Sunday, December 22, 2013

Second Christmas Clip O' the Day | Connecticut in a Hurry

I am woefully behind on this Clip O' the Day project.  I'm debating whether to accept that I failed to post daily from December 7th forward, and just do what I can until the 25th; or if I should go crazy and try to hit that quantity of posts in that window - - - which would be ten posts in the next four days.  Which is kind of obnoxious.

Obnoxious, or...  Festive!

I love this scene from CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT; stand-alone, as-is and at face-value.  It captures that feeling when you're crushed out on someone and you hope they're crushed out on you too, but you kind of really don't care because the excitement of the question mark, the pins of joy, the needles of anxiety are fun enough to be their own end.

Ah, those were the days.

(It's also a great moment because these two are dreamers, just sort of mucking about in the world, but have stumbled into something that makes them want to be genuine, but their creative relationship with reality may have put this tangible new desire at risk before it even gets a chance to start.  The fragile busted ornament, the nod to fate by wishing on stars, the foreshadowing via cigarette...  There's a whole lot going on in this scene.  Love. It.)

This movie has a whole lot of flaws, but set those aside and just enjoy the damn thing.

Released: 1945
Director: Peter Godfrey
Leads: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan
Writer: Lionel Houser, Adele Comandini
Genre: Screwball Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Christmas