Friday, August 22, 2008

A film critic looks at 56

Another birthday, another reminder of just how ancient I am becoming. Today, I turn 56. Consider: I am now a year older than Humphrey Bogart was when he played Lt. Comdr. Queeg in The Caine Mutiny. (Worse, I’m roughly the same age he was when he freakin' died.) I am four years older than Walter Brennan was when he played Old Man Clanton in My Darling Clementine, and John Wayne was when he starred in Rio Bravo. I am six years older than Claude Rains was when he co-starred in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. I am thirteen years older than Lee Marvin was when he took command of The Dirty Dozen. When I consider how old I used to think those guys looked in those movies….

All of which may explain why I was so happy last night when my son introduced me to Sake bombs.

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