I agree with the lament of this article that Netflix should have more classic vintage movies on streaming. Although I’m a DVD subscriber too, it seems that there are so many old movies that could find new life on streaming. Because I wasn’t alive during the 1930s, 40s, 50s, or 60s, it’s hard for me to know what movies even existed. Sometimes I find some gems when I take the time to browse the DVD catalog. I’m always on the lookout for anything written by Dalton Trumbo. As a writer, I can learn a lot from him.
Netflix and the Slow Death of the Classic Film
Reed Hastings, the Netflix CEO who co-founded the company long before “streaming” entered the popular lexicon, was born during a fairly remarkable year for film. 1960 was the year Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho astounded and terrified audiences, influencing a half-century of horror to come. It was a year of outstanding comedies (Billy Wilder’s The Apartment), outstanding epics…
Vintage anything always catches my attention. I like vintage clothes and have learned to always check the closets at estate sales. Vintage recipes are a thing too if you spend any time browsing cookbooks. I had the opportunity a few years ago to put together a vintage recipes cookbook after I discovered my late grandmother’s handwritten notebook of recipes.
The result was a memorial project that shows people how to cook simple dishes with a few basic ingredients. Frugal living at its best.
My Grandma’s Vintage Recipes: Old Standards for a New Age
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