Monday, 9 February 2009

Jukebox Monday

I have mice in my attic. But I also have a cat... sadly she wasn't in the mood for catching her own supper and when I took her up to the attic and said 'seize', she looked at me as though I'd lost my marbles. She had a tin of pink salmon instead. Useless creature.
It's now been raining steadily for several hours... an idea crossed my mind...



...as if I would. I wouldn't let my... no I'm not going to finish this sentence, because I love this film.

53 comments:

xl said...

They had me at the opening/title sequence (ending when she reaches her apartment building). Great stuff.

Ponita said...

I'll lend you That Damn Cat.... she's a very good mouser... Pips used to live in a barn before I took her home, so she knows the ropes well.

Eryl Shields said...

Now I'm going to have to redouble my efforts on the mini trampoline, 3 hours five days a week, so I can look that thin in my ancient Burburry.

underOvr (aka The U) said...

ScarletB,

A wonderful way to kickstart the week of Valentine; an Audrey Hepburn romantic love story. I remember rats growing up as a child. We had a cat named "Jack the Cat" and Jack was a bona fide, hard core, predatory gangster when it came to rats.

It's been so long since I've had a pet in my home and I do not tolerate rats. Perhaps rodents in this area fear a Phoenix-like rise of Jack the Cat should they come into my home uninvited.

underOvr

Gorilla Bananas said...

I'll teach you how to build a humane mouse-trap, Miss Scarlet. Nice film, but I never understood why her poor pussy had to get squeezed at the end.

Dave said...

I was waiting for somone to say something about her pussy.

I don't think I have anything to add.

Lulu LaBonne said...

Still trying to get my cats to run after mice after they got spoiled by the neighbour - I've told them they'll become a pair of slippers if they don't shape up.

The Dotterel said...

I can't believe I've not seen this film!

scarlet-blue said...

Mr XL: This film makes me want to swan around in my little black dress all day with a cigarette holder poised at my lips. Sometimes I do.

Ponita: There was a feral cat living close by... a ginger tom. Sadly I haven't seen him since the big freeze. Hopefully he'll turn up again and sort out the mouse situation.

Eryl: I'm going for the cigarette holder and huge sunglasses option... it's Valentine's Day soon and we have chocolate to scoff.

Mr U: Yep, it's my soppy start to the week!
Rats?! Ick. I hope I've only got mice...

Mr Bananas and Mr Dave: Do either of you two ever watch QI, with host Stephen Fry? Well if you do, this is the moment where all the buzzers go off! Tut. Disgraceful talk and innuendo...

Lulu: My cat is also of the spoilt variety. It's probably her fault that I have mice as she catches them outside and then brings them inside to play with.

Mr Dotts: Goodness me!!! Watch it immediately!

Sx

Dave said...

s-b: I AM Stephen Fry.

KAZ said...

By coincidence I've just finished reading the book.
It's just not the same without Audrey - though the bloke (George Peppard?) doesn't do it for me.

Clyde said...

Hey, one guaranteed way of getting your cat to chase mice in the attic---put poison up there for the mice and try to keep the cat away---
I'll bet it finds a poison mouse to eat
Love Breakfast At----ooops, I'm a guy---cough---bloody chick flicks

Scott said...

Hello blow up doll,
I have been reading your blog for awhile and I love your observations. I wanted to post a link to your blog on my site, would you be interested in a link exchange?
Check it out: Http://scottstipoftheday.blogspot.com

MJ said...

Oh golly gee, damn!

Jane P said...

I thought she had a page-boy bob? I'm sure that's how I remember her. It was a look I tried to adopt once. Didn't really work.

I've promised never to talk about pussies on my blog.

scarlet-blue said...

Dave: Of course you are dear...

Kaz: Yep, I keep meaning to read the book - it's on my list and I don't rate George either... it's The A Team connection...

Clyde: Yep... that sounds like my daft cat.

