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Cary Grant on Movies Today

How do you feel about the films of today?

CG: They lack a certain kind of ease and graciousness about life. I deplore the language used in today’s films. When I was making pictures, we couldn’t even say “damn.” We were not permitted to make sexually explicit films, and I don’t know if I would have if I could have. The whole business today is blood and heavy breathing.

From Evenings With Cary Grant: Recollections in His Own Words and by Those Who Knew Him Best
By Nancy Nelson.

5 thoughts on “Cary Grant on Movies Today

  1. Cary Grant was a GENTLEMAN, and a remarkable actor (underrated in my opinion), who delivered very convincing performances. His films were quite entertaining, and many times a vehicle to deliver a lesson on fashion and style, making of this man a truly style ICON.

    My 3 favorite movies are:

    1- The Philadelphia history
    2- North by Northwest
    3- Gunga Din

    Thought I think his best performance was in Notorious

    And my favorite attires in movies:
    1- The blue suit in North by northwest
    2- The striped fisherman sweater on To catch a Thief
    3- The sport jacket he wears the morning of the wedding at the end of The Philadelphia history

  2. Karena, I have to admit to feeling like a million bucks after reading that book. Highly recommended.

    pedro, indeed! That sport coat in The Philadelphia Story is interesting. Sort of a proto-Nehru. It has historic roots though.

  3. Well said, Mr. Grant–and that is why we enjoy his movies over and over again, and, of course, admire his great style.

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