Cape Fear (1962)


"When I am asked about influences, I always say I bow down to Fred Astaire, because when you look at him dancing you never look at his extremities, do you? You look at his centre. What you never see is the hours of hard work that went into the routines, you just see the breathtaking spirit and freedom.” — Alan Rickman


Dean Martin in “Ocean’s Eleven”, 1960.


Dr. Avedon said I could live to be a hundred years old. I intend to do it. For who would not wish to live a hundred years in a world where there are so many people who remember with gratitude and affection a little man with a frozen face who made them laugh a bit long years ago when they and I were both young? (My Wonderful World Of Slapstick)


”[…] Fred Astaire is all about sex, really - the kind women most dream of. He had a way of seeming as if he were trying to please his partner as much as himself, an intensely ardent and affectionate way of looking at her. He also was forceful and gentle at the same time; he dominated without being domineering about it and the result was unique […]” (x)


song and dance in the astaire & rogers movies. (part one — x)


Mae Clarke and Robert Montgomery


Their Own Desire (1929)

Rare color footage of Fred Astaire rehearsing ‘Slap That Bass’ on the set of Shall We Dance (1937)

Gregory Peck in To Kill A Mockingbird, 1962.

Michael Caine, 1966

Humphrey Bogart bloopers

Audrey Hepburn and William Holden chat on the set of Sabrina, 1954.

Robert Montgomery does these little things with his face all the time that are the most precious things in all cinema but if you don’t watch his movies, like actually watch them, you miss it and you’re missing the best thing in the world


and I feel sorry for you