NATIONAL CLASSIC MOVIE DAY!

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.”

So true!

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).

Gary Cooper,Grace Kelly.HIGH NOON

Gary Cooper,Grace Kelly.HIGH NOON

 

JOHNNY GUITAR.( Crawford running a saloon and deciding between Scott Brady and Sterling Hayden; and  Peggy Lee’s brilliant title song;

Joan Crawford. JOHNNY GUITAR

Joan Crawford. JOHNNY GUITAR

 

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.

Fred Astaire,Eleanor Powell..BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940

Fred Astaire,Eleanor Powell..BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940.

 

THE BAND WAGON ( Fred again, this time stepping out with Cyd Charisse, and a cavalcade of fabulous songs.)

Fred Astaire,Cyd Charisse.THE BAND WAGON.

Fred Astaire,Cyd Charisse.THE BAND WAGON.

 

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.)

Charles Boyer, Jean Arthur.HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT.

Charles Boyer, Jean Arthur.HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT.

 

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