My favorite older movies are: Gone with the Wind The ORIGINAL-Miracle on 34th St ALL of Elvis's movies Singing in the Rain Oklahoma Mary Poppins-great Soundtrack Some Like it Hot It's a mad, mad, mad, mad World South Pacific Sound of Music
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% is how I react!
God chooses what we go through and we choose how we go through it!
LOL! A quick bit of personal history with both (and why we own them on DVD).
#1- my parents got married in a small town and had a weekend honeymoon "in the big city"- and the big thing was going to see Mad Mad world. ;D #2- My wife's father is in South Pacific... somewhere... he was in the marines and is in the extras in that scene on the beach.
That is so neat about your parents! My mom still tells me how popular that movie was when it first came out!
How COOL that your father-in-law was an extra in the movie! Do you guys do like the "Look, look there he is...." when people watch the movie with you guys?
My mom saw the original stage production in 1947 (that was even before MY time! ;D ) with a very young Marlon Brando and with Jessica Tandy as Blanche.
The movie was haunting and an emotional experience. What makes it ironic and chilling was that Vivien Leigh was actually having emotional problems at the time and undergoing therapy. So the art imitating life parallel is very much there.
And a great film from 1948 is the Snake Pit, which showed the horrors of a mental hospital and a patient (played brilliantly by Olivia de Havilland) wrongfully committed. The scene where she undergoes electric shock treatment is harrowing to this day.