Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Thin Man Cometh

Look what we got for Christmas! It's a movie starring my favorite actor, Asta! College Kid brought home the fourth movie of the Thin Man series, Shadow of the Thin Man. There are a couple of minor actors named William Powell and Myrna Loy in it, too, but we all know that Asta is the real talent in the film.

Here's a bit of trivia I found when researching this movie. After Nick (William Powell) gets off a merry-go-round, there is a close-up of Asta also jumping off the merry-go-round. If you look closely, you can see the straps and fishing line attached to Asta's legs. They used it to make him walk like he was dizzy from going in circles. There's also a scene where you can see a reflection of someone giving Asta his cues.

Yeah, as if Asta needed any help acting. He was a talented pup, and except for that little mishap where he nipped Myrna Loy for bothering him, a true professional in his movie career.

So when the ice and snow blows in later tonight, we're going to be curled up with some popcorn and fudge and watching my favorite film star in action. We hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season, too!


Maggie & Mitch said...

We wish we could be curled up right beside you eating popcorn and watching your movie, Tell! It sounds wonderful!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

We have the entire set of Thin Man movies. We love them. My middle name is Asta for that reason. Hey, Tell... have fun watching the movies. Stay warm!

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Have to check out the movie. Hope the popcorn has extra butter on it!


Noah the Airedale said...

Oh wow that's what my pinkie wanted for Christmas but no one could find it. She wanted the entire set. I guess we're just going to have to keep looking.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Agatha and Archie said...

I wish we could come and watch it with you! Asta is our favorite movie star! Love A+A

Gus said...

we love Thin Man movies, but think the humans act silly sometimes. Asta is truly the star. Plus, the only ome with any sense.


Stanley said...

Hey, Tell!

Sounds like you had a great night lined up. Lounging, eating popcorn & assorted snacks, and watching a dog movie (with the one & only Asta)! My girl has never seen any of the Thin Man movies. Sheesh! And she calls herself a dog lover...

Goober love,

Koobuss said...

What?? Is Asta in another movie already?? She was just in one. Thank you for researching that.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Scruffy & Lacie said...

We've never seen one of the Thin Man movies either. Maybe we need a DWB's movie night...with perhaps a smattering of poker on the side...with perhaps a lot of beer to go with the other activities...hmm...this is soundin' better and better....

Can you believe Seymour had puppies...he's been visiting us for a while. It's rather a shock.

Have fun watchin' the movies!!

Scruffy, Lacie and Babystan

Asta said...

Oh Tell
It's one of my favowtes too!!1
I've watched them ovew and ovew with my pawents..I guess they weally like the films cause theiw pwevious wiwes wereNick,Nora andCharles..and you know my name,heheh
Happy New Yeaw to you and youw family
smoochie kisses

Lenny said...

Happy new year, Tell! I hope you enjoyed the movie. I just saw it a few months ago. Thanks for the fun Asta trivia!

Your friend, Lenny