Monday, December 22, 2008

A List: Wonderful Movies I've Discovered/Rediscovered in 2008

Or thereabout.

"Witness for the Prosecution" with Charles Laughton
"Little Women" with Katherine Hepburn--favorite version
"Little Women" with June Allyson
"The Women", original version with Rosalind Russell and Norma Shearer
"Paths of Glory" with Kirk Douglas--chilling and infuriating.
"The Shop Around the Corner" with Jimmy Stewart and Frank Morgan (the guy who was the Wizard of Oz)
and the remake named "In the Good Old Summertime" with Judy Garland and Van Johnson
"The Bishop's Wife"--ahhh, Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven, how did I miss it for this long?
"The Bells of St. Mary's"--apparently I had the plot of this and "Going My Way" confused in my mind. Loved seeing it.
"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes!" Marilyn Monroe was hilarious!
"Christmas in Connecticut" with Barbara Stanwyck,
"Naked City"
"Destination Tokyo" with Cary Grant
and of course "Pride and Prejudice" with Olivier and Garson.

I also enjoyed the 1938 version of "A Christmas Carol", although my favorite remains the longer version with Alistair Sims, made in 1951.

It was a good year for movies. I look forward to 2009.

1 comment:

Angie J said...

I have "Bells of St. Mary" on Tape. Love that movie. Hold the phone though. YOU WATCHED THE REGINALD OWENS VERSION OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL? was it on tape? or did you watch it on TV. IF I missed on TV I'm gonna be totally bummed out. I love the Original Version of that movie. Every Morning I wake up mom has to watch me surfing through the movies of the day to see if it's on. Haven't found it yet. So spill it. How'd ya get to view it LOL.

p.s. I also love "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart