Best old movies
Best old movies. Few things can produce more nostalgia than the great classics of old cinema. Those films that we have seen dozens of times. Those which we know the dialogues by heart and that always know how to tear a smile or some tears. There may even be one that we have not discovered yet. In this post I will mention what I consider the best old movies.
Gone With the Wind
The film was released on December 15, 1939 and had incredible success; over the years it has become one of the great classics. In all studies of the critics it competes against Casablanca for the best film in the history of cinema. Thanks to this, the story of the novel became a legend of literature, and a myth of popular culture of the twentieth century; the leading couple formed by Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara is one of the great romantic couples of universal literature, at the same level of Romeo and Juliet or Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy.
In the original version it is Captain Renoir who tells Rick that he fought against the nationals in the Spanish Civil War, but the Francoist censorship replaced him because he fights against the Austrian Auchles.
When the filming of the film began, it had not yet been decided what the ending was going to be.
In all the scenes in which Humprey appears with Ingrid there is a platform of a span and a half for Humprey because he was shorter than her. Ingrid average 1.80 and Humprey 1.60. Bergman, the day of the shooting of the airport scene, still did not know the end.
Psychosis is a film directed by Alfred Hitchcock in the year 1960. The film has become a classic horror and suspense film, with the script by Joseph Stefano. It is based on the novel of the same name by Robert Bloch. He was inspired by the crimes of Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein. The film describes the encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), who is hiding in a motel after embezzlement from her employer, and the owner of the motel, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).
Initially he received different comments but, prompting a new revision, it was made one new revision that was very positive and resulted in four nominations to the Academy Awards. Considered today as one of Hitchcock’s best films, and praised as a cinematographic masterpiece by international critics. Psycho has also been hailed as one of the most effective horror films.
The great Dictator
The language used by Hinkel in his crazy speeches is not German. This is a jargon improvised by Chaplin that may sound German, but it is not.
It is said that, despite being banned in Nazi-occupied Europe, Adolf Hitler had a copy brought for a private pass. He did not see it once, but twice. He has not transcended his opinion about the film. When Chaplin heard about it, he claimed that “I would have given anything to know what Hitler said when he saw it …”
The idea of making this parody of Hitler came to Chaplin, when he knew that the German tyrant was about the same age and, approximately, his height and weight. In addition, both had emerged from misery to obtain the greatest of triumphs in their respective careers. Another detail was that of Hitler’s mustache, which Chaplin said was convinced that he had copied it from his Charlot character.
The film was banned in Spain until 1975. In Germany it was until 1998, and made an incredible collection for such an old film. In Italy they could not watch it complete until 2002 since the versions that were previously exhibited had censored the scenes of the dictator Napoloni and his wife Rachele. Now you feel curious about watching this movie, right?
From here to eternity
The film is based on the novel of the same title by James Jones. He won eight Oscars: the best film, the best director, the best supporting actor (Frank Sinatra), the best supporting actress (Donna Reed), the best script, the best photography, the best editing, and the best sound, and was nominated for five others, to the best lead actor (Burt Lancaster), to the best lead actor (Montgomery Clift), to the best lead actress (Deborah Kerr), to the best music and to the best costumes. Do you still wonder why is one of the best movies?