Friday, December 28, 2012

A Night At the Movies

I simply adore classic movies, and the other night 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' showed up in a list of recommended titles I might enjoy. Though I'd seen it before many years ago, I decided to hit play and see if it was intriguing enough to watch again.


Within minutes the answer was yes. First of all, any movie set in from San Francisco has my interest, as I loved living in that city for several years and enjoy the opportunity to visit some of my favorite streets. Second, talk about a wonderful cast and a favorite character just had to be the priest who has some memorable and insightful lines. And as a side treat, there is a good collection of retro fashion and a glimpse into another era of interior design. Finally, while perhaps this material of racial relationships is dated...is it, completely? 


And something I missed from the first viewing, many of the conversations explore what hopes and expectations each set of parents have for their children; some poignant and timeless stuff there! So, upon this second viewing, thumbs up from me.

6 comments :

  1. Might have to check it out. Have been under the weather for over four days and could use some fun movies. Thank you.

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  2. It has been many years since I have watched this movie but I am sure the conversations are the same today..many times while speaking to my kids I have a flashback to my parents doing the same with me. Speaking of classics - my kids received a few old classics for Christmas - Top Hat, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Hitchcock, and so on. They are excited and so am I. Hope you had a good holiday!

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  3. I am with you! I love this movie, such a great story and acting. Now, I want to see it again too,
    Kathysue

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  4. Great movie. I also haven't seen it in a while. Little did I know when I first saw it that I would one day be in an interracial marriage. While it is not quite the norm and we still get second looks sometimes, I think overall things are a lot better than they were back when. We're having a great time. :)

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  5. PS> If you ever get a chance to catch Oprah's Master Class Episode with Sidney Poitier, I would highly recommend it. What an amazing story he has to tell.

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