Film Series:Humoresque (1946)
Directed by Jean Negulesco. Starring Joan Crawford, John Garfield.
During the filming of Humoresque, Joan Crawford won her first Academy Award for her performance in Mildred Pierce. Many film critics and aficionados claim that you can see the power of winning the Oscar in Crawford’s performance in Humoresque. She plays a boozy, neurotic socialite who falls for a musical prodigy from the wrong side of the tracks. Oh, and she’s married to someone else, too. No Hollywood ending here…but the last scene is iconic. 125 minutes. Unrated.
SEX, LIES AND CELLULOID: OLD HOLLYWOOD, BAD ROMANCE: FILM SERIES
Love may go wrong; lovers may come and go – but what happens on the silver screen is forever. In contrast to February’s indulgent nod at the eternally mushy, gushy side of love, check out four films that highlight Cupid’s dark side. As always, we’ll have a selection of related books and movies to check out, an excellent handout on each film and we’ll also have an anti-aphrodisiacal food tasting before each film – just to get you in the mood.