I finally took pity on the poor girl and asked.
"Well, what about Gone With The Wind?"
Which she instantly perked up to. She said she felt like she could totally relate to Sara O'Hara. I didn't have the heart to tell her that, (1) not only was her name Scarlett O'Hara, but (2) Scarlett was completely and unabashedly racist. The irony of having that conversation with "Katherine" who is--er a few shades lighter than me, was too great to miss.
More to the point, when I say I love the classics, I mean it. People sometimes jokingly tell me I was born in the wrong era. They're probably right. I've decided to put together a list of my absolute favorite classics that I highly recommend all ladies in their 20's should see.
1). An Imitation of Life
No matter how many times I watch it, I still cry at the end
Back in the time when the "good guy" got the girl
3. It's a Wonderful Life
I would marry James Stewart. You know, if he weren't dead...
4. It Happened One Night
This movie jump started my love for journalism.
5. The Philadelphia Story
James and Cary = major charm alert
6. Singing in the Rain
The movies that jump started my love for classics
One of my favorites by Hitchcock. Has a really great twist.
8. The Birds
Another great Hitchcock film
9. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
I've never been one to call a man beautiful, but Sidney Poitier is beautiful inside and out.
And last but not least,
10. The Shop Around the Corner
Mr. Stewart at his finest
There are a ton of other classics that I'm madly in love with. Maybe I'll do another list in a while. If you've never watched any of these, please give at least one a try. After all what's better then snuggling up on the couch with your sweetie, glass of wine in hand while the sweet sounds of La Vie La Rose filter through the air?