Blogging the Silver ScreenWritten by Lisa Renee Ward | | firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the time of year when politics heats up, those of us who are political junkies can become overly emerged into the world of politics. For me, the way to relax and to take a break from debates or spin is to turn to classic movies. There are quite a few really well done blogs that will either remind you of a movie you want to see again, or inspire you to want to watch one that you never have.
Piddleville is currently focusing on the top ten movies of 1968, reviewing those that the blog creator has watched as well as providing some information on some of the background information on these movies. Personally, I’d pick “Rosemary’s Baby” as my favorite film from 1968 but I see it’s earned the number three spot in the top ten.
The recent death of Paul Newman created some memories of some of his classic hits on Classically Speaking Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World! For me my two favorites would be a close toss up between “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “Cool Hand Luke” though I can’t say I’ve seen a Newman movie I didn’t enjoy. On this blog I also highly recommend visiting Films you should know, it’s a great resource for classic movie devotees.
A phrase on Thrilling Days of Yesteryear caught my attention; “Life is in color…but black & white is more realistic.” That is true when it comes to some of these classic films, in which I admit I am one of those purists that prefers a non-colorized version. Orson Welles is the topic of a recent post, which led to me thinking that it has been a while since I watched “Citizen Kane.”
I experienced a moment of envy in reading Out of the Past as I have never been able to see the late 1920′s movie “Metropolis” and the blog creator, Raquelle, was recently able to watch it in her home town. She does some nice reviews and provides background material that make this blog especially noteworthy.
Normally I don’t list blogs that have not been updated recently, but this next blog, Watch Classic Movies is unique because it has on the blog site the full version of some great classic movies. One personal favorite, “Nosferatu” which was done in 1922. I actually had to stop writing this and watch the movie, I also spotted the 1916 version of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, I’ll be going back to watch that one.
Proud of her collection of “Dark Shadows” when she’s not watching some of the great classics, Lisa Renee can be found on Glass City Jungle and if you have a blog you’d like her to know about? Email her at email@example.com.