I've been captivated by old movies since I was a young teen. I'm not sure what the allure was that roped me in but I remember renting video's of old movies on a regular basis. And when I was old enough to drive...watch out! I borrowed VHS copies of "The Best Years of Our Lives" and Hitchcock's "Dial M For Murder" from every library that would let me use my Canonsburg, PA library card.
I'm still addicted to them although now I've narrowed my preferences. I'm not that into Fred & Ginger. Not into Esther Williams and her swimming movies. Musicals kind of get annoying (all those stinkin' songs that I have to skip through with the exception of Judy Garland. LOVE her!) And you'll never EVER catch me watching a western. *shiver*
My favorites are films from the 40's. I love the hair. Love the clothes. Love the cars. I appreciate how clean the movies are. I don't have to be careful of what I see. Don't have to worry about my kids walking in on anything.
The movies from the 30's crack me up. The way they were taught to speak to make them sound like they were high class. Sometimes when there's one on I'll talk like that to make my family laugh.
A while back I was talking to one of the teenagers in the church about old movies. She said she loved old movies.
"Especially the ones from the 80's"
I snickered and said, "I mean old ones, like from the 40's."