A must read – get your classic TV on!
Despite his dismissal of a filmmaking era I love, and have since childhood, I kept my cool. (I learned that from Cary Grant, who, by the way, knew how to rock a hat.) Opinions are subjective reflections of personal taste, I reminded myself. That explains why some people are Yankee fans, or Republicans.
Then I asked him, calmly, what he didn’t like about “old movies.”
“What you may think of as ‘dated’ other people consider ‘classic,’” I said.
“They’re boring, and the acting is terrible!” he added. “Katharine Hepburn is the worst. I can’t stand her.”
Funny thing: I have a picture of Katharine Hepburn from THE PHILADELPHIA STORY hanging in my apartment; I have no such picture of my Uncle Tommy, love…
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