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The Salesman poster

English Title: The Salesman
Arte France Cinéma
Starring:
 Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti
Directed by: Asghar Farhadi

Synopsis: Emad and Rana Etesami (Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti) move into a new apartment where Rana is assaulted, leaving Emad desperate to find the culprit.

Kitty Cameos: Finding themselves homeless at the start of the film, a friend named Babak (Babak Karimi) shows the couple an apartment in his building. When they arrive a large tuxedo cat is meowing outside the door. Rana picks up the cat and carries it away, treating it kindly.

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini, Rana Etesami Taraneh Alidoosti and Babak Karimi at apartment with large tuxedo cat

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini, Rana Etesami Taraneh Alidoosti and Babak Karimi at apartment with large tuxedo cat

Another tabby cat is seen in the background seconds later and moves down the stairs.

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini and Babak Karimi at apartment with tabby cat in background

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini and Babak Karimi at apartment with tabby cat in background

When Emad comes home one night he finds the door of the apartment open. As he calls for Rana, a cat runs outside.

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini enters apartment as cat runs outside

Later in the film Emad is trying to find a vehicle which can be opened by a set of keys left in the apartment. As he tries the door of a blue truck, a Bengal tabby cat can be seen moving from beneath the parked vehicle.

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini checking truck on street with Bengal tabby cat beneath

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini checking truck on street with Bengal tabby cat beneath

The same cat is in the street and moves away as Emad walks further down.

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini on street with Bengal tabby cat

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini on street with Bengal tabby cat

The Salesman - Emad Etesami Shahab Hosseini on street with Bengal tabby cat

Near the end of the film, Babak is moving the furniture the former tenant left behind. As he removes a cover, a little tabby kitten is in amongst the items.

The Salesman - tabby kitten in amongst items

The Salesman - tabby kitten in amongst items

Babak picks up the kitten gently, asking what it is doing there.

The Salesman - tabby kitten being picked up

The Salesman - tabby kitten being picked up

Final Mewsings: When looking for apartments, cat residents are a definite plus!


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Modern Family – “Bringing Up Baby”

Modern Family Season 4 DVD

Original Air Date: September 26, 2012
Starring: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet
Directed by: Steven Levitan

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

Synopsis: Gloria (SofĂ­a Vergara) surprises Jay (Ed O’Neill) on his birthday with some shocking news; Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) debate about getting a kitten for Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons).

Kitty Cameos: The season opener finds Mitchell and Cameron still feeling bad that they weren’t able to adopt a little brother for Lily, but she calmly asks if she can have a cat instead. She had picked out the name Larry for the baby and decides that will be the name of the cat instead. They take Lily to an adoption fair and pick out a little gray kitten.

Modern Family - Bringing Up Baby - Mitchell Jesse Tyler Ferguson with Cameron Eric Stonestreet holding gray kitten at adoption fair

Modern Family - Bringing Up Baby - Mitchell Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Lily Aubrey Anderson-Emmons with Cameron Eric Stonestreet holding gray kitten at adoption fair

Modern Family - Bringing Up Baby - Mitchell Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Lily Aubrey Anderson-Emmons with Cameron Eric Stonestreet holding gray kitten at adoption fair

There are other kittens barely seen in the background in a cage.

Modern Family - Bringing Up Baby - Mitchell Jesse Tyler Ferguson with Cameron Eric Stonestreet holding gray kitten at adoption fair

The adoption worker (Emily Happe) explains that they will need to fill out forms to prove they will be good parents to the cat. This brings up bad memories of the failed adoption for Mitchell and he takes Lily to the car. Cameron stays behind to give the woman a piece of his mind, but she is startled moments later by a shocking sight (which we won’t spoil here) that makes them seem like questionable parents at best.

Modern Family - Bringing Up Baby - Cameron Eric Stonestreet holding gray kitten at adoption fair

Modern Family - Bringing Up Baby - adoption worker Emily Happe holding gray kitten and looking shocked

The gray kitten is not adopted but at the end of the show time has passed and it is implied that they have adopted a cat named Larry by the scratches on Mitchell’s face. Larry would not appear in the fur until a later episode.

Modern Family - Bringing Up Baby - adoption worker Emily Happe holding gray kitten

Final Mewsings: The kitten didn’t really look like a Larry anyway.

Many thanks to Stevie Holcomb for letting us know about Larry the cat in this series!


