Classic Movie Weekend

Patricia and I decided to watch a classic movie each night this weekend. It was a lot better than I thought it might be.

Friday night we started with Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. Simply it was a case of mistaken identity but the main character, played by Cary Grant, becomes a hero (and he gets the girl). One thing we noticed is how slow this suspense movie was compared to the suspense movies of today. But Hitchcock is still really good. Wikipedia has more.

Saturday night we watched Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner. Kathrine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, and Sidney Poitier were incredible. Simply it was a movie about race relations and parent/children struggles. It was so creative in it’s approach to tackling race relations. They set it up so that race is at the forefront, but there’s so many other issues that are raised that allows race to often take a back seat. This movie is hilarious, serious, and just so well acted. Except for the daughter in it. She annoyed us. Wikipedia has more.

Sunday night we watched a not-so-classic, but it did come from the 80’s. Spies Like Us with Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase. I remembered why I loved it so much in High School. It’s written for them, but we still had lots of laughs watching Chase in his prime. Wikipedia has more.

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  • *cough, cough* what does KGB mean again?

  • rob

    no. sigh. okay.