The Great Race

The Great Race is one of the best movies ever.  Yeah, I went there.  But seriously, if you haven’t seen it, as K would say, go do it immediately.  If you enjoy zany, mad-cap movies, this one’s the granddaddy.  And I love it.

Jack Lemon is at the top of his game, and his game is always good, as the black-clad, mustache-twirling villain, Professor Fate and as his doppelganger Prince Hapnick.  Tony Curtis is equally smarmy and charming as the hero with the sparkling smile, and Natalie Wood is fantastic as a suffragette who insists on equality between the sexes, but uses her feminine wiles to get her way.

The Great Leslie (Tony) and Professor Fate are arch rivals in just about everything they do.  When Leslie comes up with the idea for a race from New York to Paris, Professor Fate is determined to beat him.  Maggie Dubois has determinations of her own, which include being the only journalist to cover the entire race.  They, along with Professor Fate’s assistant Max (Peter Faulk) and Leslie’s (Keenan Wynn), have many misadventures along the way.  There’s a bar fight in the old west, crossing the pacific on an iceberg, and quite possibly the most awesome pie fight ever filmed.

China Glaze Street Racing

This picture is two coats of China Glaze’s Street Racing.  I really like the color of this polish.  It’s weird, but I’m not a huge fan of orange, but I have always liked it on my nails.  Anyway, the coverage was good, but the formula was a little runny, which was a bit problematic.  My only caution, if you use this polish, start slowly so you don’t overdo it.  A little goes a long way. ~E

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