Went to FilmForum last night to see the fantastic 1963 film Tom Jones, which was the winner of 4 Academy Awards (including Best Picture), and stars the super-charismatic Albert Finney, in one of the bawdiest, funniest roles of his career. Think of it as Barry Lyndon on magic mushrooms. I'd seen the film when I was younger, but was so happy to have revisited it on the silver screen!
Here is one of my favorite scenes, which has gone down in the cinema history books as one of the funniest depictions of gastro-flirting, ever:
And here is a great interview with a very young, yet highly sophisticated (not to mention handsome), Albert Finney, at the beginning of his career:
If only young actors today were this debonair. Sigh . . .