As part of my effort to create more kinetic earnings as a writer, I’m penning a little gem in the romantic comedy genre. Or as people in the biz say - romedy-rom-comedy-rom genre.
So I’ve been watching some romantic comedies in order to grease my romantically comedic comedically romantic funny bone. I watched Pillow Talk last night with Mr. Rock Hudson and Ms. Doris Day. It’s about a guy who gets laid all the time by beautiful women who then decides he’d like to bag the beautiful, smart, lonely woman upstairs (Doris Day’s character). So he tricks her into falling in love with him so he can try to get in her pants.
I've never been good at pitching a story but that's the jist.
Anyway, I enjoyed it and it left me feeling like I don't watch enough of the classics. These iconic actors like Rock Hudson and Doris Day (or Douglas Kennedy and Marguerite Chapman) really do have the old school chemistry, the magic that Ben Affleck has finally given up on so he can go from being a hugely successful actor to a hugley successful director. AFFLECK! Your unbridled, shameless success haunts me still!!
Anyway, the absolute best part of Pillow Talk comes when Rock and Doris are hanging at a piano bar and the piano player starts playing the song Roly Poly. Doris Day is delightful - there - I've said it. And it’s the best song I’ve heard in a while so I thought I'd share it. I'm thinking it should probably be the global theme song for 2011. I've played it for The Boy a few times now and if I dance around and get in his face while the song is playing he starts cracking up like it's the funniest thing he's ever seen. So that's two recommendations by my count.
The image quality here is sucky but check it out: