Friday, August 30, 2013

Films in Which Men Think They Can Mold a Woman

Isn't this every man's dream? To be able to create the perfect woman? This sculptor is trying and I think he's accomplished his goal. But I'll bet he can't do the same with the little woman at home.

I've selected three films in which men are trying to do this very thing - create the perfect woman.

How about Professor Henry Higgins trying to mold Eliza Dolittle into a duchess in My Fair Lady. He succeeds in the end, but Eliza gets the last laugh. She gets her man and probably a much better life than if she hadn't been molded.

For a real treat, check out Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday. In this film, her gruff and uncouth boyfriend (Broderick Crawford) doesn't do the molding himself. He hires a tutor for her (William Holden) to do the molding for him.

And finally the greatest molder of them all - James Stewart in Vertigo. Because of his odd obsession with Madeleine, he wants to transform Judy to resemble Madeleine (don't ask, see the movie!). He does a great job of transforming her. I can't tell you what happens next, just in case you haven't seen this film.


Enjoy these three moldy films and let me know which man is the best at creating the perfect woman. Or  tell me if you have another choice for a film to fit this theme.

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  1. Nancy, Nancy, Nancy, I was sure one of your "Moldy Films" would be the Liz & Richard classic "Taming of the Shrew". I have only seen two of your selections, so now I have to watch the third to figure out why Taming didn't make the cut. I'll have to let you know my opinion later.

  2. I am sooooooo glad that someone directed me to the NCFC almost 4 years ago.

    It's fun for me to tell people about the club - and hope they will join!!

    Marny - not Anonymous