Category: Movies

Past Imperfect – #262

In earlier days, folks didn’t pay extraordinary amounts of money to attend fancy yoga classes. Instead, they strengthened their inner core during regular daily activities, especially those that involved dealing with the disappointments of the opposite sex. In this example, Betty is getting a health workout by showing […]

Past Imperfect – #258

Jimmy: “Do you mind if I take off my shirt?” Grace: “Why, whatever’s gotten into you that you feel the need to randomly bare flesh?” Jimmy: “Did you see the liquor bottles behind me?” Grace: “Of course I did. I come from a rich family. We always inspect […]

Past Imperfect – #255

James: “Sorry about what just happened. I had chili for lunch.” Gladys: “Oh, please. Your gassiness is nothing compared to my own personal pain. I have a dead raven on my head, my hair has been curled so tight that I can’t even open my mouth, and I’m […]

Past Imperfect – #238

In a secure Processing Chamber buried deep in the earth, the wives of Republican senators receive their nightly dose of morphine to ensure that they stand by their man and smile lovingly, no matter what crap said man might try to spew in a press conference. A young […]

Past Imperfect – #236

The cast of the 1949 version of The Great Gatsby is quite pleased with themselves, mainly because they consulted a psychic who assured them that their version will prove far more pleasing than the 1974 version (Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, making questionable career choices) and the 2013 […]

Past Imperfect – #235

Photographer: “Could we get just a little bit more emotion out of you for this shot?” Fay Wray: “I spent three months writhing around in the disembodied hand of a giant monkey, screaming for my life. I’m a bit drained. When you’ve done the same, get back to […]

Past Imperfect – #234

8 Points of Consideration Whilst Reviewing this 1948 publicity still of Jane Greer: What’s the oddly-placed tassel all about? Does she inflate when you pull it? Why is she waving the sunglasses around instead of wearing them? Did no one explain to her how they worked? What is […]

Past Imperfect – #233

Casting Director: “Okay, what exactly are you trying to say with this photo in your portfolio? Help me out a bit.” Jean: “Well, I was conveying my glamorous side, that I can do high-society roles. I can hold my own against William Powell.” Casting Director: “Yeah, well, it […]

Past Imperfect – #230

Nancy: “Would it be rude of me to mention that something about your staging of this scene is a bit off?” Director: “What? Do you not have enough spotlights on you?” Nancy: “Why do you want me to sit like this? What woman would do that at her […]