Movies Came Out In (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia – Enjoyed as a teenager when I watched it originally. Watched it recently, and while my wife absolutely hates this film, I still enjoy it, but have to admit it’s a bit on the long side as a British officer tries to unite competing Arabs tribes to fight the Turks in WWI.
The Longest Day – Watched recently. The film shows D-day from Allied and German perspectives, but in my opinion it does not hold up well compared to more modern WWII films. A bit corny/cheesy, especially the dialogue and bravado.
The Music Man – Watched recently, had absolutely no idea that The Simpsons’s “Monorail” episode is basically based on this musical/film. Any Simpsons fan must watch this film, for that reason alone. The musical has some catchy tunes in it, but the plot (a band leader cons a small town) is pretty transparent. And like many musicals in this period, everyone just starts singing along, knows all the words, even though 1 minute earlier they had no knowledge of the subject matter.
Mutiny on the Bounty – Watched recently, and I enjoyed this version with Marlon Brando. The Hopkins/Gibson remake was pretty much like this version. Pretty good acting, scenery, special effects, etc… I enjoyed it and would recommend it to others. The plot for those unaware is: the crew of British naval ship mutinies against a pretty rigid captain on their way to Tahiti in the late 1700’s.
To Kill a Mockingbird – A classic, but not as good as the book, in my opinion. Watched quite a few times over the years, and pretty recently with my daughter, it holds up well. The plot is: a lawyer in the Deep South defends a black man who is wrongly accused of rape.
Ceremony Year (1963) – Movies Came Out In (1962)