Nancy: A Life in Movies

by Nancy (Marya Gates’ Mom)

As an extra special treat, Cinema Fantic’s mother, Nancy, has come up with her own list of films for every year of her life. Being born in 1951, this means an epic journey through sixty years of cinema. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a bumpy ride.

1951 – The African Queen

The movie that made me fall in love with Katharine Hepburn. Plus bonus Bogart.

1952 – High Noon

Best. Script. Ever.

1953 – From Here to Eternity

Burt Lancaster, Frank Sintra and that make-out scene on the beach.

1954 – Rear Window

Jimmy Stewart and the best set ever designed.

1955 – Lady and the Tramp

Best kiss of all time.

1956 – The Man Who Knew Too Much

My favorite Hitchcock.

1957 – The Bridge on the River Kwai

Alec Guinness at his best. Plus bonus shirtless William Holden.

1958 – Vertigo

Kim Novak’s grey suit.

1959 – Some Like It Hot

Best comedy of all time.

1960 – Spartacus

What a spectacle!

3 Responses

  1. reading this list allows you to see the origins of little Marya.

  2. Kendra says:

    man, your mom is so cool! page one and what do i see? spartacus! one of the best laurence olivier films ever.

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