DEDICATED TO MY DAD 1936-2008
I have a great love of British and American of the 1940’s.
I got this from my Dad, who like me found great comfort in those movies, even many were very dark.
I remember sitting watching film noirs, loving that all the characters were not to be trusted. I love the edge in those films, edge of betrayal, edge of treachery and strong edge of suppressed sex spilling over.
I love Powell and Pressburger movies. I love the surreal, the moving speeches about the rise of Fascism, the sense that a love of the arts helps give a human heart, the sheer beauty in their films.
I can Judy Garland in her 40’s films until the day I died. I always know joy as I watch “Meet Me in St Louis”. Judy Garland was at her peak then, and why not remember her that way.
I love the American satire of the 40’s, “To Be Or Not To Be” is outstanding.
This just a short interlude as I have through so heavy stuff recently.
If you to name some British or American films of the 40’s you had love, that would very cool.