Man’s Favorite Sport? (1964)


This one is quite different from Pillow Talk and Lover come back. It’s a film by Howard Hawks, and it’s obvious, he even plagiarises one of his most famous gags from Bringing Up Baby. Here, Rock Hudson is not a womanizer anymore, he’s quite duffer, like Cary Grant in Bringing Up Baby or Gary Cooper in Ball of Fire. In fact, here is the girl, Paula Prentiss, who tries to bed him. Oh, and there’s rain. A film with rain is always better!

Lover Come Back (1961)


I don’t know if I prefer this one or Pillow talk, but in this one there’s a scientist who invents a fabulous product which is a tasty candy that gets you drunk as a skunk. Curiously, in both films there’re gags about Hudson being gay, which is quite astonishing.

Pillow Talk (1959)


When I started watching Douglas Sirk’s melodramas last week, Rock Hudson made me think of those old romantic comedies with Doris Day. When I was a kid, in the Eighties, Spanish television repeated a lot that kind of films, and I loved them, but I haven’t watched any of them since then. I thought that maybe right now this kind of films could seem too innocent, or even reactionary, but the truth is that Pillow Talk is still funny, and not so naive as I remembered it.

Seconds (1966)


When a film starts like this, it must be good (Saul Bass, of course). A paranoia, a dystopian history about who we are and who we would like to be. And, like all good science fiction films, with a lot of reflections between the lines.