Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Movie Stars

Cow wonders just when it was that "star quality" lost as a qualification to be in the movies.

Cow thinks it was the 70's. Where Dustin Hoffman replaced Cary Grant. Where Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand, Rosie O'Donnell (okay, maybe she was 80's) replaced Greta Garbo.

Cow isn't sure what this elusive quality is. Yes, looks are important, but also interacting with the audience, enlisting them in your story, interesting them enough to stay for two hours, and maybe even come back again.

Even despite a lack of Topiary in the film.



Blogger Sandi said...

One word: Class.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

I suspect it's consistency. Even when Cary Grant or Humphrey Bogart were in a real stinker of a movie you'd get the "star product," which isn't necessarily the same as a good performance.

Just like Adam Sandelr. (-:

1:08 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Class is definitely missing, not just from the stars, but also from their outfits, or lack thereof.

Star product, er, Cow will never forget Adam Sandler holding the Hose of Hummus in 'Don't Mess with Zohan'.



1:46 PM  

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