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Cat Show (1948)

British Pathé

Synopsis: Unused and unissued newsreel footage of a cat show at Shepherd’s Bush, London.

Reality Cats: The newsreel begins with a couple of takes of two women, Irene Ashton and Diana Morrison, looking into a basket to find some Siamese kittens.

Cat Show 1948 - Irene Ashton and Diana Morrison looking into basket of Siamese kittens

Cat Show 1948 - little girl looking at Siamese kitten in cage

Cat Show 1948 - Siamese kittens inside cage

Cat Show 1948 - kitten sitting on woman's shoulder

Several shots of the show cats are then seen. What’s interesting about this footage is it gives you an idea of how these segments were shot, with an interesting variety of sounds being made to get the cats to look up for the cameras.

Cat Show 1948 - close up of white Persian cat

Cat Show 1948 - extreme close up of black Persian cat

Cat Show 1948 - close up of gray Persian cat

Cat Show 1948 - close up of Siamese cat

Final Mewsings: Cats must wonder why people make such weird noises when cameras are around.


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Beethoven (1992)

Beethoven poster

Universal Pictures
Starring:
 Charles Grodin, Dean Jones
Directed by: Brian Levant

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

Synopsis: A large St. Bernard named Beethoven adopts the Newton family but also catches the attention of an unscrupulous veterinarian.

Kitty Cameo: As a puppy, Beethoven escapes from some dognappers who work for the evil vet and finds himself wandering the streets. As he passes a picket fence a white cat is sitting out of view.

Beethoven - white cat sitting by fence as St. Bernard puppy Beethoven approaches

Beethoven - white cat sitting by fence as St. Bernard puppy Beethoven approaches

As the puppy rounds the corner the white cat hisses and then swipes at the puppy, causing him to scurry away.

Beethoven - white cat sitting on front walk of house

Beethoven - white cat hissing on front walk of house

This action was achieved by the dog actor being led toward the cat actor, who was held in place by a tie down, causing the cat to react and hiss.

Beethoven - white cat sitting on front walk of house closer

Beethoven - white cat hissing on front walk of house

Beethoven - white cat hissing on front walk of house at St. Bernard puppy Beethoven animated gif

Purr Blur:  Later in the film a woman is sitting with a Siamese cat in a carrier in the evil veterinarian’s office.

Beethoven - woman sitting in waiting room with Siamese cat in carrier

Final Mewsings: Cats aren’t fans of movies starring dogs.


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Book Club (2018)

Book Club poster

Apartment Story
Starring:
 Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton
Directed by: Bill Holderman

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

Synopsis: A group of woman in their late 60’s decide to spice up their monthly book club meetings by reading the 50 Shades of Gray Trilogy.

Featured Feline: One member of the club is Federal Judge Sharon Myers (Candice Bergen) who is also a divorcee. As the introductory segment explains, when her marriage ended she bought a cat. A photo of the white Persian cat as a kitten is shown.

Book Club - photo of white Persian kitten Ginsburg

The cat, whose name is Ginsburg (presumably named for Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg) is seen several times throughout the film, including when Sharon starts reading the first book.

Book Club - white Persian cat Ginsburg sitting on Sharon's lap while she reads 50 Shades of Gray

In one scene Sharon takes Ginsburg to the vet (Ravi Kapoor). There is some confusion when Sharon starts talking about her own maladies instead of the cat’s.

Book Club - white Persian cat Ginsburg being lifted by vet

Book Club - white Persian cat Ginsburg being petted by vet

Book Club - white Persian cat Ginsburg on veterinarian Ravi Kapoor table with Sharon Candice Bergen

Later Sharon tries to entice Ginsburg to go outside but the cat stays put. This corresponds with Sharon’s lack of recent dating, which she changes when she signs up at a singles website.

Book Club - white Persian cat Ginsburg lying next to doorway

Book Club - white Persian cat Ginsburg lying next to doorway with Sharon Candice Bergen

Book Club - white Persian cat Ginsburg lying next to doorway

As Sharon starts dating again, Ginsburg seems more willing to go outside.

Book Club - white Persian cat Ginsburg jumping down from shelf

Book Club - white Persian cat Ginsburg scurrying to door

Late in the film Sharon is seen picking up a lethargic Ginsburg and holding her. There’s really no explanation given for the cat’s behavior, except for the fact that Sharon has pulled away from the dating scene again.

Book Club - white Persian cat Ginsburg lying on pillow

Book Club - white Persian cat Ginsburg being picked up by Sharon Candice Bergen

Book Club - white Persian cat Ginsburg held by Sharon

In the end Sharon decides to reconnect with one of her computer dates and Ginsburg seems more perky.

Book Club - white Persian cat Ginsburg sitting on chair

Final Mewsings: Cats can sense our moods!


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West of Memphis (2012)

West of Memphis poster

WingNut Films
Directed by:
 Amy Berg

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

Synopsis: Compelling documentary about the conviction of three teenaged boys in the murders of three younger boys which came into question years later when new evidence came to light.

Reality Cat: During footage of the newly released Damien Echols in New York, he is seen picking up and petting a long-haired white cat in a shop.

West of Memphis - Damien Echols holding long-haired white cat in New York shop

West of Memphis - Damien Echols holding long-haired white cat in New York shop

Final Mewsings: Cats are happy when justice is done.


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