Can you believe it is Sunday again already? This week has literally flown by. I was busy beginning with spring cleaning so I guess it is truly a fact...time goes fast when you're having fun. :)
I was wondering what to chat about this week when, in the midst of said cleaning, I sat down for awhile in front of the TV and found an old WWII movie playing. I knew exactly what subject would be great for Sunday Afternoon Tea...old movies.
I've written a lot about how much I love old movies. Casablanca is my all time favorite but there are many others that bring various emotions. I think I enjoy the old WWII and Korean War movies because the men remind me of my father and older brothers. That would be the age of many of them (for WWII had both very young as well as middle aged soldiers). I also enjoy the culture of that time, when honor, character, patriotism, bravery, etc. were still considered important.
My husband and I recently watched Three Coins In a Fountain again on one of the channels that plays old movies. While watching it, we talked about how such a movie could not be made in this day and age for the very culture it required no longer existed. It has been one of my favorites since I saw it as a teenager (most likely on TV since it was made the year I was born!). Yeah, it is THAT old... I love the romance of that movie, the scenes of Rome in the 1950s, and the happy ending.
I enjoy old John Wayne movies, too. I have Hatari on DVD and Hellfighters on video (I need to get it on DVD some day). I especially enjoy watching Hatari but my husband and I always talk about how much the actors are smoking all the time. No wonder so many of the old time movie stars developed lung cancer! Just the second hand smoke would kill you. Still, both movies are lots of fun.
I remember those wonderful old Biblical epics that were once made...The Robe, The Silver Chalice, Ben Hur, and many more which were top movies of the day back when people knew their Bible history. Some of them should be shown again soon as Easter approaches.
Now I have to admit that there are some remakes I actually like better than the old movies. As much as I like Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, I prefer the newer version of Sabrina to the older one. Most of the time I like originals better. I know the past was far from perfect. (I couldn't imagine what it would be like to live in WWII when most of the known world was at war.) However, I miss the culture and morals of that day and they certainly knew how to make a good story.
I know I've only touched the surface here so as you are sipping your tea, please feel free to share if you agree on any of these (or disagree!), or if you have a favorite that isn't even mentioned here.