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The clean woman with the subversive pages

The song, with which it is most associated, sounds melancholic and a little fatalistic. "Que sara sara, whatever will be will be will be ..." What will be, will be, she sings it in "The man who knew too much" by Alfred Hitchcock. Since she plays a doctor's wife and mother, who with her husband, Jimmy Stewart, and the small son on a vacation trip to Morocco, you are advised to unintentionally in a political intelligence and assassination, intrigue, and the son is kidnapped, the two unpacking prevent.

More than just blonde and Republican

Doris Day, in the most violent conscience dilemma – everyone knows the scene, classic Suspense, hesitates long, yells, but then, in the middle of the concert in the Royal Albert Hall, in order to stop the Killer on the fatal shot. Later, in the message of the saved rulers, set themselves down at the piano and sings the song that has the son always sang, "Que sara sara", getting louder and louder, the song creeps through the staircase and the corridors of the Embassy, up in the room where the Boy is being held prisoner. Que sara sara ...but Doris Day is not just a result of fate, idly, but energetic, active, willing to take risks.

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As the British Film Institute Doris Day in the eighties, a retrospective was dedicated, called this "A Compleat Career". Not complete, but a pleated career – English pleat = fold. And has signaled with this title, that the phenomenon of Star Doris Day means a lot more than what is commonly associated with it: a tall, blond, Star, bright, always laughing and happy, healthy, normal, civil, housewife, mother, Patriotic, Republican, George-W.-Bush-promoter ... and in 1967 she founded her own animal welfare organization. An epitome, therefore, of fifty years-America? The British Film Institute was able to quite discover the subversive potential in the image that Doris Day made.

success with stereotype

she was Born on the 3. April 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff – her grandparents were German immigrants. She began as a singer on the Radio, one of their early Hits was "Sentimental Journey" at the beginning of 1945: a Song that sounded the end of the war and the return of the American soldiers brought dreamed.

the end of the Forties she began to make films, music movies, magic nights, first of all, "Rio" or "April in Paris" or "The Pajama Game", in between, but always strict, dramatic films. In "Young Man with a Horn" (jazz trumpeter) by Michael Curtiz is one of the two women fighting for the love of Kirk Douglas, wants to make a career as a musician – the other woman is Lauren Bacall: it is a musical Film noir, grim and bitter.

In "Storm Warning" (The prisoner of the Ku Klux Klan) is a young woman in a small town; her sister, a successful Model from New York (Ginger Rogers), comes to visit, you will witness a Klan attack, it is brutal, intrigue and pressure from different sides, Doris Day's husband is one of the KKK people.

The really big success in Hollywood they had in the fifties and sixties with a series of comedies, which were tailored to you, and appeared in television for many years in a beautiful regularity in the program. American stereotype, and here are the titles are: "pillow talk", "A touch of mink", "championship lead in the affair," "A slumber for two", "What is this woman everything," "too much in bed."

are Not always innocent

Doris Day can choose the big elegant men of the Fifties, with which you are involved: Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, James Garner. The woman in these films is self-confident, Flirty and funny, not always innocent, but nudity and bed scenes are rather rare.

Twice she turned in the sixties with Frank Tashlin, who smashed the most radical of the American Comedy, and then from the individual pieces and re-assembled tinkering. There are two agent movies in which that genre, which is reactivated Slapstick are: "the spy in lace panties/"The Glass-Bottom-Boat" (the spy in lace panties) with Rod Taylor and "Capricew with Richard Harris. As an unconscious victim of espionage, intrigue, Doris Day developed a captivating naivety, with a double edge.

This double edge enchanted the people by the British Film Institute in their retrospective. Of course, you didn't appreciate the rather out of the way, pieces of Doris Day, "It Happened to Jane" (With me, gentlemen), 1959, Rrichard Quine, or "The devil woman of Texas", in 1967, where she feels in the Wild West quite well. (Also Calamity Jane has, they must be allowed to play.) In "me, my lords" she is independent, she has breeding, a Lobster, and as you'll get in Trouble with the chief of the local railway, to submit to you, with the help of Jack Lemmon, his own line, and locomotive.

The independence they developed in these films, the classic comedies and Comedy roles. Doris Day embodied so perfect and flawless is the American ideal Woman of the Fifties, that you have caricatured it, and transcends it. The Propere is from setting to setting suspicious and unfathomable, this is the effect of this "compleat career". On Sunday Doris Day at the age of 97 years, died in Carmel Valley, California. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 13.05.2019, 17:30 PM

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