My girlfriend watched her first foreign movie last night and cried. Good suggestion for a starter, Jill.
The Classic from Korea is one of the best and most romantic movies ever made. It was filmed in 2003. The story follows two couples, a mother's doomed romance in the past with a soldier, and her daughter's present day college romance. The mother had gone to America to work but left behind a box filled with old musty love letters from her dead soldier who had served in Vietnam with the American forces. Her daughter finds it, opens it and reads the letters, and we then go back in time to see her mother's romance develop, while at the same time mixing in scenes of her daughter's romance with a college drama student in the present day.
The big surprise is (SPOILER) that he happens to be the son of the dead soldier but we don't learn this until the second to last scene in the movie. So the romance that was doomed in the past can now take place in the future with their children. It is very touching. In fact Tiff said she would like to watch it again some day.
I wish they made more movies today like this one, and I wish there were more actresses like Ye Jin Son. She is a delight to watch. It's easy to see why she is Jill's favorite actress and her avatar.
We never got to hear what he was going to say about Churchill's daughter Mary.
He might have been getting a bit senile by this time but even a little bit senile Groucho is funnier than most comedians today.
I'm thankful for my own upbringing. My parents didn't go to dirty movies and they set a good example.
I just got your DVD for The Classic in the mail today, Jill. Thanks. Tiff said she will watch it with me Friday night so stay tuned. I'm very interested in what her reaction will be to her first foreign movie.
Sometimes it seems to me Korea has improved on Hollywood by leaps and bounds, but then there seems to be another group in that country who think the empty shell blockbusters are the way to go. I hope the tug of war over there ends up with the right side winning.
Anyone who watches the classics SHOULD be applauded. Whether it's classic American films or classic K-dramas it takes a special person who appreciates history and timeless, unforgettable story lines, to appreciate them.
"You read SUBTITLES? Why? You're not Korean!"
"You watch BLACK AND WHITE MOVIES? Why? Are you color blind so it doesn't matter?"
"You watch DEAD ACTORS ON A SCREEN? Why? You really ignore the live ones?"
"Bogart? Garbo? Stewart? Fonda? Monroe? Grant? Hepburn? Never heard of 'em."