Old Movies

The weekend was spent in front of the tube, watching old movies. This is probably a pre-emptive strike against the sort of frantic last-minute shopping I’ll have to do for the next couple of weekends. I’m also behind on several other projects, so my guilt has officially kicked in. Friday night we enjoyed The Lady Eve (1941), starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda, directed and written by Preston Sturges. Saturday night was Charade (1963), starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, and directed by Stanley Donen. I’ve been in an old movie mood lately, and just today picked up On the Waterfront (1954), which joins other recent vintage DVD purchases The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and Casablanca (1942). A few months ago, I mentioned that out of the AFI Top 100 Films list, I’d seen 33, and Brooke 50. Now I’m wondering how many I’ve seen (OK, I checked: 40). Or how many of the Best Picture Oscar™ winners I’ve seen (OK, I checked: 26). How about you? Are you as film-obsessed as me?

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