Laura’s Blog Entry
Kickin’ It Old Skool Blog-a-Thon : Day Nine
All this month I am blogging from some prompts from Jamie and Shannon Ridler for the Kickin’ It Old School Blog-a-Thon.
Today’s Prompt: Share Some of Your Favorite Movies
Oh boy, this could take awhile!
Since I am at home all day, I have the luxury of watching Turner Classic Movies while I do all my household work as well as my handmade craft business. Mostly I prefer black and white films. My favorite era is the 1940s. If I were to get really specific I would even say the genre I like best is Film Noir. While I do love a good story, what I like best are good characters and most of all an engaging setting. It’s the setting, look and feel of a movie that sticks with me. I’ve developed a huge appreciation for Humphrey Bogart and his work. That man knew what he did well. His character in The Maltese Falcon is one of my most favorite. I’ll watch that movie again and again. But I probably couldn’t explain the plot to you. I’m too busy watching the clothes and the listening to the clever dialogue.
I have two films that are not from that genre that are my all-time favorites. One is a black and white movie – Rebecca – directed by Alfred Hitchcock. George Sanders is my favorite classic film actor, and he plays one of his most wonderfully despicable characters in this one.
My other favorite movie is called Slaves of New York. It’s a 1989 film based on the novel by Tama Janowitz. It is the story of a quirky young woman, Eleanor, who lives in the art scene of New York City in the 1980′s. If you are an artist and haven’t seen this, I really recommend it. It wasn’t available for years, but I think you can see it on Netflix now, at least via DVD.
I wrote more about these two movies a couple of years ago – and how your favorite movies say a lot about who you are. They can provide helpful clues for your growth. Here’s a link if you are interested. I could go on about this topic for hours, so I’m really interested to see what movies everyone else loves! Hope I’ll find some I haven’t seen yet.
Oh, And since it’s that time of year, here are my holiday classics – White Christmas, Holiday Inn, The Bishop’s Wife, and Holiday. (Holiday is the one with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. It’s not as widely known, but I love it!)