Mood of the day

Still image from Bringing Up Baby, one of the best screwball comedies ever made with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. The protagonist in this late 30s film, directed by Howard Hawks, is Baby, a beautiful Brazilian leopard to whom Hepburn sings “I can’t give you anything but love” in an attempt to calm it down. One of the many enjoyable scenes of this film.

Today’s film

A beautiful Super 8 color scene from Martin Scorsese’ classic Raging Bull. The 1980 biographical film is about the life of Jake LaMotta, an Italian American boxer. Robert De Niro’s performance as the violent, unpredictable LaMotta is simply exquisite. The above pool scene, which is supposed to be a short family video, constitutes an excerpt filled with irony and sentiment underlining LaMotta’s unbalanced nature and inexplicable reactions throughout the movie.