Saturday, March 17, 2007

Black and White Movies that my Kid Love

A list in progress (some are more appropriate for older kids), inspired by a post on Farm School...

You Can't Take it With You
It's a Wonderful Life
I Remember Mama
Song of Bernadette
Safety Last (Harold Lloyd)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Christmas in Connecticut
Boys Town
Mr. Deeds goes to Town
The More the Merrier
The Spirit of St. Louis
The Pride of the Yankees
Bells of St. Marys
Going My Way

Ria's just starting to enjoy Hitchcock as well.

I have a bunch more I'd like them to see (including Ana's recommendations of some Kurusawa films - can't wait to see her Heart and Mind Unit Study on his works) but I always love suggestions in this area. Especially with the simplicity of Netflix.


Margaret Mary Myers said...

Glad to hear you mention Netflix, Aicia, as I'd been wondering if joining Netflix would be a good way to get classical movies for the kids.
Margaret Mary

Love2Learn Mom said...

Yes, though you have to be aware, that like most video rental places, they carry EVERYTHING.(Kind of like shopping at Amazon, except, as far as I know, Netflix doesn't have any competitors that are more selective in their offerings.) Lots and lots of garbage (don't let your kids browse), but an amazing array of good stuff too. All the classics, wonderful documentaries and lots of Catholic titles including Steve Ray's "Footprints of God Series" and "The Apostle of Common Sense" (from EWTN). We've even found some of the courses from the Teaching Company available there.

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

We have the lowest, cheapest one-at-a-tine Netflix membership and i can control it better like this. We actually can get a lot of old movies free from the library. Our old library system in NE did not carry movies, just documentaries and bbc things and kids pbs stuff, so this has been a money-saving. I agree with Alicia about not letting your kids browse netflix-- lots of junk. I have not been able to find some of the videos on Ignatius Press catalog there.
Last but not least-- I hope you do like the Kurosawa movies: I don't see how you wouldn't! I too am anxious to see your Architecture unit study-- you may mention how Duncan Stroik is in the very unique sacred architecture program at ND.