I am never good at these things (about me) so please just bare with me. My name is Nikita, but many call me Kita (hence my name on the forums). I am an almost thirty year old married woman who moves place to place with her husband due to his job (he serves in the Navy). When my husband and I got married I told him I wanted to be a stay at home wife, unless we needed me to work. He accepted my choice and so that is what I do, stay at home. Well, okay, not really, I volunteer and get involved in things such like Friends of Fort Griswold, FRG (a readiness group for families of particular bases or boats in the Navy), and groups that are part of my faith (Dominican Laity, Daughters of Isabella). I also am a lover books (prose, poems, comics), history (American is my favorite), music (too many genres, but to name a few: Kpop, Classical, Movie Soundtracks, Musicals, Country, Big Band, Bluegrass, and more).
I have always been a lover of classic movies, blame most of my love on my paternal family. My dad would watch Gone with the Wind almost religiously (he has read the book so many times he quotes it) and 1776. His mother (my grandmother) would watch Sound of Music, Wizard of Oz, The Greatest Story Ever Told. I would watch the movies with them and I enjoyed them. As I got older and we had cable I learned of TCM and watched movies on the channel. One of the greatest gifts about cable was I could watch TCM. When I was in sixth grade or so I learned about my maternal great-grandfather's love for the Duke and I wanted to know why. I began watching his movies with a passion and I became a fan of Duke's.
I think why I love classic movies is I have always been a lover of history (mainly American History) and old things. Movies to me yes, can be a matter of interpretations but are a time capsule of some sense of history. I also felt as I try to watch more recent movies I sense a lack in story telling and somewhat flesh out characters as I had become accustomed to in classic movies. My husband will tell anyone I will go for a classic movie if given a choice what to watch.
You are probably wondered what do I consider classic, right? Well for me it is 1920s-1960s, there are some exemptions like 1776 and The Shootist. Classics change as the time moves forward, I know many would say classics are 1920s-1980s, but 1980s feel still recent for me. I do not have favorite genres, probably because I tend to like too many genres and tend to never gravitate towards any one particular. I will say I am not the biggest fan of gore horror, but I will watch thrillers if they have a good plot and are not just to make you scared.
Do I have a favorite movie? Honestly, no I do not. I wish I did because if I did I would have a better time answering questionnaires easily than sit in front of a screen thinking for minutes (or sometimes hours) on how to answer said question. Do I have favorite actors and actresses? Yes, I do. Just a sample: John "Duke" Wayne, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, James Stewart, William Powell, David Niven, Errol Flynn, Ginger Rogers, Carole Lombard, Maureen O'Hara, Judy Garland, Myrna Loy, Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, William Daniels, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Robert Montgomery, and so many more. Hence why I do not have a favorite genre with the amount of actors and actresses I love who perform in multiple different genres.
Well there you have it, a small but long "about me". I hope to chit-chat with those who love classic movies as much as I do.