- The movie that introduced me to the stud of a man known as Rock Hudson-all six-foot-six of him 🙂
- A movie I’ve been calling my favorite for a long time, and we welcome back Danny Kaye
Now, this movie didn’t make it to the top ten list just because it was the first movie in history to swear…although Rhett’s parting line is pretty awesome. (Disclaimer–by clicking on that link, you may be subjected to a PG rating word. Don’t say I didn’t warn you) Rhett Butler is basically amazing. So are Scarlett’s dresses (that seems to be a common theme in this list…) Sitting through all 5 billion hours of this movie is totally worth it, because the story, the characters, the actors, and to music are all unforgettable, making this movie a definite classic in my book.
The classic star-crossed lover tale put into a modern-day New York, complete with teenage gangsters dancing like ballerinas. Leonard Bernstein won at life after making this fantastic musical (which apparently is supposed to opera-esque. Interesting) His music is fantastic:Officer Krupke helped me realize that blood-thirsty teenage gangsters are actually harmless little boys with a great sense of humor, America made me want to move to America (weird, I know), and Tonight…well, that song is a masterpiece.
One of Alfred Hitchcock’s finest pairings–Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. Jimmy is a close second for my favorite actor of the Golden Age of Hollywood, and he will appear quite frequently in this list–don’t say I didn’t warn you. He does an excellent job of portraying an over-eager photographer who’s cooped at home with a broken leg. Grace Kelly does an awesome job being his mega-glamorous girlfriend. (Her wardrobe in this movie is to DIE for! Seriously-her dresses are amazing!) What I love about this movie is it provides the perfect amount of suspense even though we never even leave the apartment. Seriously. Alfred Hitchcock is amazing.
- More of the legendary work of the one and only Alfred Hitchcock
- Jimmy Stewart living the American Dream
- A trip down south to talk about a movie that has not only made it to the top of 7 of the American Film Institute’s Top 100 lists, but remains the best-selling movie of all time. It also may or may not have a smokin’ hot main character whose name rhymes with Bett Ruttler. Oh, baby.