Everyone's talkingabout Greta Garbo lately – with good reason, what with the 100th anniversary of her birthday coming up – but no one's laying it on as thick as Mick LaSalle. The film critic for the San Francisco Chronicle writes:
"[Garbo] is the woman who wrecked my life, or at least changed my life. Before Garbo, I always figured I'd go to law school, and I never had any special interest in movies -- certainly not any fanatical interest. And then I saw Garbo in Grand Hotel, and some switch went off in my head. I don't know why, exactly [...] In any case, I became absolutely obsessed, as obsessed as someone might have been in 1928, when Garbo was something new."
[via IFC blog]