Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday Fives - Five Classic Movies on My Watch List

I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual Friday Linkups to try something a little different.  Michelle over at Because Reading is Better Than Real Life   used to do a Five on Fridays that I always enjoyed and I've seen a few other variations on the theme.  As well I'm in a list making kind of mood so I thought I'd give start making random five lists.  Sometimes they'll be bookish other weeks not so much.  Today I'm looking at my movie list and figuring out what I'm going to be watching next.  Most of these are rewatches but it's been so long since I've watched them it doesn't count.


1.  Gaslight (1944) - Not only is Ingrid Bergman incredibly gorgeous and the plot incredibly creepy but this was Angela Lansbury's film debut and she is one of my absolute favorites.


2.  White Heat (1949) - This is the movie that all gangster stereotypes are made from and James Cagney is amazing.  Plus Virginia Mayo is just stunning.


3.  Rear Window (1954) - This is probably my favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie and its' been far too long since I've watched it.


4.  Send Me No Flowers (1964) - I adore Rock Hudson and Doris Day and I especially love them together.  Throw in Tony Randall and I have no idea why I haven't watched this one yet.


5.  Conflict (1945) - I love Humphrey Bogart and I don't think I've ever seen him paired with Sydney Greenstreet but it sounds delightful.  Well delightful in a creepy suspenseful way.

What movies are you hoping to watch soon?

10 comments:

  1. I love Doris Day movies and have watched most of them. Saw Send Me No Flowers a long way back when my daughter and I used to haunt the video store (remember Blockbuster?) for movies. It's not my favorite, but I do like it.

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  2. I love Jimmy Stewart! It's a Wonderful Life is my favorite Christmas movie, so I'll be watching him a lot starting in a month or so :)

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  3. I think the only one I've seen is Rear Window, and maybe Send Me No Flowers. My all time favorite classic movie is An Affair to Remember, I LOVE it!

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  4. The only one of those I've seen is Rear Window, but holy crap is that a good movie! Also too long since I've seen it. I find it impressive that without leaving a 1 room set they are able to accomplish so much. They do the same thing with that movie with the jurors... I think it's 12 Angry Men. If you haven't seen that one you really should. Technically they go to a couple other rooms, but it basically takes place entirely in the jury room. So good.

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  5. Gaslight is one of my faves because it's where we first learn about this abusive tactic that is frequently used today. Then of course, I've always been afan of the great Doris Day. Hugs and hope you are well ❤️.

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  6. I've watched some of Julie Andrews's interviews on Youtube as she has a new memoir out on her career. I want to watch Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music again.

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  7. I love these old movies! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I've never seen Rear Window and I really need to!

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  9. So sorry to hear of your grandfather's passing. I've been away so this is the first time I can comment on that. As far as oldie movies, here are some I love: Rear Window (like you), Bringing Up Baby (Cary Grant), The Man Who Knew Too Much (Jimmy Stewart, Doris Day), Casablanca (Humphrey Bogart), Arsenic and Old Lace (Grant), Vertigo (either Grant or Stewart in this)... so basically any old film with Jimmy Stewart or Cary Grant, lol. I used to watch these with my dad, so he influenced which ones I remember fondly.

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  10. Rock Hudson and Doris Day are so good together. Great acting chemistry! 💟

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