Was Last Holiday with the actor who went on to play Obi Wan in the Star Wars films, I know that the movies where not what he considered his high point as he was some sort of stage actor. I thought this was evident from the movie and the sort of acting flare that he possessed, sometimes he was overly dramatic in a way which wasnt right some how.
Although that said it was a good movie, the guy gets diagnosed with a fatal illness and decides to go to a Ritzy hotel to spend his last days living the high life. He meets different people there and their lives a changed by it because he acts without any of the concern that someone who is not condemned might.
There’s a twist in that he is to get news that he is not terminally ill but dies before he can really live, his assembled “new friends” are just in the process of deciding they dont like him after all and that he’s a fraud when they get the news of his untimely passing.
Its a good film and I think one example of why I’m going to carry on watching films from earlier cinema. I watched a BBC 2 programme this week too in which they discuss the history of US TV and they were dealing with the “crusader” type, House MD, Alibi, Homicide, Dexter etc. and I agreed with some of the writers who talked about how character development is happening on TV now in a way that it isnt a feature of films any longer which focus on 3D and big screen effects. 4 days ago
I have watched black & white movies since i was a kid. If you are into comedies then watch a classic comedy, etc…Whatever movie genre you are into now, then watch a classic version of it. I promise most movies now are remakes from Old Hollywood movies. Really, they are the only movies that are worth watching anymore. 7 months ago
I want to be able to make Breakfast at Tiffany allusions and other movies no one else my age knows. 11 months ago
I love black and white movies! Its gives me a escape from now. 11 months ago
I love movies especially those done in the 1930’ & 40’s. They were so entertaining. Thanks Kaydiane 12 months ago
I have always watched classic B&W films since I was kid and still do. I have a top 10 list of my favorites from each decade. There are too many good films to nail down just one or two personal bests.
I’ve started adding silent films to my list this year because I feel I’m missing out on part of Hollywood history that I should be in on.
The best way from me is by using NETFLIX. I either get them in the mail or stream them on their site. It’s easy and wonderful and works very well. There are some theaters in L.A. and Seal Beach that show classic films on the big screen too!! 15 months ago
Since I that’s almost all I watch anymore, it won’t be too hard to just add a few more a month to my viewing. TCM’s just about the only channel I watch. 16 months ago
Look for these: To Kill A Mockingbird, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Moby Dick, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, The Wizard Of Oz, The Secret Garden, The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Julius Caeser, and The Three Stooges. These may be for starters, but watch them all, I tell you! You shan’t be disappointed. 16 months ago
I love old films, especially from the silent era.. though they can be difficult to find sometimes. There’s something special about watching a film that was recorded 80, 90 years ago that I can’t describe. 18 months ago