Saturday, September 27, 2008

Old Movies

Seven years ago, I rented Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, found it awful, and decided that all old movies were overrated. But last month, Todd insisted I watch a few Hitchcock flicks. I've seen most of the oeuvre at this point--and they're all brilliant. So I've misjudged classic cinema.

I'm watching Gone With the Wind now, which is also wonderful.

What other old movies are worth watching?

6 comments:

Jay Goodman Tamboli said...

The Bridge on the River Kwai
Citizen Kane
anything by Kubrick
The Graduate
Chinatown
A Man for All Seasons
Apocalypse Now

Anonymous said...

High Society.

Scott said...

Goodman, Nameless, thanks--though I've seen most of those. I'll let you know what I think of the others.

Jacob Lyles said...

I remember "Singing in the Rain" to be fantastic, but I haven't seen it in awhile.

Scoplaw said...

Sorry to be so late. Blogging's fallen by the wayside.

I'm not sure where you draw the modern/classic line.

I'd certainly rent "Bringing Up Baby" (easy to find), and hie yourself on up to Takoma and rent "Passport to Pimlico." I think you'd especially like it. If you like Citizen Kane, try Well's "A Touch of Evil."

Scoplaw said...

Oh, and if you like Alec Guinness, "Kind Hearts and Coronets" is a must see. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kind_Hearts_and_Coronets