An Affair to Remember (1957)
directed by Leo McCarey

Ziegfeld Follies (1945)
directed by Vincente Minnelli

A-Z Favorite Films 2

An Affair to Remember— lovely oasis visit to grandma's house,
Blood of a Poet— snowball fight, Black Angel, Ace of Hearts,
Casablanca"You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss",
Doctor Zhivago— Boris Pasternak honored in this wintry landscape,
Easter Parade"In your Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it",
Forbidden Games— 5-year old Paulette crying "Michel, Michel" at end,
Gigi— loved Maurice Chevalier's singing "Thank Heaven for Little Girls",
Harvey— James Stewart seeing Pooka, an invisible rabbit, as his friend,
It Happened One Night"with the greatest of ease... on the flying trapeze",
Jazz Singer— Al Jolson with blackened face, sang in first film with sound,
King Kong— brought to New York from Skull Island, as he destroyed the city,
Lawrence of Arabia— David Lean's panoramic sweep of sands in Arabia,
Meet Me in St. Louis— Margaret O'Brien dancing "Under the Bamboo Tree",
Now Voyager"Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars."
On the Waterfront— Marlon Brando, beaten up, wins at end for dock workers,
Peter Pan— flies Wendy & her brothers to Never Land & fights Captain Hook,
Quo Vadis?— super-spectacle of Rome's fall, with scope, splash, and dash,
Random Harvest— Ronald Coleman's performance as amnesiac is riveting,
7th Heaven— Diane's courage walking across wooden plank, 7 stories high,
Tabu— lovers on South Seas island escape when she's chosen as "Holy Maid",
Umbrellas of Cherbourg— operatic film with dialogue sung like a musical,
View from the Bridge— Raf Vallone won award for performance in this film,
Wizard of Oz— Judy Garland singing "Over the Rainbow" made her famous,
X-Files— Special Agents Fox Mulder & Dana Scully discover extra-terrestials,
Yellow Submarine— animated musical comedy with hit songs from the Beatles,
Ziegfeld Follies— Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland with dozen of stars.

      — Peter Y. Chou
          Mountain View, 10-29-2021