Last night I was watching a program produced by People Magazine and ABC - the Greatest Films of All Time. The producers divided these films in categories; best action film, best sci-fi- best kiss! And when all was said and done, it was Gone With the Wind that turned out to be the Greatest Film Ever Made, and the Wizard of Oz turned up in 2nd or 3rd place.
This proves what I have been thinking for some time. The best of the screen was during a golden age. A golden age when Elizabeth Taylor thrived. Seeing her in 'Giant" - " Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" - and " Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" was like going back to a time when movies were really all about story- and superlative acting.
The winner of the Oscar this year for Best Film " The King's Speech" proves this theory. "The King's Speech" was all about story and superlative acting.
The stories of before reality TV, and gritty sex scenes were filmed with plots, complicated storylines, and actors and actresses that were bigger than life.
Elizabeth Taylor was bigger than life- she will be missed.