Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Desk Set (1957)

Tracy and Hepburn again. He's an IBM computer expert, she's a researcher at a TV network, and they fall in geek love, of course. The chemistry is the whole reason to have a movie, as usual, and there is one of those scenes they always do where he keeps giving her those silent, mildly irritated looks he does so well that say, "Hmm... you're pretty amazing... maybe I underestimated you..." The film chugs along mildly realistically until the last few reels, when the gigantic computer finally arrives in the office -- it looks like something Batman might have in the Batcave, and is prone to freaking out, making boinging noises and emitting smoke. Overall, a fun movie, but not the pair's best.

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