Not only am I reading a lot, but I’ve also decided to spend a week streaming one classical movie a day. Not classical earth shattering movies. I mean those sorts of movies you watched, after school, on Dialing for Dollars. There was something innocent about that time and I want to capture that again. There was also something corny about that time. And sometimes something daring. Romance movies from the 40’s through mid-60’s. The stuff dreams were made of.
Tonight I watched Three Coins in the Fountain (intro song sung by Frank Sinatra!) starring Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Rossano Brazzi, and Maggie McNamara. I am still totally in love with Rossano Brazzi. This movie has a fairly simple flow: three young women working in Rome hoping/wishing to get married. Lovely fountain scenes and dramatic music and even a runaway ancient pick-up truck. As if 1954 (the year the movie was made) isn’t ancient enough. Heck! I was already three.
Maybe, since I’m still so in love with Rossano Brazzi, tomorrow I’ll watch South Pacific. Oh! A classic musical!
Something’s bubbling inside me and it asked for some classical movies. That’s the only explanation I have.