Sunday, 6 December 2009
Jimmy Stewart & Jean Arthur in Frank Capra's 'You Can't Take It With You'
I was about to upload this scene to YouTube but luckily it was already there. Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur in one of my favourite films, 'You Can't Take It With You,' from way back in 1938.
Look at how natural they both are. What's remarkable is that it is all one single take - no cuts, no funny stuff -- just movie magic. Capra magic. In just four and a half minutes- we see the romance between the two of them, we see the idealism and imagination of Jimmy Stewart-- and the heartbreaking talk about fearmongering and personal courage - which is as relevant now as it ever was.
It's December. And in December, I watch Jimmy Stewart films. So expect some more on Mr. Stewart from me.