I'm buried in work as I try to finish my last few proofreading jobs before taking a few days off...hopefully my break will include watching more old movies! It will be a fun week, including hosting our daughter's college roommate and seeing dear friends visiting from out of state.
In the meantime, there's a wealth of interesting writing on classic movies out there in the blogosphere...here are a few posts I've enjoyed recently.
Jacqueline muses on "10 Things I Like About Old Movies" at Another Old Movie Blog (click title of this post).
That theme was picked up by Campaspe at Self-Styled Siren.
Be sure to read all the comments on the above posts...I found myself regularly nodding in agreement: Art deco sets, check. Trains and ocean liners, check. "Buy war bonds at this theater," check. Nightclubs, check. Orry-Kelly and Adrian, check. And so much more...including the amazing supporting casts I mentioned last night.
Jacqueline also muses on typewriters and romance in a fun post. Sometimes I rather miss my old typewriter and that lovely ring when the end of the line was nearing...
At Skeins of Thought Moira Finnie has an excellent essay on librarians in the movies, which was originally posted at TCM's Movie Morlocks blog last summer. As I commented at her site, every time I thought of another librarian movie, I scrolled down a little further and she had it covered!
Katie Richardson at Obscure Classics recently posted on favorite wedding scenes and has some great picks. I especially enjoyed her thoughts on I MARRIED A WITCH; the wedding that wasn't and the wedding night that was were my two favorite scenes in the movie. (My review is here.) The only film she mentions which I haven't already seen -- and enjoyed -- is MAN'S CASTLE, which I recently taped.
At Movie Morlocks Suzidoll muses on Thanksgiving in the movies...Thanksgiving is depicted in films relatively rarely. Can you think of more titles than what she's listed? HOLIDAY INN comes to mind...
And speaking of Thanksgiving, if you haven't seen the Macy's ad with a montage of movie scenes mentioning the store, be sure to check it out at Classic Montgomery.