Before Ben entered my life, my classic film collection consisted of The Breakfast Club, Footloose, Girls Just Want to Have Fun and Flashdance. Then here he comes, mister-I-did-Film-Studies-as-an-A-level. Ben was/is a self-admitted movie snob, so he had seen a wide-variety of classics and foreign films to my main-stream, happy ending fare.

During the Christmas vacation, Ben and I consulted AFI’s Top 100 Movies to select a few features to enjoy. 

We screened eight and below is my visual ranking of my top choices.                                           

Did you know? Christopher Plummer did not do his own singing in The Sound of Music, neither did Nathalie Wood in West Side Story. 

Marilyn Monroe was originally cast as the lead in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, can you imagine?

In Singin’ in the Rain, the rain consisted of a mixture of water and milk so it would show up better on film.

This will come as no surprise to anyone, but I also realized I will never be as graceful as Audrey Hepburn!

What are your favourite classic films?

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