Thursday, July 29, 2010
Thursday Thirteen: Back to the 40's
I've spent a lot of time talking about Return Engagement, so I'm sure everyone is ready for something new. Let's pick up with our series on the 1940's. We've talked about slang and movie stars so today I thought we might do movies.
Finding a site that can tell you the thirteen best movies of the 1940’s is an almost impossible task because every critic has his or her own ideas about what constitutes best. I have opinions too. I liked The Philadelphia Story, Key Largo, It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle On 34th Street, Meet Me In St. Louis, and Mrs. Miniver among others.
I finally found one website that allowed viewers to rate the movies they watched. The site is called The Internet Movie Database, and it’s located at http://www.imdb.com/chart/1940s. This is the way modern people who watched 1940’s movies rated them:
2.It’s A Wonderful Life
5.The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
6.The Third Man
8.The Great Dictator
10.The Maltese Falcon
12.Kind Hearts and Coronets
13.The Big Sleep
How many of these have you seen? Leave a comment with your email address and tell me, and if I draw your name from the hat I’ll send you a free electronic copy of my novel Purple Heart.
By the way, I’ve seen Casablanca, the Maltese Falcon, It’s A Wonderful Life, and part of Citizen Kane.
Also, I've done some interviews this week, and they are different from others so I hope you'll check them out. The URL's are listed in the previous post. Please don't forget about Return Engagement either. It's available at http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com