But I am not here to
As with so many things I write about these days, it all started (innocently enough - HAH!) on Facebook.
Mid-Audrey Marathon, I updated my FB status (natch) with the following:
Country Girl would totally trade the crowned jewels to run off with Gregory Peck. Totally.
Quel Surprise! It spurred a rash of comments. Most of which were along the lines of "Totally" and "Agreed" (because yeah - who WOULDN'T run off with Gregory Peck...oh yeah...Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. But I guarantee you if it'd been Audrey Hepburn in Two For the Road she TOTALLY would have ditched the palace in favor of a love shack in Cinqueterre with Gregorio Peck. Totally.) But leave it to my girl Harmzie (who's normally snarktastically hilarious) to pose a serious comment:
I need to see some classic movies. I am missing a whole bunch.
Um hello. Where did you miss the part about Gregory Peck being HOT? Although for the record, the hottest Gregory Peck is the To Kill a Mockingbird Gregory Peck because he's all righteous and right and battling small town racism and he's a single dad and those glasses and that hair and Holy Hell I'd bring him back from the dead in a heartbeat. Along with Cary Grant who defines suave/funny/sexy/cool/awesome even though he was apparently an LSD-addicted homosexual who clearly discovered Mystic Tan before Mystic Tan was invented. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Still...
Harmize was on a mission because she commented on Sunday's post too:
p.s. use the new-found time to write me a post about which classic movies I must see.
Ok Harmzie. I hear ya babe. I hear ya.
So I am hardly a classic movie buff. And there are plenty of classic classics I haven't seen. But I have seen more than a few. Although you can tell there are themes. For example, I have seen nearly every Audrey Hepburn film ever made (even the bad ones...even the made-for-TV-movie which starred Jennifer Love Hewitt as Audrey - OMG what were network execs thinking and what was I thinking for actually watching that crap?), but I don't think I have ever seen a Katherine Hepburn movie. The closest I've come is that movie whose name I can't remember (and am too damn lazy to IMDB) where Leo plays Howard Hughes and Cate Blanchett plays Katherine Hepburn. And while I seriously heart Cary Grant, I haven't seen a lot of his films.
Anyways, in no particular order here's my recommended list of classic movies (and in order to control this post I am refraining from specific commentary on each film!):
* Citizen Kane
* Gone With The Wind
* Breakfast at Tiffany's
* Roman Holiday
* Dial M For Murder
* Rear Window
* Double Indemnity
* Sorry Wrong Number
* To Catch A Thief
* North By Northwest
* That Touch of Mink
* An Affair to Remember
* Wait Until Dark
* Day of The Jackal
* The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
* The Jazz Singer
* The Stepford Wives (NOT THE CRAPPY NICOLE KIDMAN/MATTHEW BRODERICK ONE - OBVIOUSLY THAT'S NOT EFFING CLASSIC - IT'S EFFING CRAP!)
* Two For The Road
* Funny Face
* Love In The Afternoon
* To Kill a Mockingbird
It's a random list. Heavy on Audrey. Leaning towards Cary. A dash of Bogey. A dash of Astaire. A sprinkling of Peck.
Am curious darling readers...what are your favorite classics? And how do you define classic? As I was writing this, I began to wonder what was the cut-off point for classic? 1950s? 1960s? Isn't Trading Places "classic?" What about Cannonball Run? I'm just sayin...
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