You have two of my all time favourite movies listed right in this post.
The Miracle Worker and Finding Neverland.
Of course I was named after the James Barrie character so any "Pan" movie I tend to be biased towards.
I saw the Miracle Worker again not long ago on cable here. Some movies are just classics pure and simple.
Now off to laundryland not Neverland for me :)
( thanks for stopping by the auditions feel free to pop back anytime today even though you are already blogrolled lol)
I just saw a movie with Veronica Lake the other day (I Married a Witch which the TV show Bewitched was based on). She was quite lovely and I finally understood why my father always called me Veronica Lake when my long hair would fall into my eyes...lol!
The Miracle Worker and Finding Neverland were both wonderful movies. Finding Neverland was a major tearjerker, but a beautiful beautiful movie. I think Johnny Depp has to be one of this generation's best actors - so very versatile.
Finding Neverland is probably one of my all time favorite movies. Like you I went through a box of kleenex. I was glad to watch it in the comfort of my home.
I was flipping through channels today, and Turner Classics was showing "Boys Town" with Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy. What a wonderful movie...another one that I hadn't seen in ages but can watch over and over again!
You can re-post anything you like Naomi; it will always be interesting to read - photos or not - although they do make it better. I have not seen this movie, but I will try to rent it, as I know if you recommend it - it must be good. Michele sent me today!
I had SUCH a crush on Veronica Lake as a teenager... [swoon]
I dropped by for a spot of tea.
Wendy sent me. ;)
Interesting stuff about O Brother where art thou ... I would have never known!
Your post pretty much talks to me, its the whole Donna Reed,life back then was much purer, richer.
Anyway, I also loved Finding Neverland. That's for hosting me!
See you again soon!
The Lady Eve (oh, how I love Ms. Stanwyck) and Sullivan's Travels are two of my very favorite movies ever. You have great taste!
Ok, Sullivan's Travels. I'll see if I can get my husband to find it for me. With a glowing recommendation like this, I've got to see it! :-)
I wish I had the time and patience for movies. When I was 18, I worked at one of the first mega-plexes in the Bay Area. It had a whopping 6 (small) screens. We were competing with one of the few drive-ins left located a couple miles away. The apex of my very short lived career in the movie business was the release of The Empire Strikes Back (I know, I'm dating myself).
Anyway, I sure like the oldies. They don't makem like that anymore!
I thorougly enjoyed reading this post. I have not seen any of the movies that you described, but surely should. Thank you for bringing your former post back for all to enjoy.
You mentioned the movie "Oh, Brother Where Art Thou" it is one of my son's favorite movies! He loves the music from the movie! It is a good movie...and George Clooney is hilarious in it!
Wendy directed me your way this time!
I'll have to check out Sullivan's Travels. It sounds good. I ADORE Miracle Worker. I actually bought it on DVD last year when my daughter was doing a report on Helen Keller. The ending scene at the water pump makes me bawl every time! Here via Michele's blogroll game today!
Yes...let's adopt Johnny Depp, please! hahaha! Wendy directed me to you!! :-)
great films' there's a few I haven't seen. will have to look into those.
this time Wendy sent me.
The Miracle Worker was one of the first movies I ever saw in school that acutally made me want to research more into the story...and yes, many tears were shed here also.
Haven't seen the movies you mentioned, but if I am lucky I can rent them here in Spain. Stopping by to say hello! and to read your amusing writing.
I am back, this time Wendy directed me your way!! nobody can't beat your audition...
I will definitely check out Sullivan's Travels, especially since I love O Brother Where Art Thou and I also sobbed at Finding Neverland, so we must have similar tastes in movies. Thanks for the recommendation!
Here via Michele's today. Gosh, this is the 2nd time I've been to L.A. this morning! ;-)
I've never seen Sullivan's Travels, I'll definitely have to put that on my queue. I've seen Finding Neverland and Miracle Worker and loved them both. I'm a big fan of older movies because they seem to have richer, more complex stories. My favorite oldies are It's a Wonderful Life, Portrait of Jenny, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, and Brigadoon.
I did love The Miracle Worker. Saw it as a kid and it had a big effect. I love how movies can be like medicine or maybe church sometimes!
The only one I have seen that you mentioned is the Miracle Worker, which was great! I'll have to check out the others!
The old movies are great. I'm afraid that I haven't really seen that many of them. I'll have to start checking out some of the older ones they show on TV. We have one channel that shows those older movies all the time.
Great post as usual Naomi!
ah thanks so much for stopping by my little place.
What great information about some classic movies - I really enjoye that. Glad I found you - thanks to Wendy who sent me :-)
Back again. Wendy sent me. ;)
Hope you're having a good day today.
I love the movie Finding Neverland too! What a wonderful film! That little boy broke my heart. What a doll. Those crocodile tears of his melted me.
Turner Classic Movies is one of my fav channels.
I often stroll over the upcoming films and set the DVR to tape them, so I can watch them whenever I have a notion for a good, old flick.
I guess I have to watch more on TCM to see the classics.
Ahh...new "old" things to watch! Thanks for the recommendations! Oh Brother Where Art Though has got to be one of my favorite all time movies.. We saw the "Down From the Mountain Tour" here in D.C. too..Fabulous!!
oops..forgot to say Wendy Wings directed me here ;0)
Thanks for auditioning, the winner is up :)
Speaking of TCM, is it just me or has AMC lost some contact with what's a classic movie, and what's not?
I so love the old movies and the old movie stars, too. One of my heart throbs when I was growing up was Rex Harrison. Do you know anything about him. I think he passed away about 15 or 16 years ago but when I think of a real man he always comes to my mind, ha, ha!
I wish they still made actors like him today.
I also loved Gene Tierney. I really liked the movie that my two favorites came together in; the movie Ghost and Mrs. Muir! I really liked Edward Mulhare too, when he acted in the citcom for the Ghost and Mrs. Muir movie with he and Hope Lang. He was a good copy for Rex Harrison, I thought. He did a very good job living up to Rex Harrison rendition of the ghost, Daniel in the original movie.
I also liked Gene Tierney in Portrait of Jenny, with William Holden. But I loved anything these two acted in. I have a lot of their movies. After reading your post, I think I will watch some of them today!
I love the Miracle Worker. It's been way too long since I've seen it. Thanks for nudging my memory.
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You felt as I did about TMW, but I was 5. LOL Would you believe I haven't seen it since. Now, I must. Am loving my calendar.
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