Monday, April 19, 2010

Desk Set

My movie selection for this week is called Desk Set. This film was made in 1957 starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn.  Tracey and Hepburn were a classic on and off screen couple, and in this film they are simply charming! This film is about the introduction of technology into the office setting and the effects it has on people's jobs.  Hepburn works for a big company and is basically like a human google, but Tracy introduces a computer (which a 1957 computer is really entertaining to see) in to the office and she and her employees think they will be fired.  It's hard to explain but that is the background to a love story between two people who should be enemies.  It's cute and entertaining (I really love old movies when they show the latest and greatest technology and they think "this is it!") Other really great movies starring Hepburn and Tracy are:
Pat and Mike
Woman of the Year
Adam's Rib

3 comments:

  1. This sounds like a really fun movie! :)

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  2. Sounds like a riot! Ever wonder if we'll look back on today's movies and think the same thing one day? Thanks for your prayers Meg!

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