^Absolutely! Perfect vid for Aragorn
to use: "Put The Blame On Mame"!
Janet Leigh--Marilyn--Joan Bennett--Ingrid Bergman--Veronica Lake--Lana Turner...Brigite Bardot....
Hugo Rune wrote:
The most beautiful woman to ever grace the silver screen.
There are moments in Rear Window
when she is on screen where i simply melt
Specifically this scene where she is first introduced:
: How's your leg?
: Hurts a little.
: Your stomach?
: Empty as a football.
: And your love life?
: Not too active.
: Anything else bothering you?
: Uh-huh, who are you?
- Angelic. Her, not me...
Dittos. And of course, Hitch's camera work for that scene...where she leans forward towards the camera
, playful desire in her eyes...
BTW--as I stated elsewhere, I actually wrote a paper on Grace's role in Rear Window
, for a film class.
She's a working woman (and successful--clearly quite wealthy); an independent woman who doesn't "need" Jimmy Stewart's character...but rather wants
to be with him; a decisive, strong woman who has a vital role in driving the plot forward
, making a very
gutsy decision in the quest to catch the you-know-what....
In short, an empowered
woman--and yet, not militant or "chip-on-the-shoulder" by any means, despite clear "How-could-you?" dissapointment in her man's (initial) refusal to see her as able to handle his "hard life".
(As I recall, I used that "kind, diplomatic feminism" to compare her role in the film to Sidney Portier's typical characters....)
Thumbs up for Grace, lovely and graceous no matter the era.