I like that they aren't in your face with sex and violence... shrug.
I like current movies too but there is just something comforting about a good old black and white now and again.
We watched The Egg and I last night. Released in the 1940's - it's about a city couple who move out to the country. First of all so much of it rang true for me since we are city kids on a hobby farm and didn't know nuthin' bout nuthin' when we moved either... the colorful people you meet in the country who are completely lovable yet wacky. The hard work needed to make your place home... the cluelessness... and it wasn't over the top slap stick either. It was SUCH a good movie.
I loved that the dog in the movie - Sport - is an English Setter...
There were some odd things in it because of the time. The wife leaves to move back in with her Mom in the city, she's pregnant and her husband doesn't know. She comes back to him 9 mos later... "oh wait here... I have a surprise for you!" and in comes baby. Weird. (whatever, it's 1940's - babies apparently appeared out of thin air back then)
And in the beginning there is reference to the husband having served in the war.... he says something like "You know what I thought about while I was held up in my fox hole with bombs and shelling all around me? Raising chickens!" Seriously? Chickens? He thought of chickens?Of course there is no PTSD talk or any other emotional issues with having seen the horrors of war. (the beauty of the 1940's again)
If you can look past those odd quirks - this is a really fun movie. If you have NetFlix, go out and put it on your list. (also listed as "No Time for Love" starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray)
Let me know what you thought of it... I just loved it. Laughed out loud several times and Furry Husband was entertained as well...