Scott: I will have to investigate and it's true that I'm open to bribes.. have you brought chocolates? Have you written a poem? Jewellery? Champagne? Perfume? Always Envive pads??? Hard cash...?????
FLOWERS!!!! ????? Come on get your finger out, I like to be wooed....

MJ: Indeed! My thoughts exactly.

Jane: You may be thinking of Roman Holiday - another gorgeous film - there is a famous scene where she gets her hair cut.
And I agree. It's fine to talk about an overgrown bush, but exposing your pussy is another matter all together.

Sx

scarlet-blue said...

*sp.. altogether.. not all together... apologies, it's been raining for a long time.
Sx

Kate Lord Brown said...

Poor Holly's wet p ... cat. Just as well George Peppard was there to give it a good rub down. Rather mice in the attic than bats in the belfry Scarlet x

scarlet-blue said...

Kate: I'm sure I have got bats in my belfry... something's flapping about that's for sure...!
Sx

CyberPete said...

That is such a great movie and he is so devastatingly handsome!

xl said...

I read the book after seeing the movie. It's an interesting compare and contrast.

Madame DeFarge said...

Ah, but what about the sublime George Peppard. He was an early lust of mine and sealed my penchant for mature men with graying hair. I was devasted when he entered the A Team, but he still did it for me. This is a such a sad admission really.

HoodChick said...

I've never actually watched this movie. The cat didn't seem to be enjoying his position in the sandwich of love.

Raisy swears by the plank method, since your lazy puss isn't up to.
http://raisinchronicles.blogspot.com/2009/01/in-memoriam.html

Gadjo Dilo said...

I havn't seen this film either. Did the cat survive that embrace? At the end of the credits is there a message saying "This Film is Dedicated to Tiddles: 1956-1961"?

Jane P said...

Thans for that info. Thanks for visiting my little place last night too. Sorry I wasn't in to welcome you, and offer you a drink.

scarlet-blue said...

Pete: Yes by why did George have to ruin it all by doing the A Team?

Mr XL: I will read the book! It's been on my reading list for years... I think I've even got a copy knocking around somewhere, perhaps I'll dig it out later.

Madame D: I couldn't quite accept that he did the A Team... and he's a little too smooth. But I bet he's a gentleman and wouldn't make rude comments if you gained a few pounds... unlike Mr Defarge...

Hoodchicky: A cunning plan! I have left my Barbie doll's parachute next to an open window. It has a faulty rip cord. This should work in a similar fashion to the plank. I will soon be mouse free!

Gadj: The cat survived and for many years starred in the opening credits of Coronation Street... until he was cruelly axed and replaced with a younger puss. It happens to us all.

Jane: Always have the Champagne on ice and the Pringles at the ready...

Sx

PI said...

Poor lovely Audrey! I made a story about her lying on her death bed and looking back. I wonder what i did with it?

Dave said...

She almost makes smoking look sexy.

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Scarlet,

I have given the impresssion (to others) that our playful banter was the "Bizarro World" opposite.

My feeble attempt at being funny missed the mark.

I apologize,

underOvr

scarlet-blue said...

Pat: I'm sure it will turn up. She had a lot to look back on. I can't remember a film she was in... one of my favourites... hang on, I have a film book at hand... Two for the Road, with Albert Finney... I hate forgetting things.

Dave: You almost make statues look sexy.

Mr U: Goodness me! What have you been up to? I'm sure you have nothing to apologise for so do not worry.

Sx

Dave said...

You almost make blow-up dolls look...

No, that's being silly.

scarlet-blue said...

Dave: Goodness me!
Sx

CyberPete said...

He did? I wasn't aware.

I've never watched The A-team

scarlet-blue said...

Pete: I think you're lucky that you missed it.
Sx

CyberPete said...

I would have loved to watch that show. My friends all did but we didn't have cable.

BEAST said...

It looks like a chic flick to me
Where's the car chases and exploding stuff and I would guess its very light on marshal arts

BEAST said...

