“They don’t make movies like that any more,” said my husband and I in unison at the end of “Talk of the Town.” Talk of the WHO? “Talk” is a wonderful movie, heart warming and it shows that people can change, given the right circumstances. What woman wouldn’t do a bit of rearranging for Cary Grant?
Movies today are action-packed and while I admit to loving the suspense of the thriller genre, I’ve seen a lot of movies, kicking and screaming and I’ve loved the foray into a few westerns, movies from 1930s, a film that was the movie début for an actor (“The Best Years of our Lives”) and an all-time favorite (though I’m not so sure it was a favorite at the time of its release), ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.”
It’s my opinion that if you watch 10 of todays movies, you MAY see one movie that is entertaining. But, if you randomly watch 10 of yesteryears’ movies, the classic appeals to about 50-60%. But, like I said, I had to have an introduction to the older genre; I wouldn’t have tried anything but “Casablanca” and “Gone With the Wind” on my own!