>> Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Today, Booze Movies premieres a new feature--Toasts. “Toasts” will consist of feature articles and profiles of the people, characters, film series, and other elements that made special contributions to the history of 100 proof film.
I can think of no better subject with which to begin than W.C. Fields, soused cinema’s patron saint. In the upcoming week, I will follow my first toast with reviews of the five films contained in the W.C. Fields Comedy Collection (The Bank Dick / My Little Chickadee / You Can't Cheat an Honest Man / It's a Gift / International House). The second box set in this series is not due until March 20th, so this Fields fix will have to sate fans of the Great Man in the meantime.