hey, remember those NYRs I made? yeah, I almost didn't either. Needless to say, I watched two movies back to back last night and upheld my resolution with about 15 minutes to spare.
One of the things I love about old movies is that even after the movie starts, you can still grab a soda or some popcorn because the credits go first, nothing happens during them, and they always take several minutes. oh, and did I mention that TCM rocks my socks off? I love that channel. I've recorded like 5 movies so far, lovely old movies that I can watch at my own leisure with no commercials...love it.
My black and white February movie was "From Here to Eternity", which was nothing like I was expecting. I loved it, it was very well done with a solid plotline and (mostly) well-developed characters. It's funny that the iconic beach make-out session is what that movie has become known for and it takes up literally 5 seconds of the movie and doesn't really have anything to do with the rest of the movie. (although Burt Lancaster's kinda ripped.) I can't really go into detail because I hate to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.
In summation, if you like musicals and cutesy, mid-40's love stories--go rent "State Fair"! If you like black and white war movies with a romance and drama angle, get "From Here to Eternity".
I picked good ones this month, and I've already got my two in mind for March!