The Sound of Music (1965)

  Why I’m sixteen, what’s such a baby about that? Robert Wise directs this iconic musical based on the 1959 Broadway adaptation. Its one of those films that everyone has watched at least once, particularly at Christmas time. Maria (played by the amazing Julie Andrews) is a young woman training to be a nun in… Continue reading The Sound of Music (1965)

Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961)

‘I want to be me when I wake up and have breakfast at Tiffanys’ Blake Edwards directs this romantic comedy based on the book of the same name by Truman Capote.  Holly Golightly (played by the fabulous Audrey Hepburn), is the party girl (and often interpreted as ‘a call girl’ ) who moves into the… Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

‘Toto, i have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore’ Victor Fleming’s iconic musical produced by AGM tells the story of Kansas girl Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) who finds herself transported to the land of OZ by a twister. Her farm house lands in munchkin land where she is greeted by the inhabitants (munchkins) and… Continue reading The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Goodbye, Mr Chips (1939)

‘Goodbye Mr Chips, Goodbye’ Sam Wood directs this romantic drama about a British school teacher Mr Chipping or ‘Mr Chips’ (Robert Donat) who looks back on his career as a headmaster at eighty three years old, bed bound by a cold. He begins his career at 25 years old as a Latin teacher  at Brookwood… Continue reading Goodbye, Mr Chips (1939)

Its a Wonderful Life (1946)

  Look Daddy, Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings Franks Capra directs this sweet film about George Bailey (James Stewart) who wishes ‘he had never been born’ after severe money losses drive him to suicide. After several prayers made by the townspeople, an angel named Clarence (Henry Travers) is… Continue reading Its a Wonderful Life (1946)