Monday, August 19, 2013

My film-going weekend

There are many reasons I love where I live, but the proximity to great movie theaters is right up there. This weekend I got to see three of my all-time favorite films in actual theaters, on the big screen.

At the Brattle, I saw Rosemary's Baby, my favorite horror film of all time. I couldn't get that la la la theme out of my head all night long. I kept waking up and saying, "This isn't a dream. This is really happening!"

It has a chalky undertaste.
Then at the Harvard Film Archive, where they are showing every Hitchcock film, I caught what is probably my favorite film of all time, certainly the one I enjoy the most. The Lady Vanishes, featuring the comic genius of Caldicott and Charters.

We were discussing cricket.
And finally, also at the HFA, I saw Rebecca, Hitchcock's best picture winner with Lawrence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. It's my favorite filmic version of the gothic tale, or as I just heard that particular genre referred to, the girl-meets-house story.

I'm asking you to marry me, you little fool.

1 comment:

  1. Always good to see the old films on the big screen. We have a beautifully restored Art Deco cinema close by, and they screen oldies as well as the up to date titles.