Sunday, June 26, 2005

An Affair to Remember

I love this movie. Cary Grant. Deborah Kerr. SIGH
They were running it on AMC last night. And, of course, I had to watch it. It is easily in my top 5 movie list of all time.
THIS, to me, is romance at its finest. Aren't there some days when you might think, "Wow. They sure knew how to make them in the old days"?
Don't get me wrong. I like several contemporary romance movies. But none touch me like some of the old ones. There's a different feel to them. A depth that many modern-day movie romances lack.
Many modern-day romances are so busy trying to be snarky they forget the heart. I'll take both. And people running around half-naked and bedhopping? What in the blazes does that have to do with romance? If not done correctly, not much.
I love "The Mirror Has Two Faces" with Barbara Streisand and Jeff Bridges. LOVE IT. It also ranks in the top 5. If you have not seen it, rent it. It's well worth it.

What am I trying to say? That all the good stuff is old and nothing nowadays is worth a damn? No. I'm not. But there are times when I believe we need to step back and look at The Classics. We can learn from them. It doesn't have to be about mememe. Sometimes it's the giving that makes the getting worthwhile.


Suzanne said...

I love the classic movies! Love to watch AMC!!!

Desperate Writer said...

Yep, that's a good one.

Tori said...

I love classic movies! Love screwball comedies (Bringing Up Baby is one of my top favorites), mysteries (The Thin Man series is great!), I even love some of the silent films, especially Harold Lloyd. The man was a genius.

chryscat said...

YES! There's just a different feel to them. And I love watching AMC.

Rene said...

I used to watch AMC all the time before they started showing commercials.

There are some sweet romantic movies out there, but they aren't blockbusters and in fact they aren't even released to the screen. That's one of the nice things about having satellite, I catch a bunch of movies not ordinarily given a chance anywhere else.

Michelle said...

I love classic movies. :) An Affair to Remember is a great one. And I liked Casablanca, too.

But for a more modern-day one, slightly medieval in nature, I liked Ladyhawke.

chryscat said...

Ooooooooo Ladyhawke. That is SO good. The storyline is exquisite. And I laughed so hard at Matthew Broderick. I believe that was one of his best performances ever.

Desperate Writer said...

Yes, MB doesn't even have to say anything to make me smile! Every time I hear Twist and Shout, it makes me smile and wiggle, because of the scene in Ferris Bueller.