These are the movies that I highly recommend if you are into classics, fashion, glamour, and romance. These movies are classics in a sense that although the clothing, technology, and everyday items are out of date, they still have a resonance in the present. The characters are just as relatable and their lives aren’t nearly as different as ours. As a person who is interested in clothing of the past I love to look at all the ensembles. The men wore the best, well-tailored Italian suits, women wore feminine dresses and skirts that flowed when they walked. I chose these movies because of their iconic status and influence on the fashion industry. Till this day most of these movies still have a hold on the fashion industry and I believe they will in the future.
One of the movies I have a special bond with is Dr. Zhivago (1965). I can still remember where I was when I watched it and who I was with. I thought the movie was magical especially the most iconic part of the movie where Lara and Yuri enter their frozen house getaway. Everything was frozen, a fresh bed of snow in the living room, iced hallways, and icicles hanging from the ceiling. I also thought that Lara, played by Julie Christie, was beautiful and looked like a Russian princess. What also makes that movie so special to me is that a few days later I went to a thrift shop and I found an old jewelry box and you guessed it, it played the Dr. Zhivago theme. When I found it I thought it was a sign and that that special jewelry box was meant to be with me and to this day it is still on my desk at home, still able to play that beautiful melody.
These are the movies that have left influences and special memories in my life and in watching these I hope you will love them as much as I do. I recommend watching these with someone you love because it makes them so much more special especially when you watch black and white movies.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
Anna Karenina (2012)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Dr. Zhivago (1965)