I grew up in a house full of old movies. Both of my parents are old movie buffs. So many of my friends shake their head when I throw out names like Maureen O'Hara, Gene Tiereny, Joseph Cotten,Carol Lombard, Loretta Young, Clark Gable, William Powell and Myrna Loy just to name a few. Wait, William Powell and Myrna Loy. I am sure many of you are shaking your head on these two.
William Powell and Myrna Loy, to me, will always be Nick and Nora Charles from the 30's and into 40s Thin Man movies based on novels by Daschel Hammett. Nick is a former detective who married into money, Nora's money, and drops out of that lifestlye. But a man of leisure with a somewhat sordid past is hard to shake, not to mention his wife, Nora, kind of likes his shady at times past.
And of course Nick likes to drink - ALOT.
With all the remakes as of late, I have always thought a remake of the Thin Man would be awesome. Of course in these PC times I guess Nick couldn't enjoy his "beverages" so much. But the big question is who would play Nick and Nora Charles.
After watching the small vlog Hilarie Burton and Austin Nichols posted today, I am thinking I have found Nick and Nora. Set to some really great ragtime music, the duo had a chemistry that spoke slapstick and quick wit and they didn't even have to say a word.
So, could it be in the future that Miss Hilarie Burton, who is destined to take Wilmington and then the world by storm, and Austin Nichols with that "grin" could possibly play one of the most beloved husband and wife on-screen duos of the heyday of Hollywood.
If it was up to me, the answer would be YES!!!!
But I guess first they have to make that film Pedestrian for Southern Gothic Productions. So hurry up and do that.
8 years ago