Mudcat Café message #706182 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46801   Message #706182
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
07-May-02 - 04:18 PM
Thread Name: Andy Griffith Show & Dillards
Subject: RE: Andy Griffith Show
As I grow older, I find great solace in old black and white movies and TV shows. Bogart, Bacall, Tracey, Hitchcock, film noire, Western Epics, plots that are clever and intricate, characters that are strongly drawn, moral issues with clear concepts of Good and Evil, where Dignity, Intelligence and Right Action reap reward. The notion of "corniness" doesn't trouble me as much as it used to, since what passes for "Cool" these days I mainly perceive as shallow and banal.