Monday, December 27, 2004

Morocco, yes or no?

Aside from the Adolphe Menjou appearance, would I recommend the movie Morocco? Yes, but mostly as an academic exercise. Most people fixate on the scene in which Marlene Dietrich kisses another woman right on the lips. But her whole tuxedo number is a remarkable combination of feminine allure and outright butchiness. And moments later, when she re-appears in a skimpy stage costume, it's obvious that she won the good-looking legs lottery. Gary Cooper is bad, but tall.

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