With the frigid temperatures and the Midwest covered in snow, I like to stay indoors where it is warm and toasty. I generally have no desire to leave the house unless I absolutely need to, especially on the weekends. One of my favorite things to do lately is snuggle up with Steve and watch movies. Generally we peruse the offerings on movies-on-demand and find one that we haven’t seen yet. This past month however we have begun watching old movies on TCM or AMC. I grew up watching the old black-n-whites, but it has been awhile.
Here are some we recently watched and really enjoyed:
Great Expectations (1946). I never tire of watching the story of young Pip and the heartless Estella, and who can forget the eerie Miss Havisham in her wedding dress and cobwebs?
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) I have to admit that this is the first time I have ever watched this movie, and hello? What was I waiting for? Audrey Hepburn is adorable in this movie. My mom thinks the plot line is so sad, but Holly Golightly finds love in the end, and her darn cat. What isn’t to love about that?
Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) Another first for me. I have always loved Jimmy Stewart in Hitchcock’s Rear Window, but this one was almost as much fun. The suspense, the intrigue, the amazing Jimmy Stewart with the dashing leading ladies. Fun movie!
Wuthering Heights (1939) How many times have I seen this movie? I’ll have to stop typing and use two hands to count. I love it! Not only is this my favorite novel of all time, it is also one of my favorite old movies. The story of Cathy and Heathcliff and their eternal love is so sad, so haunting, and yet so romantic all at the same time. I cannot express how much I love this old classic. *sigh*
There you have the old movies we have watched over the past 3 or 4 weekends. There’s nothing like an old movie to stir the heart and set your imagination going. Don’t get me wrong, I love today’s movies, but I could do without all of the unnecessary sex and violence. Sex and violence will not keep me from watching a movie, and I really don’t have a problem at all with foul language, but sometimes it’s nice to just get back to old fashioned storytelling. Great scripts and fantastic actors that can get it done without all of the “extras” thrown in.
How about you? Do you watch old movies? What do you like to do when hibernating from the cold and the weather?