Silhouette Desire author Maxine Sullivan this week has picked one of my favourite all time romances. The costumes, the characters, the acting, the dialgoue, the set-up, all simply gorgeous. I was looking for something to do today and watching this movie on DVD may just be it ;).
I admit it. I love Doris Day.
Actually I adore her! And despite Doris being dubbed “The Eternal Virgin” she was actually ahead of her time in some of her movies, playing independent women with careers who were not on the lookout for a man to make her life complete. She’s a wonderful actress and a natural comedienne, so it goes without saying that I love her movies, especially her romantic comedies. And none more than her 1959 classic where she teams with Rock Hudson in their first movie together called “Pillow Talk”.
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For a romance writer this movie is perfect. It is a fantastic example of how witty dialogue should be written, how to keep the pace racing along, how to show the sexual attraction, and how to write a plot that works, despite it being full of coincidences and contrivances.
By the way, look for Rock Hudson’s scene where he ‘pretends’ to be gay. Looking at the movie now, it’s obvious he was laughing at playing a part he knew so well. And how risqué for those times. Having read his biography, his career would have been over before it began if word had gotten out about his real life sexual preference.
So give yourself a treat and watch Pillow Talk. In my last movie review I gave my favourite movie, American Dreamer, 10 out of 10, but this one totally deserves a 10 as well. Enjoy!
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