Why else would a movie such as "Its a wonderful life", still be a favorite, not just for the holidays, but year round.
It was released in 1946. Also Jimmy Stewart was a decorated war veteran fresh back from the air force, Don't believe that he would undertake an endeavour that would not be up lifting. He did star in some unique Hitchcock stuff however.
i love old movies. black and white. light and shadow. wow.
i don`t think they told the truth, though, lgr.
people are always so elegant. the villians are good, the heroes paragons of virtue.
women screamed more than ever possible. guys carired them around too much.
maybe that`s why i like them . escape. adventure. intrigue. humphrey bogart. bette davis.
Personally I think the newer movies are actually much more realistic. The older ones have a more romanticized feel to it, which is why some people like them and can watch them over and over. Acting techniques have evolved to seem more realistic, leaving the acting techniques of older films seeming overdone and fake... yet at the same time, this is the reason people love them, so that's not necessarily a bad thing. My favorite old films are Cool Hand Luke, the Wizard of Oz, and Breakfast at Tiffany's, but even when considering the dialogue that is supposed to be realistic, people just don't act and talk like that in real life. Perfect example of this is "I love Lucy"... she was the most fake and exaggerated actress ever, but people love her for that.
The old movies, for me, are about a quality todays movies don't have. Moral messages and raw talent. Sexuality communicated through facial expression and voice inflection that makes my innards shake. Gary Cooper and Glenn Ford displayed the responsibility and integrity that went with being a man.
When I ask myself "Truly. What kind of man do I want to be?"
"To get folks to like you, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don`t mean a handsome knight riding a white horse, but a fellow who answered the description of a right guy." Gary Cooper
I watch Mr. Deeds Goes To Town and I get some hope. I don't get that watching Vin Diesel.
I prefer sensuality to raw sex. You could sit with your mother and your kids and watch this, and still experience a testosterone spike.
If Turner Classic Movies goes down I'm heading for the tower with a rifle.
I have no desire to see Avatar or most other new movies, but we did see Sherlock Holmes yesterday and I want my 2 hours back. Horrible movie, an absolute waste of time. We should have stayed home and watched an old western. Now those were movies. They actually had a good story, although sometimes a familiar one, didn't have a lot of skin or bad language, the bad guys were bad, the good guys were good. Yep, I'll take 'em any day.