Everyone who reads this blog knows just how much I love movies. Some friends of mine even call me “an old movie buff” and I have withstood the term until this week. This week I realized just how many old movies and old shows I watch during the day.
Thursday I watched The Three Stooges Meet Hercules and The Three Stooges Go Around The World In A Daze. The latter one caused me to chuckle and downright laugh a couple of times. I loved seeing the fashions of 1962 and ’63. I can remember a lot since I was two and a half years old, but fashion is not one of them.
I find the fashion of yesteryear more beautiful and somehow more functional than those of today. The men look so handsome and masculine and the women look feminine while their attitude shows just how strong they are. Yes, there were social problems back then. There are social problems today. And, most of the time, the good guys won. Only in the late Sixties were anti-heroes pushed forward in the movies and in the Seventies. They are reflections of the times. The people were more hopeless and the movie industry reflected this. True, not all movies during this time were sad and depressing, but a good number of them were.
Very little in today’s society is wonderful and positive. There are wars, Ebola, terrorist threats, radical Islāmic militants threatening the entire world, and people need to forget, for a little while, all of their troubles for a couple of hours and watch the good guys win. Movies are beginning to reflect this need, and I am glad to see the trend happen. The people need this and it is being reflected in ticket sales.
Another reflection I have noticed is fashion in soaps. There are a couple of soaps still on television and I love them even if I don’t watch them so much any more. Thursday I forgot and left the TV on after the afternoon news I did not watch and Days of Our Lives came on. It has been so long since I watched the show I really don’t know what is going on, and I enjoyed looking up from the computer every so often to see what was happening. As one of the female characters was getting ready to go out I noticed her style of dress had changed. She looked more elegant and her hair was different from a few years past. She looked good. This is when I started noticing how different the clothing style was on the show from what I see on the streets here in Lexington.
The style on the show was autumn friendly without being bulky. Seeing the beautiful clothes is when I decided I am going to watch this soap next week and begin working toward changing my wardrobe. It needs to be changed anyway because I haven’t bought any new clothes for a while. Sometimes TV is good for more than just wasting and passing time.