Happy 97th birthday, Doris Day ♡

"I've been through everything. I always said I was like those round-bottomed circus dolls - you know, those dolls you could push down and they'd come back up? I've always been like that. I've always said, "No matter what happens, if I get pushed down, I'm going to come right back up." Doris Day was … Continue reading Happy 97th birthday, Doris Day ♡

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Remembering (and Thanking) Stanley Donen

What we all like in life, I think, is the challenge of making something... that is not easy to do. You might not know his name, but you probably know his movies. Stanley Donen, who passed away at the age of 94 on February 21, directed some of the most memorable and beloved films during … Continue reading Remembering (and Thanking) Stanley Donen

The History Behind the Songs of Singin’ in the Rain

Arguably the greatest movie musical of all time, Singin' in the Rain, in its sixty-sixth year of existence, continues to prove that a Technicolor musical comedy all about the transition from the silent film era to the talkie era has the power to hold up in this ever-changing digital age. Most of the songs in the … Continue reading The History Behind the Songs of Singin’ in the Rain

My Favorite Weddings and Proposals in Film

This post is entirely inspired by the wedding of my friend and her new husband, which I attended in Arkansas last weekend with my best friend. This one is dedicated to you, Alisha.  The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMy9tDtPlgM Oh, my heart. Everything about this scene...even the little things, like how concerned, then … Continue reading My Favorite Weddings and Proposals in Film