One of my little self indulgences is watching old movies.
Particularly, the really old black and white ones. Heck, I’ll even watch silent movies.
And, in the process, there’s some unplanned learning as well. Like Raymond Burr wasn’t the only actor to play Perry Mason. Who knew?
Periodically, television channels will show old movies. I can remember when Channel 20 around here used to show the old Charlie Chan movies on Saturday mornings.
I think what I like about the old movies as opposed to the latest and greatest was that the entire story went on in your head instead of the current trend towards surround sound and graphic effects. A great comparison is to watch some of the old horror movies where you didn’t actually see blood and body parts compared to some of the gore you see today. Personal preference I guess.
Many of the really old shows have moved out of copyright because of age and you’ll find them on YouTube if you look for them. That was my usual way of doing it until I found “Classic Cinema Online“.
Admittedly, there is lots of advertising but I find the presentation very interesting. Not only are you escorted to the show via your current seat but many times you’ll find the movie poster that accompanies the original movie. You don’t find that all in one spot!
Any other classic movie lovers out there?