Saturday, February 6, 2010

Night 6 of "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway"

It’s that time again! So hurry in all you Kool Kats, grab a seat and enjoy "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway". The Lounge has invited a few of the hippest shops to the party and we have come up with two great goodie bags for two lucky winners.

The giveaway will showcase some of The Lounge’s favorite romance theme movies. A new movie will be posted each night between February 1st and 14th. All past movie will be listed on the sidebar. You are welcome to leave a comment on each movie. There will also be clues for the next nights movie tweeted on Twitter. All of which will get you entries in the giveaway.

Please click here to visit the giveaway’s main page. You can see all the great shops participating, the two fabulous goodie bags, lots and lots of extra ways to enter and all the fine print details.

There will also be music selections from that night's movie to listen too. You'll find them on The Lounge's little red jukebox over on the sidebar. That night's songs will always be at the top of the playlist followed by a wide variety of love songs. The night's seclections will also be listed below with the movie review.

So enjoy the movies, enjoy the shops, enjoy the music and most of all have fun and enjoy....

"The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway"

Night 6... "Pillow Talk"
Taglines -
Footloose bachelor...beautiful career girl...and the world's most fascinating pastime!
It's what goes on when the lights go off!
Music selections from the movie on the jukebox
1. Pillow Talk
2. Down With Love
3. Here's To Love
Directed by Michael Gordon (For Love or Money and Move Over, Darling) and released on October 7, 1959 by Universal Pictures.  Interior decorator Jan (Doris Day) and composer Brad (Rock Hudson) share a phone line. Brad keeps the line occupied all day talking to his girlfriends, which annoys Jan terribly. The two have never met and when by chance Brad sees Jan, he decides to add her to his list of conquests. The problem is Brad starts to fall for her. Will Jan find out his plan? You'll just have to watch and see!
I finally saw this movie about a year ago. Until then I had only seen the opening ten minutes or so. Rock Hudson and Doris Day are a lovely on screen duo and make this movie the gem that it is. I love the era, love the clothing and the silly/slightly politically incorrect humor of the day. It's a fun lighthearted comedy to enjoy anytime.

In 2003 "Down With Love" was released and is a fun remake of "Pillow Talk". With Renee Zelweger and Ewan McGregor in the lead roles, it's a wonderful update that lovingly pokes a little fun at the original. The colors in this movie are to die for. Just gorgeous! With a supporting cast of Sarah Paulson, David Hyde Pierce and Tony Randall (who also was in the original) it's a fun throw back to this era of romantic comedies. Did I mention the music is fun too. I've added "Down With Love" and "Here's To Love" to today's music selection since I only had one from "Pillow Talk". Enjoy!
A little trivia...
1.  In the diner scene near the end, the restaurant patrons were supposed to deck Tony Randall, who would fake a reaction to the blow and slide down "unconscious" in the booth seat. However, during filming the actor overestimated his hook and accidentally knocked out Randall for real. The shot wound up being so good that the accidental knockout is the one shown in the film.
2. This movie would be the first of three to showcase the trio of Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Tony Randall all together. It was followed by Lover Come Back (1961) and Send Me No Flowers (1964), with all three actors portraying different roles in each.
3. Rock Hudson turned down the film three times, believing the script to be "too risky".
4. Ross Hunter wrote that after he made this film, no theatre managers wanted to book it. Popular movie themes at the time were war films, westerns, or spectacles. Hunter was told by the big movie chains that sophisticated comedies like "Pillow Talk" went out with William Powell. They also believed Doris Day and Rock Hudson were things of the past and had been overtaken by newer stars. Hunter persuaded Sol Schwartz, who owned the Palace Theatre in New York, to book the film for a two-week run, and it was a smash hit. The public had been starved for romantic comedy, and theatre owners who had previously turned down Ross Hunter now had to deal with him on HIS terms.
5. Director Michael Gordon is the grandfather of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
6. Michael Gordon had hoped to make a sequel to this film in 1980. It was to star Kristy McNichol as Jan and Brad Allen's daughter and Gregory Harrison as her boyfriend. Unfortunately, Gordon was unable to lure Doris Day out of retirement to make the film.
Please make sure to visit The Giveaway's Main Page to see the two goodie bags and all the wonderful shops who donated them.


  1. Tomorrow night's movie is The Notebook!

  2. I haven't watched Pillow Talk since I was a little kid. The song at the beginning used to get stuck in my head anytime the movie was on!

  3. My gosh, I'm going to have to borrow "Pillow Talk" from the library & watch it one of these nights... Think I've only seen snippets. :)
    Tomorrow night's movie: The Notebook.

  4. I haven't actually seen this movie but it looks adorable and Doris Day is great!


  5. dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

    my guess for tomorrow's pick is The Notebook

  6. Now I have that song stuck in my head, hehe.