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When I was a little girl, I watched all old movies. My mother liked old movies, and she loved shopping for antiques, so I was around old things all the time.
Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
I like old movies, screwball comedies, vintage clothes, and basically I’m an old-fashioned gal.
I watch television all the time, mostly PBS and old movies like ‘The Quiet Man,’ my favorite Wayne movie. It’s marvelous. I just loved the man and still do.
I’ve always had a thing for old movies, old Hollywood. I’ve always just loved watching Marilyn Monroe and Greta Garbo. In all of those old movies from the ’40s and ’50s, women put themselves together so well, with a little bit of drama and elegance. That was fascinating to me growing up.
I’d watch old movies with Judy Garland, Shirley Temple and Bette Davis and long to be part of that glamorous world. A lot of that glamour is gone now. In my own small way, I hope I’m bringing some of it back. But it would be great if I could inspire women to dress up.
I loved old movies as a kid, so I always watched old movies.
I love watching old movies, and I read a lot of autobiographies.
Somehow I got a hold of an address for Vonnegut shortly after making the Marx Brothers film. Vonnegut wrote back, saying that he had seen the Marx brothers film and loved it. That became the foundation of our friendship: old movies and comedies.
My dad had a commercial film company, so he had a videotape player before anyone. So he got Mel Brooks movies or Citizen Kane or some classic old movies. And every summer the revival house in Evanston would show the great films from the ’50s and ’60s and ’70s.
My retirement is both voluntary and involuntary. One reason, and this is voluntary, is the impact of television. All old movies are turning up on television, and frankly, making pictures doesn’t interest me anymore. Another reason is that the film industry is in a declining state.
You know when you watch old movies, it’s always the small parts you remember, the character actors who come in like a breath of fresh air.
I grew up in this tiny town in Rhode Island, and we didn’t have cable. We had three TV stations, and one of them would play old movies. That’s what I would watch, and I always wanted to be, like, Myrna Loy in ‘The Thin Man.’
I love old movies. The ’40s theatre pace is fantastic.
I watched a lot of old movies, and a lot of Carol Burnett and Andy Kaufman.
I watch a lot of movies, I watch a lot of old movies, I watch a lot of great performances, and I watch a lot of great directors.
When I was a kid I was much happier watching old movies than kids’ TV, and I ended up watching all the old Ealing comedies.
I love watching the old movies. I love Katharine Hepburn. I just adore her and everything that she stood for. I find it interesting watching the likes of Gene Tierney and those classic movies of the ’40s.
I spent my entire youth in front of a TV watching old movies, and as soon as I was able to get a subway pass, when I was 14, I joined the Museum of Modern Art and was there all weekend watching old movies.
I enjoy the old-fashioned idea of, like, ‘His Girl Friday’ and ‘Bringing Up Baby’, those old movies.
Growing up as a kid in Detroit, way back, there was a movie station that would show old kinescope reproductions of old movies, and I remember seeing Bela Lugosi for the first time and being duly frightened out of my wits.
That’s what I love about those old movies – the music is like a constant companion. Even in scenes that aren’t particularly dramatic, like a woman checking her watch, you hear the music as a comment on that action.
I don’t revisit anything unless there’s a really good occasion, like BAM screened ‘This Is My Life’, with Lena Dunham and Nora Ephron before she died. It also screened ‘Uncle Buck’, so I took my niece. I don’t have a TV, so I don’t happen upon old movies like you would if you had cable.
There are certain sounds that have a loaded past. Like the sound of a harp, if you go back to old movies, represents a dream sequence; it transports you there.
When I see old movies with women in floor-length dressing gowns, or when they’re going to the store and they’ve got a pillbox hat with a net over the eyes and white gloves, I’m offended that I can’t go to the store like that.
In old movies, the cinematography is a thousand times better than anything today. Writing, a thousand times better.
I just think old old movies, they make you concentrate and pay attention so much more. They feel so warm. A lot of modern digital videotape, it’s just too bright. Don’t know why, it’s not warm.
When I was a little girl, I watched old movies maybe shot at Paramount Studios, and the fact that every day I get to drive onto the lot and shoot a show that sometimes takes place in the ’40s, it’s very interesting.
I started getting interested in the craft and watching old movies, and they’re the ones that reach out to me the most – films like ‘Cool Hand Luke’ and ‘On the Waterfront.’ So I start watching all of these, and I was getting educated, and I started being interested in this acting thing, if that’s what they call it.
I watched a lot of old movies. Clint Eastwood movies, a lot of John Wayne films, a lot of movies that celebrated the region of where I lived.
My mom brought me up on old Hollywood. I had been living in Los Angeles, respecting old movies and growing up with people that were icons that I got to speak to.
My parents used to rent old movies – my whole childhood is in black and white – and it was my dream to make films.
Scorsese would talk to me about this movie ‘The Heiress’ with Olivia de Havilland. We were talking about this scene in it, and suddenly we were rolling. It was very intentional, and I didn’t realize – because we talk old movies all the time.
People feel the worst film I made was ‘Jack.’ But to this day, when I get checks from old movies I’ve made, ‘Jack’ is one of the biggest ones. No one knows that. If people hate the movie, they hate the movie. I just wanted to work with Robin Williams.
I’m not into replicating old movies. But one should never say never. Tomorrow I may feel like making a part 2 of some of my movies.