Likes we are listenin' to the podcast as we write this Dino-gram to all youse Dino-philes, and these pallies roam all over the territory as they view this flick. We will tell youse this, their patter is not for the faint of heart includin' plenty of "adult" verbiage. It's a cool concept, but likes it you are hopin' for the sort of commentary offered by actors and directors, you won't find it here. You can decide for yourselves. We share it with youse 'cause it is divergent way of liftin' up our Dino.
Thanks to Mike and Carl for their unique way of reviewin' our Dino's ubber unique big screen flick, "Kiss Me Stupid." To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.
Yours in Dino,
Dino Martin Peters
I have a "Skidoo!" rule for bad movies. The rule decrees that if you know a famous director for just the director's flops, you owe it yourself to watch the rest of the director's films. Like I've seen Skidoo (1968) enough times to seek out other Otto Preminger pictures, like Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) and the first twenty minutes of Bunny Lake is Missing (1965) every time it airs on TCM. If you enjoyed our O.C. and Stiggs episode, why don't check out the other films by Robert Altman?
The exceptional Billy Wilder, who casted Preminger in Sunset Boulevard (1950), made a lot of great movies - like Sunset Boulevard - but I can see bad movie fans watching this episode's film and no other Wilder film. Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) was a misguided sex comedy aimed at adult audiences, like Showgirls (1995) or A Night in Heaven(1983). Dean Martin, going meta as Vegas singer Dino, meets a songwriter with a scheme. Songwriter hires a prostitute (Kim Novak) to play his wife, and offers Dino a night with her in exchange of singing one of their songs. OK, then.
This rare movie is now on YouTube, which is what we celebrate on this podcast. I first saw this twenty years ago at the Roxie in San Francisco. My friend Steve said something very profound to me. He said, "Man, you can bounce a quarter off of Kim Novak's ass."
Programming note: Carl and I never finished the movie, promised to return to it, but I doubt we will.