What a great idea! In 2015, the blog, http://www.classicfilmtvcafe.com inaugurated the National Classic Movie Day – May 16 being the day all classic movie lovers should join together in our common love for classic film.
This year, on May 16 over 40 bloggers will be participating in “The Five Movies on an Island” Blogathon, hosted by ClassicFilmTvCafe.
You’re stranded on a desert island with a projector and five films. Which ones would you choose?
I did an earlier post,choosing five favorite films I can watch anytime, but I’d love to hear what you would view.
And I look forward to checking out all the Blogathon entries too.
One of my favorite bloggers,Cinemaven (http://www.cinemavensessaysfromthecouch.wordpress.com) has commented last year,
“… pretty much every day is a classic movie day.”
And,oh well, I can’t resist picking another five for that desert island. Two musicals, two westerns and a melodrama.
HIGH NOON.(Gary Cooper at his loneliest, and that final scene when he takes off his badge and throws it on the ground).
JOHNNY GUITAR.( Crawford running a saloon and deciding between Scott Brady and Sterling Hayden; and Peggy Lee’s brilliant title song;
BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940. ( I’d forget where I was when Fred and Eleanor Begin the Beguine. I’d just play it over and over.
THE BAND WAGON ( Fred again, this time stepping out with Cyd Charisse, and a cavalcade of fabulous songs.)
HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT. ( Jean Arthur as we hardly ever see her, in a drama , as a wife of an obsessive husband. She falls for Charles Boyer and who can blame her.)