oblongatta, on 23 February 2015 - 07:08 PM, said:
Ok. so for the wayback machine...
I watched It's a Wonderful Life for the first time ever this weekend. I tivo-ed it awhile ago figuring I really should watch it (lately I want to try to catch a bunch of the "classics" in book or film that I've missed). I have to admit, I was entertained. (def, spoiler upcoming) I know it's uplifting at the end, but it sure is depressing for a lot of the movie. I have to say I was unaware of how many classic lines came from the movie. I guess being cheesy works when it was the original cheesy. Also, I loved Donna Reed. She was hot.
It was good. Jimmy Stewart is one of my favorite actors. It still holds up pretty well, especially if you are watching it during the Christmas season.
A lot of old movies don't hold up well, even the best ones. If the production effects aren't bad, then over acting seems to be an issue. The worst part may have been all the restrictions they had on movies, just ruined any semblance of realism.
My favorite black and white era movies (generally before 1960) are (in no order):
To Kill a Mockingbird
In the Navy (Abbott and Costello)
Buck Privates (Abbott and Costello)
The Maltese Falcon
Mr Smith Goes to Washington
On the Waterfront
Some Like it Hot
Somebody Up There Likes Me
The Grapes of Wrath
The Best Years of Our Lives
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Mister Roberts (not black and white but before 1960)
People say I am ruthless. I am not ruthless. And if I find the man who is calling me ruthless, I shall destroy him.
Robert F. Kennedy
Moral courage is a more rare commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.
Robert F. Kennedy
Day of commemoration to honor the Victims of Bowling Green, April 1, 2017.