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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful Friendship

There is something delightfully satisfying about the development of a bromance. From Rick and Louie, Laurel and Hardy, Jeeves and Wooster - audiences delight in the friendship bonding experiences. Otherwise, how do we explain the coming of "Hangover 2" ???? Perhaps it began with Sherlock and Watson, or as far back as Caesar and Anthony? Maybe to blame is Charles Dickens with Great Expectations -the friendship between Pip and his Uncle Joe or Pip and his benefactor...both prove to develop an unbreakable bond regardless of the affections and lure of the women in their lives.....or perhaps its one of those unexplainable as long as humans have walked the earth type of  things.....

"Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid" (1969)- Fight, rob, romance and die together..a perfect example of bromance. Seriously? how in the world could Kathrine Ross choose between them, she had to have both. 

"Gross Point Blank" (1997)- Yeah, picked because its set in, silly, pointless but so right on in the bromance department- John Cusak & Dan Aykrod always do better with buds than chicks. 

"The Hound of Baskervilles" (1939) - Superbly well done, with no doubt the best Sherlock to date (with no dismissal of Jeremy Brett who remains the sexiest of all Holmes portrayals) Basil Rathbone simply is, in deportment and physical representation the best turn of the century detective ever. And no best friend could ever top the faithful Dr. Watson. 

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