Monthly Archives: March 2018

Queens (2018)

Music Artist: Saara Aalto

Synopsis: The music video for Eurovision contender Saara Aalto’s song Queens.

Kitty Cameos: Two cats make appearances in this video; a lovely lush white long-haired cat and a beautiful sleek gray Sphynx cat.

Saara Aalto - Queens - Saara petting long haired white cat

Saara Aalto - Queens - Saara petting long haired white cat

Saara Aalto - Queens - Saara petting gray Sphynx cat

Saara Aalto - Queens - Saara petting gray Sphynx cat

Final Mewsings: Cats would win Eurovision if they were allowed to enter.

Many thank to The Horror Cats for letting us know about the cats in this music video!


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Children’s Railway Home (1960)

British Pathé

Synopsis: Newsreel footage shows the residents and workers at the Southern Railway Children’s Home.

Reality Cat: In one scene the superintendent of the home, George “Dad” Evershed, is shown holding a cat as he sits on the grass with two boys. According to information provided by British Pathé, the cat’s name was Puff.

Children's Railway Home - superintendent George Dad Evershed holding cat with boys

Children's Railway Home - superintendent George Dad Evershed holding cat with boys

Final Mewsings: Cats like to have their dishes washed more than once a week!


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The Grass Harp (1995)

The Grass Harp poster

Fine Line Features
Starring:
 Piper Laurie, Nell Carter
Directed by: Charles Matthau

Synopsis: Based on the novel by Truman Capote. After the death of his parents, a young boy named Collin Fenwick (Edward Furlong) goes to live with his aunts, who are radically different from each other, and learns about life and love.

Kitty Cameos: Collin’s Aunt Dolly (Piper Laurie) and her childhood companion Catherine (Nell Carter) are sitting in the kitchen when Collin arrives and is brought into the house by stern Aunt Verena (Sissy Spacek). Dolly is holding a long-haired white cat and a Bengal striped cat is sitting on a table behind them.

The Grass Harp - Dolly Piper Laurie with long haired white cat on table and Bengal tabby behind with Catherine Nell Carter

Verena stops in the doorway to let them know the boy has arrived and tells Dolly to get rid of the cat so it won’t aggravate her asthma. As Verena and Collin walk away, Catherine complains but Dolly gently tells her to hush.

The Grass Harp - Dolly Piper Laurie with long haired white cat on table and Bengal tabby behind with Catherine Nell Carter and Collin Edward Furlong and Verena Sissy Spacek in background

The Grass Harp - Dolly Piper Laurie with long haired white cat on table and Bengal tabby behind with Catherine Nell Carter

The Grass Harp - Dolly Piper Laurie with long haired white cat on table and Bengal tabby behind with Catherine Nell Carter

The Bengal tabby is next seen getting into Catherine’s goldfish. Catherine angrily grabs the cat and tosses it out of the kitchen.

The Grass Harp - Catherine Nell Carter catches Bengal tabby cat getting in goldfish bowl

The Grass Harp - Catherine Nell Carter catches Bengal tabby cat getting in goldfish bowl

The Bengal tabby is seen once more sitting on the kitchen table as Dolly helps Collin make his Halloween costume.

The Grass Harp - Dolly Piper Laurie with Collin Edward Furlong and Catherine Nell Carter with Bengal tabby cat on table

Final Mewsings: Cats love hanging out in the kitchen.


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The Good Heart (2009)

The Good Heart poster

Nimbus Film Productions
Starring:
 Paul Dano, Brian Cox
Directed by: Dagur Kári

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: A young homeless man named Lucas (Paul Dano) and an unhealthy elderly bar owner named Jacques (Brian Cox) form an unlikely friendship.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): At the very beginning of the film Lucas is seen feeding a tiny calico kitten outside his cardboard box home.

The Good Heart - white and calico kitten eating outside homeless shelter

The Good Heart - white and calico kitten eating outside homeless shelter

Both the kitten and Lucas eat the food from the tin of meat.

The Good Heart - white and calico kitten eating outside homeless shelter

The Good Heart - white and calico kitten eating outside homeless shelter

The Good Heart - white and calico kitten running outside homeless shelter

Lucas is then seen holding and petting the kitten.

The Good Heart - Lucas Paul Dano with white and calico kitten sleeping on his chest

After Lucas is discharged from the hospital, he returns home to find the kitten waiting for him. He pets and holds the kitten again.

The Good Heart - Lucas Paul Dano petting white and calico kitten

The Good Heart - Lucas Paul Dano playing with white and calico kitten

The Good Heart - Lucas Paul Dano with white and calico kitten on his chest

Kitty Carnage Warning!  Sadly the next time we see the kitten it is hanging dead from a noose outside Lucas’ home. No explanation for this is given and it seems like an unnecessary moment. Fortunately it is obvious they used a fake kitten for the shot.

Final Mewsings: What is it with killing kittens in movies for no good reason?


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Bye Bye Braverman (1968)

Bye Bye Braverman poster

Warner Brothers / Seven Arts
Starring:
 George Segal, Jack Warden
Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Synopsis: A group of New York writers share a strange road trip around the city as they try to attend the funeral of one of their group who has died suddenly at age 41.

Purr Blur: In an establishing shot outside the apartment of Barnet Weinstein (Jack Warden) a tabby cat is seen walking.

Bye Bye Braverman - tabby cat walking in front of apartment building

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t bother going to funerals.


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