Everything I learned I learned from the movies.Audrey Hepburn
Tab is a pop culture junkie, film nerd, and amateur astronomer. She’s married with three awesome kitties (Sullivan, Darby, & Zed) and she works in IT. When she’s not working, she’s usually watching movies or cross stitching, or sometimes both! She also co-hosts The Girls in the Back Row horrorcast, a part of the Fangoria podcast network.
First Film – Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (1959)
First Memory of Going to the Movie Theater – In 1989, Disney released The Little Mermaid, in what would become a new golden age for the company’s animated features. I loved Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales, so I was already familiar with the story and couldn’t wait to see the movie. My mom decided to take me to see it in the theater. This was a big deal, because I had only ever seen films at home or at the drive-in. I got dressed up for the occasion, wearing my favorite red patent leather shoes. I loved the movie, but I was also enthralled with the entire experience – sitting in a darkened room with others and watching the movie on an impossibly large screen made it feel like we were inside the film. The smell of movie theater popcorn still reminds me of that experience. After the movie was over, I walked down the narrow aisle between the rows of seats and touched the red curtain that covered the screen. I was hooked from that moment on!
Films (As a Kid) – The Sword in the Stone (1963), Disney’s Robin Hood (1973), and Labyrinth (1986)
Films (Now) – The Thing (1982), Rear Window (1954), and The Devil’s Backbone (2001)
Classic Films – The Night of the Hunter (1955), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), and Dead of Night (1945)
Classic Directors – Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell, James Whale, and Howard Hawks
Classic Leading Men – Jimmy Stewart, Yul Brenner, Vincent Price, and Danny Kaye
Classic Leading Ladies – Lauren Bacall, Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, and Rita Hayworth
Classic Film Podcasts – You Must Remember This, Attaboy Clarence!, and The Secret History of Hollywood