is none, and when the actors actually have a relationship outside their work, and bring that chemistry in, they say there is none. Its ridiculous. If they were never an item offscreen, that author would have said "My God. Tracy & Hepburn...talk about chemistry...whoowah...they never cease to work wonders together...".
Another of my favorite parts is Amanda talking to her secretary. "A boy sows a wild oat or two the whole world winks. A girl does the same...scandal". Lest we forget the massage scene. Really quite risque for its time isnt it? But played so respectfully by Hepburn & Tracy, and directed so by Cukor. I love that about old films: even when dealing with something quite risque (such as the examples in the topic about how controversial some of kates films are)...they did it respectfully. Its absolUTEly marvelous.
But oh lord...that massage scene. "I dont know that I care to...exPOSE myself to...TYPical, instinctive masculine bruTALity..and it felt not only as though you meant it, but as though you felt you had a RIGHT to"
and when he yells at her, and walks off..."ADAM! ADAM! PLEASE PLEASE TRY TO UNDERSTAND" - awwww...and he comes back...aww how sweet....KICK! oh. You know what...I think I might go put it on right now.
Judy: All has changed on the Proboard....Not sure my reply got posted. Anyway, thanks for the notice, Evelien. I'm unable to access it. I can watch the clip of the woman flipping through the Kate books and talking about fashion - one of which is Rebel Chic :-)
Feb 4, 2014 20:29:21 GMT -5
dreamer: Ok peeps have tried to figure this new board - with not much success In order to login - click at the upper right corner - use your name from the board and your password and it should be all right. If not - please let me know and I will try to help!
Jul 29, 2014 7:30:03 GMT -5
Judy: I can enter. But not sure how to post now....Although I have nothing exciting to say, except hello to everyone!
Jul 29, 2014 20:34:38 GMT -5
Sherry: Hello in return.
Jul 31, 2014 10:40:25 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Awww, hiiii!! I'm randomly here in hope of sourcing a quote of Kate's about Joel Mccrea-- coming up short, though. Ah well, hope everyone is well!! FINALLY A RED AND WHITE BANNER. TOOK 8 YEARS, BUT... WE MADE IT.
Aug 5, 2014 20:43:01 GMT -5
Tracy Lord: Just wanted to say a big HEY to everyone! I would love it if this board was active like it once was. I've missed it!
Aug 6, 2014 17:23:36 GMT -5
evelien: Hi everyone, hope you're all fine. I'm still alive and kicking and still as big a KH fan.
Aug 12, 2014 12:09:24 GMT -5
evelien: Judy: to reply to an existing thread, you can post a message in the 'quick reply' box under the last post on the page. To create a new thread: click on the folder you wish to post a new thread in and on the top right side you can choose 'New thread'.
Aug 12, 2014 12:11:39 GMT -5
CFK: So we all heard about Betty Bacall, I guess? Pretty rotten news, especially following so closely on Robin Williams. What a lousy week. Watched To Have and Have Not as tribute tonight.
Aug 13, 2014 0:25:58 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Oh my God. Betty. My heart's in my throat.
Aug 13, 2014 5:45:59 GMT -5
lomola : hello fellow KH fans Just stumbled upon this interesting board.. Does anyone have any video interviews with KH?? Or maybe transcripts of them? I´ve been especially looking for the full version of the famous Cavett one forever and ever...
Sept 15, 2014 16:06:41 GMT -5
lomola : the bits of it i found on youtube were just amazing..
Sept 15, 2014 16:07:35 GMT -5
Laura: Is there anybody here? My registration has been pending approval forever... Maybe this board has been abandonned by the owner..
Dec 15, 2014 3:40:49 GMT -5
Fran: I think the problem with actresses such as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford was that they played SEX SYMBOLS and did woman movies. They were sexy in their day and were the main love interests in the movie. When they got older those woman type movies were dead
Jun 26, 2017 16:56:41 GMT -5
Fran: Bette Davis made very different movies from Katherine Hepburn Hepburn. Bette was sexy. So was Crawford. They made woman type movies. Hepburn was the masculine feminist. When their looks went, so did their careers. Hepburn was never that type.
Jun 26, 2017 16:57:53 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I like Bette Davis best she was "a woman for all season" she didn't mince words she did the role without having to apologize for creativity she musters to do the work. Also, she could look different without worrying about her appearance.
Mar 14, 2019 19:54:07 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I felt Bette Davis was the "woman for all seasons" since she used all her creativity to make her artwork. As for Katherine she seems to sound the same - her voice didn't change. Granted she was good in Shakespeare which I give credit.
Mar 14, 2019 19:56:35 GMT -5
SJS: Bette had a mostly latent tendency to ham, and she admitted it. She really appreciated a director who could get her to tone it down. She lost respect for a director who would let her get away with it. But she took chances that most actresses wouldn't.
Apr 15, 2020 14:12:32 GMT -5