Old Movies

There’s something about old 60’s/70’s movies that makes me love them. I can’t really say why, they just do. I’ve been running this sort of old movie marathon and all I can think of is how most of the time I enjoy them a hell of  a lot more than recent ones.

I remember when I was a kid spending entire weekend afternoons watching movies on TV and for some reason those days seemed to last longer and packed with great stuff on the tube. I can’t really put this into words so I won’t keep trying.

I don’t remember much about my childhood, people usually say this is because I had a happy childhood and I think that’s true. But sitting on my living room’s couch watching movies is a vivid clear memory I have. My parents even bought me a VHS VCR eventually and that was a big deal at the time. Those things were expensive! From then on I became a regular at the local movie rental place. I don’t remember how the ladies at the counter looked like but I do remember they were always nice to me and usually greeted me with a smile every time they saw me.

So, here are the movies I’ve seen on this marathon. I recommend each and every one of them.

  • Colossus. The Forbin Project. – IMDB
  • Quintet – IMDB
  • The Quiet Earth – IMDB
  • The Dunwich Horror – IMDB 
I really really really liked The Quiet Earth, I think it made it into my top 50 movies of all time. As for The Dunwich Horror, I think it’s too bad not enough movies explore the Lovecraft setting.  Dean Stockwell is also one of my favorite actors, I noticed that while watching this movie. He’s in a lot of stuff that I love and one of the vivid memories I mentioned earlier also includes watching him on Quantum Leap.

 

I also saw 500 Days of Summer (IMDB), but that one doesn’t exactly belong in that list. It’s not bad, but it’s not that great either. It tried to be something other than a romantic comedy with a happy ending but it turned out to be exactly that.