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OMG, someone wrote a J2 version of Pillow Talk

This is one of my BIG childhood movies. And I just pictured Jared and Jensen in the Hudson/Day parts and giggled like mad. And of course it has "the apartment". *g*

I also feel very, very old. :-p But the matter of fact is, those old screwball comedies, even after 20 years, are still funny to me and much moreso than many modern comedy movies can ever hope to be.
Is it the rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia or did they really make better movies back then?

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ravenhawk7
Jul. 18th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
lol nope they definitely did make better movies back then! :P xx
astri13
Jul. 19th, 2007 06:05 am (UTC)
I was afraid so. :) God that makes me feel so old, I`m turning in one of those people who goes on and on about how everything used to be better in my youth. *g*
ravenhawk7
Jul. 19th, 2007 11:37 am (UTC)
lol awww don't because im only 19 and i think that already! :P

half of the movies hitting the cinemas bar a few such as POTC & a few comedies i've seen, everything is just repeats of old films, its like no one has anything new to add? xx
andromakhe001
Jul. 18th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
I think it's a little bit of both. I can see alot of stuff I like about movies today(not every movie but the good ones). I think the good acting is as good as it's been. Alot of the older acting techniques seemed very mannered and stagey which sometimes has the effect of reminding me I'm watching a movie. That being said, movies were alot more varied. Sure plenty of them had formulas but they seemed to have more formulas to choose from. :) I think the actors who got 'big' were more likely to deserve it back then though. There are some actors who seem to be 'huge' nowadays who frankly really kind of suck. :)
astri13
Jul. 19th, 2007 05:57 am (UTC)
I think the actors who got 'big' were more likely to deserve it back then though. There are some actors who seem to be 'huge' nowadays who frankly really kind of suck. :)

That`s certainly true. I also feel the term "star" has lost its true meaning. Now everyone who got his five minutes of fame is already called a "star."

I think what I miss about these old movies is a certain charm they had. It might look naive and simplistic nowadays but it was also enchanting. There are modern movies I love but very few of them manage to recapture that magic. Grantedly I have turned a lot more cynical too. :)
andromakhe001
Jul. 19th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
That's really true. Not just the movies themselves but the actors too. Like you said, there was a real 'star quality' back then which is just kind of missing today. There aren't too many actors who capture that quality.

legoline
Jul. 19th, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
*hums* Pillow Talk, PIlloooow Taaalk...

You know, when I got my own room PIllow Talk was the first movie I watched up here :-)
astri13
Jul. 19th, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
I just love the moment he comes into his new apartment. Teehee.
aizjanika
Jul. 19th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
Hee! I saw that, but I didn't read it.

I love all those old screwball comedies, too. Heck, I loved the "Let's put on a show!" movies with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. *g*

I do think movies were better back then. Not everything was better about them, but I loved movies that had a real story and some substance--even the silly movies. Now movies are all about the Big Moment or the Big Joke and people don't even seem to notice that things don't make sense half the time.
aizjanika
Jul. 19th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
Or maybe it's just me. *g* Maybe they just don't make sense to me. *g*
astri13
Jul. 19th, 2007 06:04 am (UTC)
It`s not you. Good storytelling often has to make way for effects or "stars".

I mean, I even liked the Star Wars Prequels but nowhere did they recapture the charm of the old movies. Didn`t bother me back then that you only saw three aliens and a blurry planet but the characters could be cute and witty with each other and the story didn`t try to be more than a fairytale good vs. evil.

Now my eyes can feast on the crystal clear planet with millions of little things going on in the background. Doesn`t exactly help me stomach the dialogue.
aizjanika
Jul. 19th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Good storytelling often has to make way for effects or "stars".

That's exactly what I meant. *g* It can get in the way of a good movie.
astri13
Jul. 19th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)
I love all those old screwball comedies, too.

Me too. They were very simple in their humour but I think that worked - and ages - well. A modern comedy has all these elaborate set-ups for jokes and it can seem so artificial, it takes out half the fun.
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