I saw Alfred Hitchcock’s move “North by Northwest,” and I, like Rick, have never liked old movies. I have tried to watch older movies and I can never get into them. I feel like they don’t have much of a plot or nothing exciting happens throughout the hour or more of movie time. Surprisingly, I liked “North by Northwest.”
I found it to be one of the more interesting older movies that I have seen and I actually enjoyed watching it. Seeing it in the campus theatre was also fun since I haven’t been since it was renovated recently.
I feel like I am not really used to watching older movies at all and the movies we have now are very different from what they were 50 years ago. I think I am accustomed to seeing so many exciting things happen in a movie nowadays that when I try to watch something that was created in the 50’s or so, I can’t get into it since it is more, relatively, boring. Maybe being accustomed to seeing 6 things blow up in one hour or crazy, unreal movie scenes has made it more difficult for me to be able to appreciate the movies made way back when.
I do love the movies we have today and I love how exciting and adventurous and interesting they can be, but I do wish I was able to appreciate those made in the past. After seeing “North by Northwest” I can see myself maybe trying to watch some of the oldies but goodies movies that I have always been a bit iffy about seeing. Hopefully, one day, I’ll be able to appreciate all great movies made, no matter what year they were created or how long ago they came out.
- Best of Alfred Hitchcock (popculturetales.com)
- Nostalgia, NPR and NORTH BY NORTHWEST! (ghostradio.wordpress.com)
- Happy Birthday Alfred Hitchcock (swampofboredom.com)
- Alfred Hitchcock’s legacy lingers in these 5 spots (sfgate.com)