***is very proud of self for not making any sort of pussy joke***
Do I get a prize

scarlet-blue said...

Pete: You have far too much taste to watch The A Team....

Mr Beastie: You're back Mr Beastie...! Let me guess, you're another fan of the A team...?
And yes... there are prizes for not mentioning pussy...

Sx

Glamourpuss said...

My cat is a moody creature who spends most of her time getting on my pip, but then she runs down the street to meet me when I come home from work and I reconsider leaving the country without her.

Puss

BEAST said...

I have never seen the A team , so I am afraid I cant say

CyberPete said...

You should know what else I watch. The A-Team could just be the best bit.

I love trashy TV! I am going to start watching Paradise Hotel - the Danish edition.

Nu-di-ty!

EmmaK said...

Great film, I always thought it was terribly risque for the time having the guy in it as a blatant prostitute/kept man ...while bizarrely the Audrey Hepburn character who is a prostitute in the book remains very naive in the movie ...are we really not to guess how she makes her money?

scarlet-blue said...

Puss: My old cat used to do that - even though I often came home at odd hours... and I'm sure it wasn't just because he was hungry.

Mr Beastie: Boy George made an appearance once. Most odd.

Pete:Have you tried watching the old episodes of Charlie's Angels - I liked this and it's very trashy... this is where flicky hair comes from.

Emma: I dug the book out today... and Holly has 'touseled blonde hair and upturned nose' - I'm looking forward to reading it. It seems to be alot about kept creatures!

Sx

CyberPete said...

I can't say I have. I watched a few episodes of the Adam West Batman series and some Wonder Woman.

Awesome!

scarlet-blue said...

Pete: Now you're talking!! Adam West's Batman was brilliant! I have some fond memories of watching it on ITV when breakfast news was on strike. It used to make me late for work.
Sx

Bass Ackwords said...

Damn I put this here komant on the rong post!

I am happy fer ya. Y'er Blog is always entertainin' and informationamal. Simple fellers like me git to see what purty gals like you are really thinkin' bout.
I ain't never kissed a gal as purty as you...don't reckon I likely will neither.

You sure do look familyer Miss Blue...y'er so glamruss, like a movee star! And y'er smart too, that's why they is givin' you scribblin' awards.

Sometimes I like to just mosy over here and stare at y'er pitchur...but let's jus keep that our l'il secret Okee Dokee? But I ain't no stawker or lerkur...no Ma'am.

I was readin' bout y'er cat. If ya don't let 'em fend fer themselves they ain't never gonna eat no mouse. They got to git all feerul and such before they commences to eat sumthin that thay kin catch with their paws.

But don't you go starvin' y'er pussy on account o me..

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Ackwords: You nana, Mr Coppens!!!! You had me going there for a moment!!!
Sx

Kevin Musgrove said...

My sister's mog gets fed on sachets of 'Swordfish and Mediterranean vegetables.' Like a small puffy mog like that's going to hunt and stalk and kill a swordfish!

p.s. Charlie's Angels? Let's not get me started on the subject of Cheryl Ladd's bottom!

Dave said...

It's Thursday now. Can we move on from Monday? I find all this talk of cats oddly disturbing.

BEAST said...

Now your talking Kev , I have a fondness for the Farah Fawcett school of method acting
***licks lip gloss***
***flicks hair a bit***

scarlet-blue said...

Kev: I'm now expecting a 5 page report about Cheryl Ladd's bottom for your next post.

Dave: I'm thinking about doing Monday again. I like Monday.

Mr Beastie: I don't know... all this posing about in your spandex bodysuit, luring frogs into your bathroom and flicking your acrylic wig about like a skittish schoolgirl, is surely the plot of a different kind of TV series altogether.

Sx

Jane P said...

Whoever said you ought to move on was right, if I may humbly say so. We have a rule never to talk about cats at my blog, and I think it's something every female blogger should consider.

scarlet-blue said...

Jane: Goodness me! Patience....!
Sx