Sunday Afternoon Movie “Where the Boys Are.” (1960)

Here’s  the next in my Sunday Afternoon Movie series: Where the Boys Are (1960).  Some squeaky clean teens frolic in Fort Lauderdale on Spring Break.    One of the first movies to openly mention the possibility of  s-e-x between college kids.  I admit, I LOVE the fashion of this era; neat and sharp (if a little restrictive), the apex of mid-century style before everything went crazy a few years later. This was just four years before Beatlemania hit, I imagine it would have been much less coy had it been made just a few years later. But even in its innocence, it was a million times better than the awful 1984 remake (which glorified the college girls as trashy types).  There’s something sweet (if rarely realistic) about girls wanting to retain their virginity. And ironically, the star of the movie, Delores Hart, would enter a cloistered convent only a couple years after this movie, she’s a Mother Superior today.  (and please don’t believe all you read in these captions!) You can read my review here.   Note: I accidentally posted this twice before — it’s finished now!

Review for Local Cult Movie Festival

Hey Kids,

Last week I was tapped to write a local review for the inaugural Cult Film Festival at The Bundy Museum in Binghamton, NY. (my sister Nancy wasn’t available)  Thought you’d get a kick out of it, enjoy! -Therese

I might be asked to write more reviews – fine with me (and you get a free show out of it!)


New Feature: Retro Reel Gallery: Black Narcissus 1947

(note: I accidentally posted this a couple of times before it was ready)

Hey Kids, I’ve been meaning to do this for months; ever since I started writing reviews for classic movies on the great blog Basket of Kisses.  I’ll be posting galleries of stills I’ve collected from the movies I’ve reviewed.  I’m starting with the first movie review I wrote, Black Narcissus from 1947.   You can read my review here.   This picture had gorgeous and moody cinematography as you can see in this opening still;  The Mother Superior waits by a window in a scene reminiscent of a Vermeer:

And here is a slide show to whet your appetite, if you’re new to old movies, this is a great place to start!

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Next Time: “Where The Boys Are”