Movie Mondays- The Seven Year Itch
Hey, hey! New blog feature! Movie Mondays. What can I say, I love cliche blog post titles. I watch at least a movie a week, and since we’ve decided to forego cable and stick with the interwebs (hello, Netflix!), it’ll be a fun experience capturing screen shots and sharing my impressions of the films I watch each week.
If any of you have not seen The Seven Year Itch, I’ll give you a brief run down on the plot framework. Manhattan men send their wives away to spare them from the heat of summer. Before their wives & children’s trains even leave the station, they are already in bachelor mode. The movie follows the imagination and silliness of a publishing executive. Whose wife of seven years (and son) has just left to spend the summer in the country. Oh, and whose neighbor happens to be Marilyn Monroe. Of course.
One of the reasons I so much enjoy watching old movies is being able to step back in time and soak in the interior design and day-to-day fashion that, so normal in their day, is so fascinating to me.
For instance, how many offices do you see these days with aqua/grey painted brick walls and rad posters hanging on the wall? Amazing.
Now, I think we all know that Marilyn Monroe wasn’t known for her awesome sense of fashion. But every movie she graces is just such fun. This one might be the most well known movie in which the blonde bombshell ever appeared.
I adore the red lipstick which always painted her lips. No wonder the poor “summer bachelor” had such a difficult time of it with her as his neighbor! Oh, and that tall glass in her hands? That’s a martini. Oh yes. Silly girl.
I don’t think I will be offering many serious movie reviews on Movie Mondays, but I can at least give my recommendation that if you’re in the mood for a light hearted comedy with a nostalgic feel and some innocently naughty humor (I actually quite believe there is such a thing… ha), you will definitely enjoy the classic Billy Wilder film, The Seven Year Itch.