Classic Movies Are Food For the Soul

source: MGM’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

When I first got into classic films 5 years ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long) I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

Naturally, like any bratty, snotty-nosed teenager, I turned my nose up at those “black and white snoozefests.” It wasn’t until I took a mandatory ‘Cinema Appreciation’ class that I started to *ahem* ‘appreciate’ classic films.

A couple weeks, I began to watch to The Asphalt Jungle. About halfway through, I got unbearably tired and I just had to go to bed.

The next morning I check the TCM on demand (the app is truly God-sent, I highly recommend you download it) to see if the film was still there, lo and behold, it had an expiration date.


I have to admit, I was pretty disappointed, but then I realized the movie served its purpose.

The Asphalt Jungle 2
source: MGM

At the time, circumstances in my life were pretty overwhelming. My college courses weren’t going to plan, the weather down here was dire, and I was struggling with life in general.

That hour of The Asphalt Jungle immediately put me in a better mood. I may not have finished it, but the film took my mind off of my current problems.

This show the power of classic films, I may not have finished it, but it gave me pleasure in another way – emotionally.

And for that, I thank them.

6 thoughts on “Classic Movies Are Food For the Soul

  1. Yep I’m kind of obsessed too. Can’t get enough 🙂 I haven’t seen The Asphalt Jungle myself yet though it is on my list to watch. Thanks for the tip on the TCM on demand. I’m of to investigate. Keep enjoy the classics Alex. All the best… Mikey

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  2. They sure are food for the soul, Alex. There is something special about Classic Era Cinema in general that I think is lacking from modern films.

    I can’t get enough of the classics, and I take comfort in the fact that although the era is long over, there are still so many classics out there that I have yet to see; so in a way it’s like the classic era isn’t really over (hope that makes sense).

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