Thursday, October 29, 2009

Favorite Movies ~ Harold & Maude

Last night I was up late working on my art projects for the holiday shows I am participating in ~ as luck would have it, TCM was running Harold and Maude ~ one of my favorite movies ~ so staying up late was much more pleasurable!

I don't remember when I saw it for the first time, but I know it wasn't in 1971 when it was released ~ probably wasn't a blockbuster at the time ~ now, it is a cult classic. In it's own odd way, I find Harold & Maude to be an uplifting film, despite the black humor, the characters' obsession with death and the unique love affair between a young boy and an elderly woman. Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort are a delight to watch - along with many of the other quirky characters like Harold's mother and the string of blind dates she arranges for her son in a desperate attempt to set him on the right path. If you haven't seen it, try it, you'll like it ~ according to the AFI's 100 Funniest Movies, Harold & Maude is #45 ~ for a sneak peek, click below....



1 comment:

Little Brown Sparrow said...

Without a doubt one of my favourite movies ever. I really need to get another copy- my VHS tape is worn to the bone!