Another sucker writes…

David Thomson, reviewing two recent Cary Grant biographies for the London Review of Books:

Dead at 82, Cary Grant had made 77 films. [But…] let’s say there are twenty or so pictures that are keepers. Then let’s add that in any one of those films he had 15 minutes of ambiguous splendour. That’s five hours in 82 years. A weird equation for showing us what suckers we are for brilliant moments and piercing glances.

I'm stricken by an urge to watch His Girl Friday again. So good.