Thursday, December 27, 2018

I Put a Spell on You

Bell, Book and Candle (1958) - Quine
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There is a witch family, the Holroyds living in Manhattan. There is Gillian (Kim Novak) who owns a African artifact gallery, her fun loving jazz percussionist brother Nicky (Jack Lemmon) and their nosy aunt Queenie (Elsa Lanchester). Gillian, ever so lonely and yearning to be loved, has hots for her upstairs neighbor, Shep (Jimmy Stewart) who is planning to marry his girlfriend Merle (Janice Rule) any day now. It's almost Christmas time. The Holroyds are harmless: they sometimes turn off street lamps for fun. They are that kind of witches.
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Gillian seducing Shep in her shop with her bareback dress
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Witch spell with her familiar- a siamese cat named Pyewacket
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Jimmy Stewart trademarked 30 degree angle "I'm so confused" expression
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Just look at those eyebrows!
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A typical example of 50s workplace sexual misconduct:
Shep telling his hot secretary, Tina, that his wedding is off:
Tina: But sir, what about that negligee order?
Shep: Why don't you wear it? Now we don't want a good negligee go to waste, do we?
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Witches apparently like to run around barefoot, and have no feelings. *note: Jimmy Stewart has nasty looking feet
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Skating in Central Park
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"I put a spell on you but I didn't mean to. Merle was mean to me at Wellesley College so I just wanted to fuck with her! But then I fell in love with you."
"I am gonna pose uncomfortably on this ladder and mansplain to you that there's no such thing as witches!"
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She’s not even a good artist. Dump her Shep! Dump her!
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Tears. Ah fuck, I turned into a human!


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