This list stretches back to the late 70s, so it’s showing my age! I remember seeing my first films in the Odeon (?) cinema in Lewisham (South East London) when I was around 7 or 8 years old. Those cinemas are now long gone but my memories aren’t. I miss the days of truly great cinema and the anticipation building up to the films release.
Discovering the truly great classics, like Gone With The Wind, brought tears to my eyes (no, not through boredom!) and warmth to my heart for an epic journey through the archives.
I have a somewhat eclectic taste and a love for Alfred Hitchcock. Unfortunately, being a fan of Stephen Kiing, a lot of his films are not given justic in celluloid but The Shining is one of THE horror movies of all time. Horror movies for me have lost their way in this country and so I lean more toward the Japanese-based horror films, some of which are remade and butchered (pardon the pun!) by the looking-for-a-fast-buck Hollywood moguls. Talking of which: don’t even get me started with A Nightmare On Elm Street! How can you remake such a classic? Robert Englund IS Freddie Kruger – period.
Anyway, enough of my ramblings… Hope you enjoy the list.Read less