A while back I shared with you my favorite romantic movie. Honestly, I have a very hard time even remembering movies once I’ve seen them (don’t have this trouble with books, oddly enough!), so as I wrote that blog post, my mind stayed with pretty recent releases. I’m not much of an older-movie kind of girl, but as I was thinking later — and as I read some of the comments on that blog post — I realized there were a whole lot of older movies that I’d either forgotten about or had never seen.
Since it’s summer, and supposedly we all have this thing called “free time,” I thought it would be fun to revisit that topic but keep it to old movies. Black and white classics. Or early technicolor. Let’s say no movie before 1970. What are your favorites that have romance in them?
Mine would have to be Rear Window. Yes, I know — a Hitchcock movie! But it’s not like Psycho or The Birds. It’s one of his good, suspense movies. And it has a pretty strong romance in it too between Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. Have you seen it?
Another favorite would be Brigadoon. Any Brigadoon lovers out there? Gene Kelly? Cyd Charisse? Van Johnson? I tell you, I’m half-tempted right now to watch this just to get a reaction from my teenage son! (He would not be a fan.) This one is a true romance, almost a time-travel romance but not quite. If you love musicals, you’ll be all over this one. How can you not love Gene Kelly’s voice?
I’m sure some of you will say your favorites are classics like Gone with the Wind or The Sound of Music or … See how clueless I am when it comes to old movies? Give me some really great romances to watch, friends! Which ones do you just love?