Thursday, January 11, 2007

Rear Window

One of my all time favorite movies, that I have seen more times than I can count, is Rear Window, directed by the all time great Alfred Hitchcock. James Stewart and the lovely Grace Kelley star in it. Even though the movie is over fifty years old, and let's face it, the are no special effects, it still hangs me in suspense and causes me to worry. It was on again today, and before I left for class, I was watching it for a bit, and found that I had a small smile on my face the entire time.

I truly belief I am an old soul, who belongs in the 1950s. Everything was just so much more simple, and I absolutely love the fashions! I also seem to be more conservative than my friends people around my age, which is 25. I remember growing up always watching Nick-at-Nite where my favorites were The Patty Duke Show, Donna Reed, The Brady Bunch,Alfred Hitchcock Presents, I Love Lucy, and Dragnet. Now, unfortunetly, Nick-at-Nite is filled with shows from the late 1980's and 1990's so I have missed out on my shows. One day after feeling particularly sentimental, I joined Netflix, where I can get some of my favorite oldies on DVD. Now the libraries in my county has gotten them, so I may discontinue my membership. I know when I discuss these shows with my friends and family, I am often teased. I have the whole series of the Brady Bunch on DVD. When TV Land holds good marathons, I cancel all plans for the weekends and cuddle up.

A family friend of ours who used to babysit my brother and I got me turned on to all of these shows. When she would watch us, I remember staying up late and watching these shows. Does anyone remember the Dennis the Menance show? This family friend is now in her mid-50s and I find myself discussing these old shows with her. I truly thank her for opening my eyes to these wonderful shows and movies. Now don't get me wrong, I love the shows on now, including reality shows, but the shows from the 1950's and 1960's will always hold a special place in my heart.

So what I would like to ask all of you is if you have any recommendations on movies that I can watch or rent. I have seen the classics, and ALL of the Hitchcock movies, but would love to hear any other suggestions. So please, tell me any of your favorites. Now, I just need to decide if I am going finish watching the Wing's game, or play one of the DVD's of Alfred Hitchcock presents I got! Decisions, decisions. I think I may stick with the game, just because I know on Monday I won't have to sub since it is Martin Luther King day and schools are closed. This weekend the plans are to work (at my mom's accounting office), homework, cleaning, and reading!


Brandy said...

Ah, another old soul. I'm 32 myself.(Probably ancient to you! *g*) But grew up watching those old shows you mentioned. And I also watched Gidget, Dobie Gillis and such. As for movies, have you seen Topper? Or The Ghost and Mrs. Muir? Both are favorites here.

Kristie said...

No, I haven't seen any of those. I will definitely add those two the list of those to be on the look out for.