Movie History

citizen kaneLike many movie buffs, I've been glued to the TV set each Monday for the past few weeks to catch Moguls and Movie Stars: a History of Hollywood on TCM.  The series goes decade by decade through the development of motion pictures, from 1889-1969, and each episode has inspired me to revisit old favorites and explore other landmark movies that I somehow never managed to see.  Last night's episode was particularly interesting, focusing on World War II efforts and the development of a social conscience at the theater.  I've got at least a week's worth of self-programming as a result.

If you're interested in movie history, or just like to watch great films that have lasting value, the library can help.  Here are a few selections from my current list, covering the years 1941-1950:

Citizen Kane                                                    Sullivan's Travels

Casablanca                                                      Gentleman's Agreement

The Best Years of Our Lives                             The Maltese Falcon

The Great Dictator                                           Double Indemnity