Do movies prior to the 1970s, um, suck?

Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at 1:07 PM
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  • Don't forget great movies like:

    Mr. Roberts (another Henry Fonda movie)

    Jesse James

    The Outlaw Josey Whales

    Two Mules for Sister Sarah

    Smokey and the Bandit

    Animal House

    The Thing (1959 with James Arness from gunsmoke)

    All the Marx Brothers Movies


    Anything with John Wayne

    All the Monty Python Movies

    Anything made by Mel Brooks (History of the world part I, Blazing Saddles)

    So many good movies were made back then, and of course if you notice they are re-making a lot of them today. George Clooney did Fail Safe a few years back. But great movies do call for great snacks. I'll be looking forward to hearing some of the snack recipies to prepare and watch the classics with.

    -- Posted by Localguy1972 on Wed, Jan 28, 2009, at 3:33 PM
  • I missed that you already had a couple of those I mentioned in there. So many good movies, it's a shame the younger generation is not sitting down to watch them.

    -- Posted by Localguy1972 on Wed, Jan 28, 2009, at 3:34 PM
  • Hey Ivy,

    If my memory is correct, (which anymore I wonder), didn't you own a little classic movie rental place in Harmony a few years ago?? I remember you telling me at one time how you always loved the older movies and enjoyed sharing them.

    -- Posted by SURVIVINGMOM on Wed, Jan 28, 2009, at 6:11 PM
  • The Sting (1973) and Cabaret (1972) are still watchable after all these years. :)

    Popcorn is our favorite movie snack (I know, boring), but I'm looking forward to more of your recipes.

    -- Posted by Ssteppe on Wed, Jan 28, 2009, at 6:28 PM
  • Anything by Alfred Hitchcock was outstanding, but especially The Birds. That movie was so creepy! It gave me nightmares. I will also always remember seeing The Sound of Music on the big screen. We seldom went to the movies so it was such a treat. Finally, I'll never forget seeing Island of the Blue Dolphins on a field trip in the fifth grade after reading the book. Wonderful!

    -- Posted by southviewrebel on Wed, Jan 28, 2009, at 7:20 PM
  • I love "Mr. Smith Goes to Wahington", but all time favorite is already on the list "Gone With the Wind". A few more would be "To Catch a Thief", and "Twelve Angry Men".

    -- Posted by Partrosie on Thu, Jan 29, 2009, at 8:27 AM
  • Breakfast at Tiffanys... Sound of Music... They are all I need! Well, that and a bag of popcorn!! Oh.. and My Fair Lady!

    -- Posted by sassypants on Thu, Jan 29, 2009, at 8:59 AM
  • Ivy, I forgot Gigi!!!

    -- Posted by Kimberly_1984 on Thu, Jan 29, 2009, at 12:08 PM
  • My dad used to wake me up in the middle of the night to watch sammy terry movies, he worked second shift and would come in about midnight, we'd stay up till the twilight zone was coming on and often he would go to bed before me leaving me scared to death to walk to my room at night. was great fun. favorite snack while watching movies, i dont have a name for it, but its white flour tortilla chips with shredded crab meat on them, topped with moz cheese, melted in the oven, then sprinkled with paprika and a dollop of sour cream. mmmmmm

    -- Posted by Ninesy on Thu, Jan 29, 2009, at 12:52 PM
  • Your Co-worker is a youngin no doubt! :) Some of THE BEST movies were way before 1976! There are too many classics to even mention! I think you need to sit your co-worker down with a bowl of popcorn and Gone With The Wind to give him/her a little culture!

    -- Posted by clgruener on Thu, Jan 29, 2009, at 2:22 PM
  • Anything & everything by Marilyn Monroe!! Some Like it Hot was voted the funniest movie ever for a reason people! If you've never seen a Marilyn movie, rent one! You will become addicted! I am! And as for the spaghetti westerns, I couldn't agree with you more-they are wonderful movies! Great blog Ivy! :)

    -- Posted by millertime on Fri, Jan 30, 2009, at 8:02 AM
  • Game, Set, Match Ivy!! No doubt a classic blog if you ask me. I grew up on old war and western movies via my Dad. Of course, I would complain when he and Mother would spend Sunday afternoons curled up the couch together watching old movies and I just thought they were "dumb". However, that all changed the first time I watched "It's Wonderful Life". I saw that movie before even "The Wizard of Oz" that just blew me away and also provided me a fear of tornado's. Lol.

    I would make a list, but they have all been covered except for "Tora! Tora! Tora!" and "The Bridge on the River Kwai". When those were on, my Dad always had a special spot right next to him with a bowl of popcorn and sometimes the extra special Snickers bar or two.

    I also dare to mention "The Ten Commandments" "Samson and Delilah" and "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane". Ahhh, Betty Davis!

    Spectacular blog Ivy!!

    -- Posted by karenmeister on Fri, Jan 30, 2009, at 10:10 AM
  • Some of my favorite movies: The Yearling (the original with Gregory Peck, my all-time favorite actor), Captain Newman, MD (also Gregory Peck); Leave Her to Heaven, Mildred Pierce, Queen Bee, Harriett Craig; To Sir, with Love; The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The Good Earth; and probably the newest one on this list: When Harry Met Sally....

    -- Posted by foxcollector on Fri, Jan 30, 2009, at 10:55 AM
  • Ben-Hur!!! I'm from Crawfordsville and I forgot it!!

    -- Posted by Kimberly_1984 on Fri, Jan 30, 2009, at 1:57 PM
  • Ivy, I think it is time for an intervention for that "fellow nameless co-worker". I am thinking popcorn and lots of in depth "research" for an article!!!

    -- Posted by RickS on Sun, Feb 1, 2009, at 6:35 PM
  • Hey I'm Ivy's lil sis...something she forgot to mention is that we have famous relatives...Don't know if any of you know the name of Tex Terry but he used to be in the old westerns with gene autry and many others. he was known as the black cowboy, ya know the one in the black hat..the bad boy of the westerns....growing up as kids we used to go to his house all the times and we were surrounded by old westerns. AS we grew older he begin having movie parties at his home just north of rosedale where he would host trick roping and wagon rides and big hog roasts and to end the evening was with an old black and white movied shown outside...they were awesome.. When he built his tavern in coxville, we were there all the time and I can say i got the honor of putting the last penny in his coin counter top...Ivy used to draw pictures for him all the don't let her fool you...we grew up on the oldies whether they were westerns or scarry terry movies....we spent many a nights watching that green faced goon...and just a note..we also had a mom who was fixated on Bruce Lee so we spent many weekends watching bruce lee movies and many were in was the whole would make a full spread of air popped popcorn and other junk food those were great days...and it's a tradition i carry on with my teens as well.... GREAT TOPIC...Love ya sis...thanks for the trip back to our childhood..

    -- Posted by cheeziette on Tue, Feb 3, 2009, at 10:56 PM
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