Yes, this blog is about writing and other literary stuff of that nature. But as a writer, a STORYTELLER, studying  any type of storytelling, I think, is important.

I am also one of those people who think movies are just as good as books. So there.

My Mom and I went on a stint in high school of watching a ton of “classic” movies. Well….yeah, they were interesting. I mean, there were good ones, and weird ones, and then the ones that got a hard no thank you from me. Like these:

Grapes of Wrath

I’m not really sure what this movie was about, except the Depression and some guy who committed homicide and at the end accidentally commits it again and his mom rattling on about how “because we’re the people.”

A Place in the Sun

NONONONO. So this rich girl (Elizabeth Taylor) falls in love with the middle class boy, who’s like having a relationship/married (I don’t really remember) with a really plain, naive girl who he ends up drowning in a lake, and he’s like on death row and everything because he’s a total jerk, but Elizabeth Taylor still loves him and it’s WEIRD.

North by Northwest

Ok, I know, I know, this is like one of the greatest movies of all time and the whole universe, mostly because of that shot of Cary Grant and the biplane coming after him in the cornfield (I don’t think it was a cornfield, but whatever). Honestly the movie made no sense, Cary Grant’s character had NO character and you can totally throw character development out the window for this whole movie.

2001: Space Odyssey 

It……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………was…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….so…………………………………………………………………………………boring……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………what’s…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..up…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..with Star Baby.

Best Years of Our Lives

I have heard people ran and rave about this movie and I just don’t get it?? Honestly I don’t remember much, except that it’s set after WWII when all the traumatized soldiers come home to their wives/loved ones and it just….fell flat.

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These are the ones I could think of…maybe next I should do a list of some of my favorite classic movies which are – kind of a lot of them.

What are some of your favorite/hated old and classic movies?

NANOWRIMO UPDATE: I have past the 20k mark! Woot woot! I really feel like I might win this year, but I feel like that every year so who even knows. I really like how Michigan Triangle is coming along, though I really don’t know what is coming along as I’m pantsing the whole thing. But there are bad guys. And magic. And snow. And faked deaths. So yeah.

2 thoughts on “Classic Movies that I Just – No Thank You

  1. THANK YOU FOR SAYING THE TRUTH ABOUT 2001. I haven’t gotten past the first ten minutes, so it’s not like I have an informed opinion about it or anything…But sometimes the first ten minutes are all you need to know what the rest is going to be like, right?

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