Film Sometimes, the city in which a movie is set plays a role more important than that of the main characters and, over the years, many filmmakers have been drawn to the old school majesty of London. Here are a few films where London—a city of striking contrasts— makes an appearance. Indiscreet (1958) “How dare he make love to me and not be a married man!” So says Ingrid Bergman’s character in Indiscreet. Directed by Stanley Donen and also starring Cary Grant, Indiscreet inverts the age-old paradigm of a man who pretends to be single, by instead presenting us with a single man who pretends to have a wife. Infuriated upon finding out the truth, Bergman’s character seeks ( continue reading... )
Episode 308 Apr 13th 2014
Like many of the listeners of the Cocktail Nation I just love mid-century modern architecture. This week we talk of a giant of MCM in that of Harry Seidler. We talk men’s accessories along with the passing of a Hollywood legend. There’s some new releases to be checking out and I have some of the best parties from across the globe to attend.