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?


Jay Goodman Tamboli said...

The Bridge on the River Kwai
Citizen Kane
anything by Kubrick
The Graduate
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.