Wednesday, May 14, 2008

midnight



One of my very favorite films (of all time, kids) is Mitchell Leisen's "Midnight". It's just perfection.
I've seen it many times, but I can always stop and watch it again. It's just been released on DVD and since the NY Times has seen fit to give it one of the most intelligent reviews I've seen in recent years last week it's been on my brain.

I was thinking of Midnight when I doodled this. Everyone: drawings aside--you can't go wrong with John Barrymore(Drew's grandpappy), Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche(yes, Don Ameche!), A Billy Wilder script and Paris, Paramount(as Ernst Lubistch called it). Seek it out.

12 comments:

Vanwall said...

You're channeling Colbert on that one for sure - it's hard to get her eyes just right, but by George, you've done it. My great-aunt Babe was her roomie on Broadway for a while in the Roaring '20s. Shoulda flopped it tho, she was a left-side gal. I like "Midnight", too - Barrymore and Claudette were definitely worth the price of admission - it was even on TCM recently in a nice print. Nice sketch!

Eric Orchard said...

Wow, Jenny!
Your sketches are just perfection. I love them!

Nico said...

lovely!!!! wow wow wow wow

MrMusicMan said...

Whoa. I came on here to post a comment and low and behold, another Nico (we're fairly rare) beat me to the punch! Anyway, I linked to this via a post today on LAObserved.com, and just wanted to say how much I like your illustrations. So..yeah, that's all. : ) Thanks!

-Nico

Lovelace said...

Lovely Claudette sketch. I Recently read a collection of Billy Wilder interviews, so I've been filling in the gaps in my BW knowledge- I will seek out "Midnight".
Ta!

tinylittlesandra said...

My goodness, these are beautiful! my gob dropped when I opened your page :o)

I'm in awe..

willow said...

This sounds like a film I would love.

Your sketches are fabulous!

I'll be back again soon...

david gemmill said...

i like her small mouth. Billy Wilder is consistently good.

Beast said...

Nice Sketches!

Kristy Gordon said...

Wwwwooo, that's awesome!!

Patrick Jewell said...

Nice drawing. And I agree with you completely about the movie. it took me totally by surprise on tcm about a year ago and i bought the dvd last week. still in its wrapper as my wife and i are waiting for an uninterrupted evening to settle in and savor it. Can't wait to see it again.

Natalia said...

Qué maravilla! Enhorabuena!!!