Thursday films/Saturday films

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Late ‘70s/early ‘80s, pre-VHS era: Saturday morning black-and-white comedies, especially Laurel & Hardy and the Crosby/Hope movies. Then Saturday afternoons were classic scary movies — I especially remember the Karloff Frankenstein and The Black Cat. (My sister and I would cover the windows with blankets to make the room as dark and spooky as possible.)

Saturday night movies were usually big events of some kind, either a major Hollywood film or some made-for-TV spectacle. Lots of WWII action — The Great Escape, A Bridge Too Far, Guns of Navarone. There was the Richard Thomas “All’s Quiet on the Western Front.” One I remember loving that’s gone on to some cult status in the internet age was “The Bermuda Depths,” which despite the cheeseball title is a pretty good/weird Rankin/Bass production involving giant sea turtles.

A pair of glasses and a smile

Me and my brother used to say this about our dad... it was ironic.

I've left the box of soup near your shoes (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 19:31 (two months ago) link

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