Monday, January 26, 2009


Hoagy Carmichael sings "Am I Blue" in Howard Hawks' "To Have and Have Not," the 1944 film loosely based on a book by Ernest Hemingway. I want to find a bar like this, a lively little joint where the drinks are strong, the music is good, and you might run into Bogart or Lauren Bacall.

I just read that Benicio del Toro, fresh from winning Best Actor at Cannes for "Che," is planning a remake that will be "more faithful to the original story." Hemingway himself called the work a piece of junk, and refused to write the screenplay for Hawks. Hawks had to get another writer, an upstart named William Faulkner. Everything worked itself out in the end.

Cranky McCrankypants said no to Howard Hawks

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