It’s time again for another episode of Shagbottom Theater!
Fionn is carrying on the year of Cary Grant with Houseboat (1958), which co-starred the lovely Sophia Loren. This is a fun family centered film from the mid-twentieth century. Of course, by today’s standards, with so many scandals around men abusing their station with nannies…it has some connotations you might not want your kids to catch on to.
And, that is probably why Fionn likes this film. Personally, I like this scene he chose because it reminds me of my childhood imagining the Gods bowling in the sky. (Now, I tell my daughter it’s just Thor, because she loves the Thunder God’s films.) My cheeky boy just loves these intertexts.
Let’s get to it! Check out the snippet Fionn has prepared for you as part of his year of Cary Grant.
Tom Winters: Come on, darling. Take it easy. Remember what l used to tell you? Thunder is just two bodies of air coming together after an electrical disturbance.
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