Beaches (1988)

‘Be sure to keep in touch CC ok? ‘Sure, we’re friends aren’t we?’ Garry Marshall  directed this American comedy drama film about the friendship of two friends spanning over 35 years; CC Bloom (Bette Midler) and Hillary Whitney (Barbara Hersley). They first meet as children in 1958 (The Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik played… Continue reading Beaches (1988)

The Fox and the Hound (1981)

‘Copper, you’re my very best friend’ ‘And you’re mine too Tod’ We’ll always be best friends forever, won’t we? ‘Yeah, forever’ Ted Berman directed this Disney film about  orphaned fox Tod (Mickey Rooney) and a hound dog named Copper (Kurt Russell) who become unlikely friends but are separated by the social pressures around them. I… Continue reading The Fox and the Hound (1981)

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)

Great Expectations (1946)

I have come back Miss Havisham, i have come back, to let in the sunlight! The legendary  David Lean directs this British adaptation  of Charles Dickens’ novel of the same name. Having recently written a dissertation about the relationship between the two female characters Miss Havisham and Estella, I write this particular  blog post in… Continue reading Great Expectations (1946)

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)

The Notebook (2004)

Now, say you’re a bird  Nick Cassevets directs this romantic drama about poor boy Noah (Ryan Gosling) who falls for rich girl Ali Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) during the late 1930s. The film is based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. Ali’s parents do not approve of the match and the two separate amidst social differences.… Continue reading The Notebook (2004)