It’s Wicked Wednesday, when we all weigh in on a topic.
Liz here, and I have to confess I’m totally caught up in the hype of the 30th anniversaries of The Breakfast Club and Back to the Future. Well, after I got over the idea that those movies are THAT OLD – sheesh. Seems like yesterday I was sitting on my parents’ living room floor watching Back to the Future on repeat….
Anyway, we’ve bought our tickets to see the remastered version of The Breakfast Club at the Garde Arts Center later this summer (so excited!). And it got me thinking to ask the rest of you Wickeds what movies make you feel especially nostalgic?
Edith: Sigh. Dr. Zhivago. I loved that movie and watched it many times.So dramatic, so bittersweet. That’s when I fell in love with Omar Sharif. Also, The Wizard of Oz, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, and Bridges of Madison County (okay, I know I’m a lowbrow, but I love that movie). Sorry, Liz, but I’ve never see either of your faves!
Jessie: Liz, I also loved The Breakfast Club and all its kin like Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles. But as for older movies I love now the list includes What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Pulp Fiction, Romancing the Stone, The Shipping News and You’ve Got Mail.
Sherry: Oh, Liz and Jessie your “old” movie choices are making me feel, well, old. Shenandoah with Jimmy Stewart is one of my all time favs. I must have been in second or third grade when I saw it at the drive-in with my friend’s family. I cry every time I watch it. Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire — the clothes in it are so fabulous it’s worth watching just for that. And I’ll watch almost any movie with either Doris Day or Cary Grant in it. Newer “old” movies include The Blues Brothers and Billy Elliot. I’ve never seen The Breakfast Club all the way through but loved Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink.
Edith: I also love The Blues Brothers and Billy Elliot, Sherry!
Julie: The nieces and I recently had a sleepover, and we watched the Indiana Jones movies. They remind me of summer. Most of my other “nostalgia” movies I remember because of the feeling they evoked. Key Largo, The Maltese Falcon, and Rear Window are also personal favorites. I’d love to see Jaws this summer…
Barb: Favorite old movies? The Philadelphia Story because Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart. The Solid Gold Cadillac, because Judy Holliday and Paul Douglas. I, too, love the John Hughes’ oeuvre, because those movies came out when my kids were infants and HBO was brand new and I spent many middle-of-the-nights watching them. Also, Four Weddings and a Funeral and When Harry Met Sally, both of which I have seen dozens of times.
Dear readers, what are your favorites?