Marlowe Movies: Part 3
So you’ve had your fill of Hitchcockian suspense thrillers with Jimmy Stewart. You’ve gotten your Duke fix and learned that Paul Newman is also the “Newman’s Own” guy. Now here we are: part 3 of Movies by Marlowe. There’s plenty of things to do downtown, but sometimes you just want to take it easy. Order Doordash, open a fresh craft brew or bottle of Malbec, and settle in for a good film (or three).
Old Blue Eyes and Friends
While Frank Sinatra might mostly be known for his classic crooning, he also cameoed in a few films. Start the night with Ocean’s Eleven (the original) and watch Frank do the Danny Ocean dance. If you want a more cerebral film, The Manchurian Candidate can fulfill your movie and Sinatra needs. Watch him pair up with his fellow listee, Marlon Brando, in the musical Guys and Dolls. Gambling their way through classic New York can make for a pretty swell evening. To finish off the night, have a nightcap and listen to Sinatra’s greatest hits on your downtown condo balcony.
The Hunt for the Perfect Movie
This next actor is one of the biggest names in all of cinema history. When you’ve played iconic roles like James Bond of Indiana Jones’ dad, it’s difficult for anyone not to know who you are. That’s right: it’s Sean Connery (Sir Sean Connery, actually). He also might be the most difficult person on this list because he has so many good movies. Finding Forrester, Highlander, The Rock, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and, of course, The Hunt for Red October. We recommend a dry martini (shaken) and a home-cooked rack of lamb with cherry reduction in your downtown condo. It will complement this triple threat: The Untouchables, From Russia With Love, and First Knight. For a more comprehensive list, check his IMDB page. You can find almost any genre of movie to fit whatever Sean Connery mood in which you find yourself!
We know we know: where’s Brando?! Here’s another difficult person on this list. Do you opt for early Brando like A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata, or Julius Caesar? Pro-tip: Connery was also in those films. You could go for Godfather era Marlon Brando or Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando. You can even find him playing Superman’s dad in 1978’s Superman alongside Christopher Reeve. We recommend 1972’s The Godfather and the little known Island of Dr. Moreau. No matter what films you choose from these three stars, you’re in for a stellar movie night at your fabulous downtown condo.