Saturday, February 09, 2008

Films for boys and their dads

Last night, while Angie was watching NASCAR stuff on TV and working on the computer, I watched a wonderful Alfred Hitchcock film with Edison.

The 39 Steps is a delightful mystery / romantic comedy. It, I think, is my favorite movie of all time. There are others that are good (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Blues Brothers, The Mission, Raising Arizona, etc), but I do enjoy this one very much.

We watched a public domain copy of it. The sound was a bit uneven and the print a bit faded here and there. A friend of mine is borrowing my Criterion Collection copy.

I won't try to review the movie or even give a plot synopsis. More info can be found at this DVD review, or at the IMDB entry.

Edison liked it. It must be good.

I'd recommend to go and rent or buy a copy, settle back for a time and enjoy.

p.s. - the title of this post doesn't quite make sense, in that it implies that there is more than one film that I'd recommend for "boys and their dads." Let's call this a start to a (very) short series of posts.


Steve said...

Walmart will occasionally have this available, either stand-alone or in a Hitchcock collection.

Another movie I'd recommend would be Princess Bride. It's not a chick flick, and has many scenes (fighting and humor) that appeal to boys and dads.

I'd add (for appropriately-aged boys - 12 or 12 on up) Rendezvous. The 1976 car film, not the many others of the same name. Exciting, and real.

Angie said...

prepositions, my dear. prepositions.

I worked "ON" the computer. : )

also, I tagged you on my blog for a little quiz about books. since you've always got one or sixteen laying around, I figured you'd enjoy this.

Steve said...

Working the computer, working the crowd - same diff.

MamaChef's Ramblings said...

I agree with Steve about Princess Bride! GREAT movie, and Jeff finds great amusement in it also!

~Ann (Tolbert)