Classic movies: a hometheater pleasure

@marguicha (80377)
Chile
May 11, 2011 5:58pm CST
I don´t own a hometheater, but I watch old movies either by getting them at the Blockbuster or just by having luck with th cable TV. Last week I stayed up until wee hours of the morning. I was preparing for bed and turned on the TV. They were going to give "Dirty Dancing". I had not seen it in 1987, when it was released. The movie kept me awake at night, a feat itself. I loved it. The dances were wonderful, the plot although previsible was ok. War movies tend to age better than drama movies like this one but some are awesome. Casablanca is still the old movie I prefer, followed by Gone with the wind (although they can´t be compared). What is your preferred old movie and why do you like it? Are you interested in old movies or you just see the latest? Share
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8 responses
• United States
12 May 11
There are some current ones that I do like watching but to be honest nothing current wants me wanting to see them more then once. I remember Dirty Dancing. That was a lot of fun and can say that I have seen it at least 5 times. lol "No one puts baby in the corner" I anxiously awaited that line each time I saw the film. I just recently saw Gone with the wind. Can you believe it, I did not know I would enjoy it as much as I did. My boyfriend being an actor tends to put on a lot of films for us to watch as sometimes he is casted on a role in which he has to do like the old actors. So a month ago, I told him can you believe I have never seen Gone With the Wind and or Casa Blanca. Sure enough he went and bought me Gone with the Wind. I love it! He said he was getting me Casa Blanca soon, and I am anxiously awaiting. So my preference would be that some new ones are okay but nothing compares to the older movies.
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@marguicha (80377)
• Chile
12 May 11
I went do see Gone with the wind with my mom whn I was little. She had seen it a long time before. Then I took my children and later on my granddaughter. It´s an epic movie! I´m sure you will love Casablanca. Be sure to have a lot of Kleenex nearby.
• United States
9 Sep 11
Oh my God you were not kidding. I did need a lot of kleenix as I wept during the whole film. I could not believe I had not seen these. The good thing is that I own both of them and can enjoy them time after time! Thank you for the BR!
13 May 11
I actually prefer older movies to new ones and will happily choose a movie from the 30s and 40s over a modern movie. I absolutely love Gone with the Wind and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington along with the Philadelphia Story. But my all time favourite classic old movie is It’s a Wonderful Life, a movie which still delivers as much enjoyment watching it now despite having seen it probably more times than any other movie. The big reason why I enjoy these older movies is because everything is built around the story, so the jokes all tie in rather than just being set pieces and the acting is always in tune with the story.
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@marguicha (80377)
• Chile
16 May 11
There are some old movies that unfortunatly you cannot see anymore at a theter. I´d like to take my grandchildren to see someepic movies such as Gone with the wind. They are shown better there than at the TV or computer.
@lazybug (273)
• Philippines
12 May 11
I;m really really interested in old movies, in fact I have an original vcd collection (cause I can't afford DVD). Dirty Dancing is one of them, Somewhere in Time, To Kill A Mocking Bird, Breakfast at Tiffany, West Side Story (1961). These movies are timeless, the plots are amazing, so is the script, the scenes, the direction and the acting. These movies are not just for entertainment rather they depict reality and give us lessons that we can use to develop ourselves to be better persons. Movies of today are really just for the entertainment(money) and lacks substance.
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@marguicha (80377)
• Chile
12 May 11
I have seen most of the films you mentioned. I would love to see again To kill a mockingbird, one of the movies that made an impact on me when it was released.
@jak2010 (1550)
• Papua New Guinea
15 May 11
Oh, you still listen to your old music and old movies, it brings back memories ya, if it is then you should go for it, it will help you to stay young, it has a psychological side of such habit, it takes you back to your good old days and makes you feel good and even young too and that is good for you.
@marguicha (80377)
• Chile
16 May 11
Not only do I listen to old music, jak. But I´m making an effort to shed some pounds as my joints are hurting so I found old music and sweep the floor and do my other chores dancing now . It´s good that I´d live alone or else someone would take me to a lunatic assilum
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
12 May 11
I like old movies too. I have just finished a popular culture class and one of the things we got to do was watch a couple of movies. I am particularly interested in seeing some Gilbert Godfrey movies now. It is amazing what you can tell about the particular time by the movies and music.
@marguicha (80377)
• Chile
12 May 11
I agree. And when you become more trained, you can see some flaws in pictures as to the epoch. For instance, I loved Dirty Dancing. But the movie depicted a resort for upper middle class people at tha Catskill mountains in 1963. At the end on the movie, when all the guests started to dance, there was a black couple dancing too. No way this could have happened then and there. It´s a pity, but it is the truth.
@tkonlinevn (5784)
• Vietnam
12 May 11
I like old films, too. I usually rent them from a shop and watching them at home. I think that some TV channel such as HBO or Star Movies have had many good old films.
@marguicha (80377)
• Chile
12 May 11
I love to see an old favorite or a good picture I missed at the theater such as Dirty dancung.
@rachael5760 (2530)
• Israel
12 May 11
I like to watch the old children's movies like Wizard of Oz, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They have good values like truth and honesty, the triumph of good over evil. The characters are also dressed modestly. I don't like my children to see half dressed men and women.
@jb78000 (15178)
11 May 11
i haven't seen all that many old films but i've watched a few recently (my mum passes them onto me). i watched a whole load of mae west ones. they were brilliant. i've also got some more serious ones but i have been too tired by the end of the evening to go for anything that isn't light and silly. maybe this week.