Welcome to Classic for a Reason, where I’ll be focusing on movies made during the 30s, 40s, and early 50s, the Golden Age of Hollywood. I’ll look at some films from other decades from time to time as well.
I’ve loved classic films for as long as I can remember. When I was in high school, a local TV channel played an Astaire/Rogers film every Saturday afternoon. I don’t know how many times I watched each movie, fascinated by the dance numbers.
When I was 14, I was ill and out of school for several weeks. Because I was awake at odd hours, my parents let me take our little black-and-white TV into my bedroom and watch the classic film marathons that played late at night. That was my introduction to, among others, Bette Davis and classics such as Now, Voyager and Dark Victory.
However, it was when I was 19 and attended a big-screen presentation of All About Eve with four friends one Friday night that I was truly hooked. I recognized the value of a top script, sharp dialogue and fine acting over special effects, as well as the creativity required to bring adult themes to movies restricted by the Motion Picture Production Code.
This is my tribute to the wonderful work that has entertained and intrigued me for so many years. My goal here is to introduce these movies to those who may not be familiar with them, share thoughts with other fans, or bring back memories of favorite films from the past.
Thank you for taking the time to read any part of this blog.