Friday, June 1, 2012

Coolest Dude EVER!



Okay, so I just finished a radio drama performance of "Casablanca" and "The Maltese Falcon." Had a blast and the cast party is this Sunday!

In the mean time I was inspired to watch these classic films again. I knew Humphrey Bogart was cool, but seeing him this week I'm blown away by his awesomeness. He rolls his own smokes. He drinks bourbon. He flirts with women - and the women flirt with him. Bogey takes no guff from anyone. He stands his ground, even if it means a sock in the jaw or a slug from a fourty-five. Bogey is what every guy wants to be and what every girl wants. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating, but you know what I mean.

Woody Allen was inspired by Bogey's coolness when he wrote  his stage play, "Play It Again, Sam," about a recently divorced neurotic film buff who is given advice about women by Bogart's ghost.

Bogey talks:

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.

The whole world is about three drinks behind.

I stick my neck out for nobody.

My, my, my! Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains!

I collect blondes and bottles, too.

When your head says one thing and your whole life says another, your head always loses.

When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it.

People lose teeth talking like that. If you want to hang around, you'll be polite.

6 comments:

  1. I love me some Humphrey Bogart! How about his "cameo" in the Bugs Bunny cartoon with the little penguin when he keeps coming up and asking Bugs if he could "help out a fellow American who's down on his luck?"

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  2. Craig: Yes! I remember that show! So funny. I loved how Looney Tunes did those charicatures of movie stars: Jimmy Durante and Bing Crosby come to mind.

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