My name is Matthew and this is my new classic film blog Moving Pictures. I started this blog first and for most out of my love for classic film. I’ll start off by telling you a bit about how I discovered these great movies. As cliché as this may sound the first classic film I remember seeing was “Singing in the Rain”. I remember it was a rainy night (even more cliché haha) and my girlfriend (now my wife of 4 years) and I were staying in for the evening and wanted to watch a movie. I saw this movie on our beloved friend TCM and decided to watch it. To make a long story short I loved it. The way Cosmo lit up my TV set and of course the gay little number Gene Kelly does in the rain has just stuck with me.
I finally dove deeper into them discovering Hitchcock, Hepburn, Stewart, Astaire, Welles, Edwards, you see I could go on and on. Being relatively young most people are quite shocked when I start listing off my favorite films and none of them are post 1961. (27 years before I was born) Breakfast at Tiffany’s being the stopping point no doubt. I just believe I’m an old soul I suppose. Yet another reason I’ve decided to start this blog is friendship and community.
The classic film community is a small one (especially us younger fans) yet I see such magnificent blogs such as Silents & Talkies, Midnite at Sunset and Vine, FILM, and Classic Forever. All which make me want to be a part of this community even more. Feeling inspired by their posts daily, starting this blog just seems like the right thing to do.
So in closing I welcome you to Moving Pictures – A Classic Film Blog and hope you enjoy the posts and will comment and follow as I have so many of your blogs. Pleased to meet you all and I look forward to getting to know all my fellow bloggers.