Jan 13, 2009

They just don't make them like they did...

Movies I mean.

I mean really - they are all high tech, flashy, having sex 3 minutes after they meet, swearing, talking crass, disrespecting people around them, bad guys, drugs....

They just don't make them like they used to. Where romance was important, where they respected each other, where they really cared about each other and the people around them. Where they spoke with respect etc.

Youtube has heaps of them there for the taking. So I am going to put the ones that I watch and like here on my blog... and just do a search on you tube with the title if you want to watch them.

If you know of any, please comment and I would love to watch some of your favourite old movies!!

So for old movie buffs and period drama fans, like myself - or for those who would like a change, here are three movies I have watched on you-tube and thought were wonderful.

1. Vacation from Marriage (1945)

This is about a married couple, who are seperated by war for three years. They discover who they are while they are apart and the reunion they thought they would long for now has them doubting about how they feel about each other.
Starring Deborah Kerr and Robert Donat.

2. Goodbye Mr Chips

This is a about an eldery retired teacher who looks back on his teaching career, and goes over old memories - from when he was an unexperienced teacher and not well liked by his peers and students, to when he met his wife, and the journey through the Boar War and how it effected him and the school.
Starring Robert Donat and Greer Garson

3. Jane Eyre (2006)

A lovely remake of the popular Charlotte Bronte novel. It has lovely scenery, lovely actors and it really is well made.
Jane Eyre, who was sent away as a child by an unkind Aunt, has a chance to make a life for herself. She becomes the governess of the ward of Mr Rochester - a rich and powerful man. The two make an unlikely pair - she awkward and quiet, and him brash and strong. She discovers, love, secrets, heartbreak and most importantly, she discovers who she is.
Starring Ruth Wilson and Toby Stevens

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