Meet cute Monday #1

In reference to yesterday’s post, I figured that I’d post the meet cutes that I have been collecting on Mondays. Meet cute Monday sounds better than Meet cute Sunday, after all – the alliteration just feels right.

So, here is the first meet cute Monday: a clip from Woman of the Year from 1942 starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy where both play reporters (he does sports, she does international affairs)…

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy met each other on this movie. A little tidbit off Wikipedia:

Woman of the Year was the first of nine films Hepburn and Tracy made together. They met for the first time on the shoot. In the 1993 documentary Katharine Hepburn: All About Me, Hepburn herself says she was wearing high heels at the first meeting with Tracy and producer Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and said “I’m afraid I’m a bit tall for you, Mr. Tracy”. Mankiewicz then responded, “Don’t worry, Kate, he’ll cut you down to size.” It was during the filming of Woman of the Year that Hepburn and Tracy became romantically involved – a relationship that lasted until Tracy’s death in 1967.

I like to think that the scene I shared above with Katharine fixing her stockings and Spencer checking out her longs legs might be taken from real life…

30 Day Movie Challenge – Day 23

Day 23 – Your favorite war movie

Gosh, I’m not sure. I’ve never seen Apocalypse Now or properly watched The Bridge on the River Kwai but of course I have seen my share of war movies. The ones that I thought were quite excellent are Schindler’s List, The Deer Hunter, The Imitation GameThe Railway ManAtonement or Good Morning Vietnam and probably more that I can’t think of right now. However, when I saw this question, two war movies did immediately spring to mind and again I can’t decide between two classic movies.

First up is The Guns of Navarone with Gregory Peck (yep, him again), Anthony Quinn and David Niven about a group of men that need to disable strategic German guns on the Greek island of Navarone. Stirring stuff which leaves you on the edge of your seat throughout the movie.

And The African Queen with Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart about a gin-swilling riverboat captain who is perusaded by a prim missionary lady to use his boat to attack an enemy warship at the beginning of World War I in East Africa. Even though I’m not a huge Humphrey Bogart fan I love the interaction between him and Katharine Hepburn in this movie.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen either movie but I would again in a heartbeat.

(30 Day Movie Challenge – the full list of questions)