Film: I Heart Classic Cinema!

Today my shiny new BFI membership arrived in the post! I’ve been meaning to sign up for this for a really long time, and I’ve finally got around to it. The reason I wanted to join is because I am a huge cinema fan. I know that’s such a cliche – it’s one of those things everyone says isn’t it?
“Cinema, music and exercise.”
I like to think that go slightly beyond the average Orange Wednesday goer. I studied Film Studies at A Level which opened me up to a huge variety of cinema that I may not have approached before, and I’ve had a subscription to Total Film for many years. I love nothing better than scrutinising a film and discussing it over a glass of vino or even just on the bus home. Saying that, I have been known to go to the cinema alone if I’m desperate to watch something that no-one else has an interest in; I specifically remember going to see Capote and then calling everyone I could think of to implore them to go and see it!

Anyway, a BFI membership allows you to go to special preview screenings of new films and (more excitingly I think!) you can go and see old classics on the big screen. I’m already planning to go to screenings of Singin’ in the Rain and It’s a Wonderful Life (nearer to Christmas of course!). So in homage to the classics, here’s a list of some of my favourite older films. Check them out and let me know what you think!

My favourite film of all time!

An adorable comedy

A film about cross dressing well before
 Rocky Horror!

The original is much better than the awful
Lindsay Lohan remake!

The original. Amazing.

What are your favourite classic movies?