Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year, Strangers!

At Last: The Charles family spends some quality time together--finally--in 1936's After the Thin Man.


One of my favorite scenes in After the Thin Man (1936) is when Nick and Nora, exhausted after solving the Wynant case and just back from a cross country train journey, come home to that beautiful mansion high up in San Francisco. Wanting nothing more than to “sleep for a week”, the sleuthing couple are dismayed to discover a wild party in progress, ostensibly in their honor, and they find that virtually all of their “guests” are complete strangers! Even Asta seeks refuge from the drunken revelry!

So here’s hoping that your New Year’s festivities are memorable for all the right reasons and that you’re all in the company you know and enjoy.


Happy New Year!

7 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I received The Thin Man Collection yesterday for Christmas (he tries, he just gets distracted easily). I can't wait to watch that one! I don't believe I've ever seen it!

    Happy New Year!
    Looking forward to reading more in 2009!
    :)

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  2. Happy New Year to you too, Dex! :)

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  3. New Year's wishes to you as well!

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  4. Happy New Year!
    Best wishes,
    Laura

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  5. That's a wonderful scene...then again, most of the Thin Man movies are chockablock.

    Happy New Year!

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