...And wishes are the dreams we dream when we're awake... Seven or eight-ish years ago, I discovered a film called Love Affair, a delightful romantic drama starring Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne. It was directed by Leo McCarey, who also directed An Affair to Remember (1957), the first remake of Love Affair, starring Cary Grant and … Continue reading Beautiful and Bubbling Like Pink Champagne: LOVE AFFAIR (1939)
My family's always been in meat. The original version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one many movies I've been meaning to watch for a long time. I struck a bit of cinematic gold late one early October night by catching it on TV. One day, five fictional young adults walked into the truly terrifying world … Continue reading THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)
One evening in the summer of 2013, I was spending some time at my grandparents' home and we turned on the TV to see what was playing on TCM. It was a movie called The Very Thought of You, which I'd never heard of before. From the moment it began, my grandma and I were hooked. … Continue reading THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU (1944)
It's always a pure joy to watch a classic film on the big screen, especially when you're watching James Cagney sing and dance. On the evening of Thursday, July 6, I drove about an hour and a half to a little town called Moberly and met one of my online friends (and fellow classic film … Continue reading YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942) on the Big Screen
In 1948, MGM released a vibrant Technicolor musical called Easter Parade.
"For to be without friends is a serious form of poverty." I made a wise decision in taping It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947) when it aired recently on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). (Side note: Taping movies on TCM is how I usually come across cinematic gold. Thanks, TCM.) The film chronicles the lives of several New … Continue reading A Christmas Discovery: It Happened on Fifth Avenue
Well, we've nearly made it to another Christmas. In the life of an ultra-enthusiastic classic film fan, this time of year rules. I've got my stack of DVDs, but I get most excited about checking out Turner Classic Movie's holiday lineup each year. Within this list you will find photos, commentary, and video clips linked … Continue reading #PayClassicsForward: A Christmas Special