Sunday, February 10, 2008

old movies

I absolutely love old movies and on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) they are doing a month of Oscar movies. Today was a lot of mystery movies and there were a few good ones. Two of them I have already seen, Spellbound and The Maltese Falcon, but I have never seen Gaslight (I would be surprised if many of you have even seen these movies so sorry). Ingrid Bergman was in Spellbound and Gaslight and I think she is such a great actress. I have a few favorites, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Cary Grant, Grace Kelley, Marlon Brando, Clark Gable, and her, among others. The acting styles between then and now are so different. Now, we have all these special effects and stuff that makes it easier for the viewer to get what's going on; acting can be so generic. Then, they had to use themselves to make the audience believe. Bergman played two completely different parts in the movies I saw today and I completely believed both of them. I know people hate to watch old movies because they're black and white or we've been so desensitized that they just don't seem real, but to get a feel for great acting, you should watch some oldies. I think to have actors and actresses as good as them now will be a hard task.

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