Classic Movie Nights
Daytime in the summer is mainly working on my writing projects, wslking, yard work, and of course, reading, reading, and more reading.
Around seven o’clock the hubs looks at me and asks: “So what do you want to do tonight?”
There aren’t many options in a town of 6,000. It usually comes down to watching a movie.
Our smalltown boasts one theater. It’s not fancy. It’s not AMC. The seats tip back because the springs are stressed. The floors are s bit sticky. The rows are offside instead of center screen. We have to really, really want to see a movie and not be willing to drive an hour away to the mega-complex to go.
There is also the fact if we wait a couple of months the movie comes out on DVD. Then we rent it for a buck fifty at the grocery store instead of paying box office prices. We start the movie when we want, pause it, subtitle it, enjoy it in our kickback loungers. We even sleep through the boring parts. I can catch up on my phone stuff. Or play another level of Candy Mania.
Why wouldn’t we choose to watch movies at home?
Another option is that our local library has a HUGE movie section complete with TV series. I’m ever so patiently waiting for The Hollow Crown. We aren’t hooked up to commercial channels. The TV is basically a movie screen. That’s a whole different post.
Being Baby Boomers, the hubs and I are partial to films where actors versus CGI is the primary billing.This means we tend to watch a lot of classics. It’s like visiting with old, favorite friends when we settle in to watch Cary Grant, Hepburns Audrey/Katherine, John Wayne and the rest of the screen star crew.
Some favorites this summer we’ve revisted:
mainly because we grew up with:
Guy Ritchie got it right. The light-hearted, comically serious tone, the Bondian flavor, the sixties style. Henry totally got Robert Vaughn and Hammer did his own Ilya. How come the critics didn’t get it? Then again, if I paid attention to the critics I wouldn’t watch movies at all. They either love something I don’t get or, like above, they pan what I deem brillaint. And that’s another post as well.
So–a couple of questions, if I may:
1. Do you prefer classics to new?
2. Do you prefer DVD to big screen?
3. Any new films you think might become classics?