Watching older movies is one of my goals for 2016.
On the weekends, I'll occasionally browse movies on iTunes for something new to rent—that's if nothing is good at Redbox. Anyway, two weeks ago I was searching for a movie and stumbled on a section titled "The Oscar Winners." After careful consideration, I chose It Happened One Night. And thus, my recent yearning for old films begun. I fell in love with the movie's charm and it's one I'd gladly watch again. The next lazy Sunday afternoon I rented Gone With the Wind. After four hours of watching what I can only describe as one of the worst female characters in the history of cinema, I was baffled at how this movie could possibly be considered one of the greatest love stories of all time. I hated it. At least it's now crossed off the list.
This last weekend I decided on The Shop Around the Corner, as You've Got Mail is one of my favorite movies and it was about time I watched the older version. I loved it and discovered a newfound love for James Stewart. Having only previously seen him in The Shootist, I'd never realized how handsome he was in his day. He's a very endearing actor, I think (and side note, was good friends with my favorite actor, John Wayne). Next I decided on The Philadelphia Story. Another film I recommend and thoroughly enjoyed.
Up next on my list of films yet to see (continuing with James Stewart): Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Rear Window, Harvey and Vertigo.
Other older films I want to see: All About Eve, How to Steal A Million, To Kill A Mockingbird, To Catch a Thief, Bringing Up Baby, An American in Paris, It's A Wonderful Life, and A Streetcar Named Desire.
Have recommendations? Would love to hear 'em!