Thursday, July 12, 2007

A Question of Favortism

I have a question of favoritism, rather than favorites, in the old movies you watch. I’d like to know which movie or movies are the ones you watch most often. Old movie buffs, unlike people who just like to watch movies, tend to watch the same films over and over with anal fascination over already well-known details. We always manage to find something new we had not noticed before, or suck the life out of something we already knew was there. There is an eye for detail, and a childlike ability to hear the same favorite story now matter that you already know how it ends. It is a sickness, perhaps.

So, please let me know which films are the ones you’ve seen most often. Not your favorites, because we tend to shift in our moods from time to time and when a Fred Astaire movie will do for us one day, another time it will be only Alice Faye or nothing. Which films have you worn out the DVD or VHS tape, or never missed when you saw it in the TV listings, even if it meant missing work or your daughter’s wedding? Which films, and if you dare, how many times?

5 comments:

J.C. Loophole said...

That's Easy-
The Marx Brothers Movies and The Thin Man Movies.
I'll think I'll watch one now.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thanks for dropping by, J.C. Ah, yes, very addictive choices. Like eating peanuts, you just can't stop.

Laura said...

I've been enjoying getting to know your blog, thanks to a link from The Shelf. We each watched a Stanwyck-Fonda film this week -- over at my blog I reviewed THE MAD MISS MANTON. :)

Most often...probably the same as my favorites! SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Easily a couple dozen times each, dating to early childhood. I still notice new things!

Best wishes,
Laura

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Welcome, Laura. I'll pop over to your blog and read your review of Miss Manton. This seems to be Stanwyck week on the blogs. (Yea!)

Seven Brides and Sound of Music are fun. I love nitpicking for details and discovering something new. Good to hear from you.

Stefan said...

Duck Soup, My Man Godfrey, The Lady Vanishes, Rear Window and Once Upon a Time in America are all films that I can watch repeatedly and still thoroughly enjoy.
I've probably watched each of them more than 20 times.