Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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Shown: January 1, 2015 at 6pm

Director : Howard Hawks

Country : USA

Release Date : 1953

Duration : 88 mins

Language : English

Subtitles : No

A classic musical featuring a tight script and a fabulous collection of song and dance numbers (often copied but seldom bettered).  A cynical plotline is wonderfully belied by generous sentiment and the Monroe / Russell sexual stereotypes are used ironically to generate a whole range of erotic gambits: innocence, brashness, temptation and seduction.  Interesting too that the male roles remain mere foils to the sympathetic sparring relationship of the female leads.

One of the top ten best films ever made.”  (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)