Thursday, September 08, 2005

Gone but not forgotten

Philadelphia Story reviews are still trickling in. Here's a new one at Driving Mr Spacey that elaborates on Mr Spacey's final hijinks.

Another of my favorite was when he proposed to Tracy. He had flowers in his hand, knelt down his left leg, like a perfect gentleman, then the other leg was down too. Now it looked a little ridiculous, then his whole body fell forward, face down, with his two feet waving in the air, like a spoiled puppet. He was such a clown! He brought the house down for a solid two minutes.

There was a long kiss in the final scene. In a typical movie, the girl would usually fight to get away first, then slowly melt down with her arms and legs and such. It happened at the Old Vic stage too, except it’s Kevin who was doing the girl’s part. I hope you can imagine how hilarious the scene looks like. Finally he managed to break away, breathless, unsteady on his two feet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I saw the show on Aug 27, he did exactly the same thing during the proposal first getting on his knees then getting down flat on his belly with his legs wagging while holding onto the flowers. Jennifer was trying to stop herself from laughing. It took a while before she was able to give her line.....very funny moment.....Live theatre how exciting! Oh yeah he did melt and stagger too after their kiss in the end....