Film Friday this week is a little different. Choosing just one classic film to discuss is too difficult for me today, and so I will change direction a little and just talk about...film. Now, I am a huge fan of the movies.
I love watching film :: talking film :: buying film :: reading film :: debating film :: discovering film.
The first film I truly loved was Gone with the Wind. I quickly became transfixed by the glorious colours, the sweeping music, the beauty of Vivien Leigh and the charms of Clark Gable. Spending four hours of my Saturday afternoon in front of the box was what I loved best and nothing could tempt me away. From there I discovered the musicals of the forties and fifties and my love of the medium was firmly entrenched. Whilst my friends devoted hours and hours to Barbie and Ken, I had Fred and Ginger.
I could ramble aimlessly for hours about film(s) and so I need to exercise caution with my keyboard. In fact, there are so many thoughts in my head that I'm finding it hard putting anything into words (as you may have noticed from my stilted typing) and so I think brevity is the key here today.
I'll leave you with a list of some of my favourites, and if you've never had the pleasure to discover any of them, please do. Click on the title and follow the link to IMDB to read up on each one. If you can, take the time to see one this weekend and I promise you won't be disappointed (Janice, now you have one to pick from!)...
When I'm down, I stick on....It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
Two of my favourite films from childhood....Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources (1986) (you must see both back-to-back and try not to read much about them in case of plot spoilers which will seriously affect your enjoyment of the films!)
Henry Fonda as you've never seen him...Once Upon a Time in the West (1968).
I never get bored of watching...This is Spinal Tap (1984).
Most recent favourite film which has an incredible ensemble cast...Gosford Park (2001).
And today I watched The Odd Couple (1968) and Hidden (2005). The Odd Couple has definitely become one of my favourites ~ how can you beat Lemmon and Mattheau ~ and Hidden was fascinating. Both recommended.
Please let me know some of your favourite movies. I love hearing points of view on film.