So, today I sat down and watched White Christmas from start to finish. I haven't done this since forever.
Wow!! The ensemble cast of Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen were outstanding. The cinematography, choreography, music score, direction...
I can't think of any artist today that could match Danny Kaye's talent and versatility, or the excellence of Vera Ellen's dancing.
If you haven't watched in a while because it's on every Christmas, do yourself a favour and appreciate it for the gem that it is.
Watched Wonderful Life again recently. Cheesy as hell, but very much of its time, and therefore highly enjoyable. Incidentally, I'm one of those (allegedly) rare individuals who have never seen a Star Wars Movie. I was turned off by the hype from the first in 1977, though I've read enough about them down the years. Some of the vox pops from the audience coming out of the US premiere had me laughing too. One kid claimed it was like a religious experience.