Hello, and welcome to True Classics (formerly The ABCs of Classic Film)! We are Brandie, Carrie, Nikki, and Sarah, classic movie buffs and bloggers extraordinaire (if we do say so ourselves). We are also all huge fans of Turner Classic Movies, which is hands down the best cable channel ever crafted by the television Powers That Be. Recognize, and bow down. On a side note, Brandie also has a rather unhealthy crush on TCM’s erstwhile host, Robert Osborne (Brandie: “He. Is. A. GOD.”), so things might get a little uncomfortable on occasion.
This blog is a place for us to delve into all facets of classic movie culture … our opinions, our raves, and our complaints. We celebrate our favorites, ridicule our not-so-favorites, and lavish praise and admiration on Cary Grant at every opportunity. Oh, Cary. How we love thee.
Some general notes for things you may see on our site:
- SPOILER ALERT: Some of the reviews on this site may include details about the ending of the films discussed.
- We occasionally use a rating system (measured by clapboards) to rank our favorite films, so if you see something labeled a “3-star,” “4-star,” or “5-star” film, know that it’s among our favorites!
- We feature several ongoing series (with the requisite cutesy names) dedicated to examining our favorite stars, roles, movies, and genres. Among them:
Maudlin Mondays: The tearjerkers, the weepies, and the five-hankie flicks–all the films that make you cry so good. Otherwise known as Sarah’s playground.
Therapy Thursdays: Psychoanalyzing some of the oddest characters from the classic Hollywood menagerie. Otherwise known as Carrie’s playground.
Feminist Fridays: Because who doesn’t enjoy indulging in some third-wave nostalgic analytical goodness? Otherwise known as Brandie’s playground.
Saturday Morning Cartoons: Animation rocks, and we’ll tell you why these feature-length films and cartoon shorts are the best of the best. Otherwise known as Nikki’s playground.
All we can offer is our heartfelt love of classic film, and we hope you will feel free to share your favorites and your opinions, too!