I am a big fan of old movies from the 40’s and 50’s, and especially musicals and comedies. And they seem even more charming if they are in black and white. They seem to be able to transport me to a place that appears more simple than the crazy, loud, and busy world we live in. I’d much prefer to sit at home and watch one of these classics than head to a theatre where you are blasted by surround sound and special effects. And the snacks are much cheaper!
One that I will watch any chance I get is “The Philadelphia Story” with Clark Gable and Kathryn Hepburn. Still there are certain movies, actors, directors or producers that will get me to the theatre with a story that shows strength of character or real human interactions. Those seem harder to find and often aren’t financed by the big agencies, but really are the ones worth the price of admission. A recent one that fits that bill is “The Last Word” starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried. So, whether from your favorite chair or your favorite theatre – enjoy the show!
until next time…