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Mindless Movie(s) Monday: “Sabrina” and “Pretty in Pink”

sabrinaWhat a double feature! I’ve already espoused my love and affection for “Pretty in Pink”…well, Steff in “Pretty in Pink”. Oh, what a smarmy hunk he is in his white linen jacket and pants, that Steff!

But, prior to the John Hughes classic airs the remake of Billy Wilder’s “Sabrina”. Starring Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond and Greg Kinnear, this charming comedy follows the Pygmalion-esque transformation of a frumpy driver’s daughter and the romantic games that ensue between two old-money, WASPy brothers for whom she longs…and for whom her father drives.

I adore this film. I adore Julia Ormond’s short, cropped curls, the touching relationship with her father and the unintentional wooing of uptight Linus Larrabee, played by Ford. I know many will disagree with me, but I prefer this version to the 1954 movie with Humphrey Bogart and William Holden. For some reason, I just didn’t buy the allure of Holden’s David Larrabee. However, Audrey Hepburn is always incomparable.

I wish I could crawl under the covers and live vicariously through these two iconic romances. I really could use the escape.

On AMC:
“Sabrina”, 10:15 a.m. ET
“Pretty in Pink”, 1:15 p.m. ET

Like, Duh: Romance Novels Booming! A Popular Recession Escape

romanceOh, I’m so on the pulse of recessionistas!

Check out this story from the AP: “Romance novels offer comfort in down economy; Genre provides cheap way to escape, is a good coping mechanism, many say”

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/30986580/?gt1=43001

For my own list of favorite “romance” titles, click here. Pick one, lean back and insert yourself into another world!

http://tinyurl.com/qhpdda

Jobless and Need an Escape? Pick Up a Trashy Paperback for Some Summertime Smut

USA Today’s recent story about how trade paperback books are thriving in “tough times” thorn-birdgave me pause about reading, its escapist quality, its cheap availability and, most importantly, the upcoming  beach trash season. And what better time to dive into some light reading than now when you’re unemployed or broke and in need of an escape. Better yet, most of my favorite trashy titles are available in mass market paperback. I’m a former publishing gal, so I don’t want to take dollars out of my friends’ pockets, but I do know when times are tough, the used bookstore and library are fabulously cheap solutions!

Best, most have movie adaptations that have aired on Lifetime, WE or Oxygen and are probably available on Netflix. I’m a Netflix dropout, but you might still indulge!

Now, without further ado, below is Miss Pink Slip’s top 10 list of all-time favorite summertime smut titles:

  1. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
  2. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  3. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
  4. Once is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann
  5. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann
  6. Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins
  7. Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz
  8. The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe
  9. I’ll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz
  10. Any book by V.C. Andrews

Check out my Listmania! List on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/o2j5ff