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What I'm Watching on #Netflix

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

This week's picks from Netflix Instant Watch:

Movie:
How to Succeed in Business (Without Really Trying). A nifty 1967 film based on a popular book and successful Broadway musical. The film borrows many of the actors from the play including the lead Robert Morse who stars as J. Pierpont Finch a window washer who makes an astronomical rise in the fictitious Worldwide Wicket Company while falling for lovely secretary Rosemary Pilkington. It is cheeky with just the right amount of campy. The characters speech and dress provide an authentic peek into the 1960s workplace in a way only a movie made at the time can, a way that Mad Men tries to capture but sometimes comes off as costume. Coincidentally, Robert Morse now plays Bertram Cooper of the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce ad agency.

15 comments:

Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

This is one of my favorite movies (and plays) of all time. The music is hilarious...

Bre Dale said...

I've never heard of or seen it! Thanks for sharing!

Patty Woodland said...

I love this show - I saw it on Broadway in one of its incarnations and the songs are so much fun. I'll have to check this out! Thanks for letting me know about it

Katy Rose said...

I've never seen this one but it sounds fun. Will need to add it to my must-watch list. - Katy

Felissa Hadas said...

Sounds like a fun movie! Thank you for sharing your movie watch list with us!

Paula Robinson said...

Oh my I love this movie. I need to watch it again soon!

Erin B. said...

I love these old movies! Has anyone seen the Broadway play? It seemed like they featured an act from it during a Macy's Day Parade show or something.....

Jenna Wood said...

I love old classics, and the fact it's based on a theater production, even better :)

Lena B said...

Mght be a good one to watch

Grace said...

I've not seen this with these actors but would love to check it out.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

I have not seen this but it seems great!

MommaWannabe said...

I love this movie!!

CinnyBBS said...

I've never watched this movie before but it seems I'll have to check it out!

Maureen Sklaroff said...

Interesting, I'm surprised that my hubby hasn't tried to get me to watch this one. He's watched practically every movie from the 60's and 70's. I'll have to mention it to him for our date night as it sounds just like his cup of tea.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

I haven't seen a movie on Netflix in a while. Thanks for the recommendation.

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