Sunday, April 6, 2008

Old Movies

My husband and I were feeling very lazy yesterday. There is still a lot of snow and it is surprisingly cold outside. He laid a roaring fire in our fireplace and we sat around most of the day watching old movies on AMC & TCM.

We watched an old John Wayne film neither of us knew, "The Shepherd in the Hills". It was notable for two things only: beautiful color and a terrible song. We laughed alot tho' it wasn't a comedy. We watched "The Corn Is Green" & later, the last part of "Now Voyager". It was Bette Davis' 100th birthday with 24 hours of Bette Davis movies on TCM. We agreed she is our greatest female actress. And those eyes!

We later watched another Western, a four hour marathon on the enough-with-the-commercials-already AMC. Robert Duvall starred in this film about taking a herd of horses from Oregon to Wyoming and rescuing bound-for-slavery Chinese girls along the way. I just can't recall the title.

It's a nice thing to share these old films. My husband and I are the same age, grew up in the same area and, consequently, have most things in common. Saturday mornings growing up were spent watching old westerns on our parent's b/w tv's. Old movies were usually on school days when you stayed home sick. I tried to share this with the boys as they were growing up but Saturday mornings for them were all about "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and video games. So much for reminiscing with my children.

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