Throwback Thursday-Roman Holiday (1953)

As glamorous being a member of a royal family can seem like, it can also feel constricting.

In the 1953 film, Roman Holiday, Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) is a Princess on a tour of Europe. Her current stop is in Rome. She yearns to for an opportunity to be normal for once. Pretending to be sick, she sneaks away from her royal chaperones. Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck) is an American journalist who gives Ann the opportunity to be normal, while using their time together to get the ultimate scoop. They fall in love, but can they be together?

If there was a list of definitive and timeless romantic comedies, Roman Holiday would be high up on the list. Not only was it Audrey Hepburn’s film debut, but it is funny, charming and romantic without falling into the easy cliches of the genre.

I absolutely recommend it.


Throwback Thursday- To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

To Kill A Mockingbird is one of those books. Whether we read it in school or we read it independently, it is one of the most beloved books of recent memory.

It’s no surprise that it was made into a movie only two years after the book was published. Starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, the white lawyer defending Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of raping a white woman.

Harper Lee’s novel is perfect for the silver screen and made at the perfect time. A reflection of the turmoil and change that would soon affect America, it holds up as a respected classic that is as relevant today as it was in 1962.

I recommend it.

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