Hello there! I’m Breanna. I talk about movies a lot. So much that I created a place specifically to talk about movies. Thanks for stopping by.
I figured a first post should give readers an indication of what will be happening around these parts, so here’s a quick introduction and my top five films of all time. I’ll give it to you Twitter-bio-style.
Breanna. 23. Film student. Goth trash. Comic book enthusiast. Mostly speaks in three-syllable sentences.
Cool, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, here are my Top Five favorite films of all time! These might be a little more insightful than my About page and are in no particular order.
- Rear Window (1954) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
In Rear Window you are brought into the world from the view of one man’s apartment window. James Stewart is a wheelchair-bound photographer who believes he witnessed the murder of one of his neighbors. The entire movie takes place from this one apartment, and yet you get to know the entire neighborhood, and with a snarky attitude that only James Stewart could provide. This is one of the most thrilling films that I’ve ever seen and my first recommendation for anyone that wants to watch something witty and suspenseful.
- Jaws (1975) Directed by Steven Spielberg
A giant shark and Richard Dreyfus, what more could a girl ask for in a movie? I can (and have) watched Jaws over and over again; there are week-long periods where this is the only film that I watch. Despite problems filming on the water and the mechanical sharks breaking down quite frequently, Spielberg and crew made one of the greatest dramas of all time.
- A Hard Day’s Night (1964) Directed by Richard Lester
The first of The Beatles’ movies, A Hard Day’s Night was filmed at the height of Beatlemania, and is an exceptional comedy, and inspired many band-centric TV shows and movies. It’s a very Marx-brothers inspired comedy following the band’s antics as they prepare for a television special they are performing in.
- A Night at The Opera (1935) Directed by Sam Wood
I came across this Marx Brothers movie, along with Duck Soup (1933) when I started watching AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies list, and this is my favorite out of the two. For a movie from the 30’s, quite a few of the jokes still hit. Particularly the “Party of the First Part” or “Contract” scene, and the “Hiding the Beds” scene.
- The Philadelphia Story (1940) Directed by George Cukor
This is my favorite type of rom-com. Sincerely funny, not rushed, and Katharine Hepburn is in it. Katharine Hepburn (aka the Light of My Life) is Tracy Lord, a socialite, who is engaged to be married. A reporter that’s hell bent on covering her wedding comes to call, AND her ex-husband shows up, hilarity ensues.
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