Hello interweb. Welcome to THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH. My name is Lindsay Grossman and I’m 23 years old. That’s right, everyone. I’m a millennial.
You could say I had a very rough childhood. From a very young age, I was repeatedly sat down on a couch and forced to…..watch classic movies. Okay, so maybe it’s not the definition of torture, but because of it, I have all this knowledge of classic movies: when they were made, who directed them, who were the stars….also known as useless information to…pretty much everyone in the world. So, what happened to me? What effect did this have on my life?
Well, I grew up and now have a constant need to show others the classic films that were forced upon me. I’m serious. My friends…they don’t want to hear about it anymore. That’s why I started this blog, so that I can finally use all this “useless info” and have an outlet for it, because god knows, if I don’t, I may just start a classic film fan club. Cringe.
I love meeting people who have never seen a black & white movie because I can show them what they’re missing. If you’re coming to this site and you’re a classic film newbie, don’t be afraid or turned off by the lack of color or shoddy sound. Your classic film journey is about to begin and your life will be richer for it, I promise.
Here, you can read my weekly reviews of my favorite classic films and occasionally some, well, fangirling about current pop culture. Just so you know where I’m coming from (sensibility-wise), I love musicals, romances, dramas, and comedies. Wow, that’s general. Let’s get a little more specific. I love 30’s films, particularly ones of the pre-code persuasion. I love Abbott and Costello and The Marx Brothers. I love screwball comedies, particularly ones with Cary Grant or William Powell. My movie taste is varied and vast. Although, what I would emphasize is that the movies I love, I feel that modern movie connoisseurs would not have trouble loving either.
In my opinion, the best films are the timeless ones, the ones that feel fresh because they’re ultimately about human beings, relationships: aka things that never go out of style…STAY TUNED.