Oct 29, 2008

"How to Steal a Million (1966)"


I return with an ode to Audrey Hepburn, who, in this flick, plays the granddaughter of art-forgerer Bonnet. Her grandfather, out of obsession, out of a sense of adventure, likes fooling art-lovers and museum curators that he is in possession of pieces by none other than Monet and Van Gogh and since,

Bonnet: American millionaires must be all quite mad. Perhaps it's something they put in the ink when they print the money.

The film is considerably glib with characters that are justifiably witty (one's an art-lover, one's an art thief, and one's an heiress). Consider this:

Nicole Bonnet: I didn't want to keep you waiting, so I got engaged to him. Is it alright? Am I on time?
Simon Dermott: Perfectly. In fact, we have ten more minutes, so if you want to go back and marry him?


The film is 2 hours long and passes with enough enjoyment if you're an art-lover or an Audrey Hepburn fan.

8 comments:

Mampi said...

Sounds great fun.

Majaz said...

It was, Mampi. Very literate sorta movie, I thought.

Saadat said...

One day, I'll see all these movies.

Majaz said...

What's stopping you?

Saadat said...

IESCO. And their ever-changing load-shedding schedules. :/

Majaz said...

Oh come on, Saadat. If I can watch them without KESC's love and support, you can watch them too.

misspecs said...

Audrey Hepburn makes me feel so bad because I can't even tell myself she was photo-shopped. :(

Love that movie, though.

Majaz said...

Sigh,yeah, I hate it when that happens.