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Premature Burial (1962)

Premature Burial poster

Roger Corman Productions
Starring:
 Ray Milland, Hazel Court
Directed by: Roger Corman

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

Synopsis: Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe. Guy Carrell (Ray Milland) is so obsessed with the fear of being buried alive it impacts his whole life.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): In one scene Guy is home with his wife Emily (Hazel Court), sister Kate (Heather Angel), Miles Archer (Richard Ney) and Emily’s father Dr. Gault (Alan Napier). Suddenly Miles hears a cat crying out. He becomes concerned and the others start to look for her. They soon realize she is trapped behind the wall. Miles manages to push back a panel and retrieve the fluffy long-haired tabby kitten.

Premature Burial - long-haired tabby kitten being pulled from wall

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding long-haired tabby kitten on shoulder with Miles Richard Ney

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding long-haired tabby kitten on shoulder with Miles Richard Ney

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding up long-haired tabby kitten with Miles Richard Ney

All of this has an adverse reaction on Guy who points out the possibility of what would have happened if they hadn’t heard the kitten. This coincides with his fear of being buried alive.

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding up long-haired tabby kitten with Guy Ray Milland, Miles Richard Ney, Kate Heather Angel and Dr. Gault Alan Napier

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding up long-haired tabby kitten with Guy Ray Milland, Miles Richard Ney, Kate Heather Angel and Dr. Gault Alan Napier

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding up long-haired tabby kitten with Guy Ray Milland, Miles Richard Ney, Kate Heather Angel and Dr. Gault Alan Napier

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding up long-haired tabby kitten with Guy Ray Milland, Miles Richard Ney and Kate Heather Angel

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding up long-haired tabby kitten with Guy Ray Milland, Miles Richard Ney and Kate Heather Angel

Emily continues to hold the kitten throughout the scene in which Miles tries to convince Guy to visit the crypt where Guy believes his father had been buried alive. As they all head down to the crypt, Emily sets the cat aside on a chair.

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court carrying long-haired tabby kitten with Kate Heather Angel

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court carrying long-haired tabby kitten with Kate Heather Angel

Final Mewsings: The walls have ears … and paws and whiskers

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cat in this film!


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All I See is You (2016)

All I See is You poster

SC Films International
Starring:
 Blake Lively, Jason Clark
Directed by: Marc Forster

Synopsis: Gina (Blake Lively) has been blind since a horrific car accident but an operation promises to restore her sight, although this ultimately puts a strain on her relationship with her husband James (Jason Clark).

Purr Blur: In one scene Gina is walking down a dark Bangkok street. A tiny, scraggly kitten is seen walking along a wall for only a few seconds.

All I See is You - scraggly white and black kitten walking along wall

All I See is You - scraggly white and black kitten walking along wall

Final Mewsings: All I see are cats!


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Sesame Street – “My Kitten”

Original Air Date: November 13, 1969

Synopsis: A little boy plays with his new kitten Dusty.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): The little boy explains how he played with his new Siamese kitten Dusty the first day he got him.

Sesame Street - My Kitten - opening drawing of cat class=

Sesame Street - My Kitten - close up of Siamese kitten Dusty

Sesame Street - My Kitten - little boy playing with Siamese kitten Dusty

Sesame Street - My Kitten - close up of Siamese kitten Dusty

Later the boy leaves the room and Dusty explores. The boy explains different scenarios of the kitten pretending he is something else. First he says Dusty thought he was a lumberjack and knocked down a vase of flowers.

Sesame Street - My Kitten - Siamese kitten Dusty knocking over vase of flowers

Then Dusty thought he was a miner and played in a paper bag as if it were a deep hole.

Sesame Street - My Kitten - Siamese kitten Dusty playing in paper bag

Sesame Street - My Kitten - close up of Siamese kitten Dusty

Next Dusty discovered Timmy the goldfish and thought he was a goldfish, too.

Sesame Street - My Kitten - Siamese kitten Dusty looking at goldfish

Then Dusty becomes a lion in the jungle while playing among the flowers. The kitten topples when the flowers fall over, but look closely and you’ll see the hand of the person who knocked them over!

Sesame Street - My Kitten - close up of Siamese kitten Dusty with tongue blep

Sesame Street - My Kitten - Siamese kitten Dusty lying on flowers

Sesame Street - My Kitten - Siamese kitten Dusty on flowers being knocked over by hand

Finally Dusty plays with some yarn and decides he is just a kitten.

Sesame Street - My Kitten - close up of Siamese kitten Dusty playing with red yarn

Sesame Street - My Kitten - close up of Siamese kitten Dusty being held by little boy

Final Mewsings: Little boys and kittens both have big imaginations!


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