Don't you hate it when your birthday or Christmas are coming up and somebody says "Give me some gift ideas". My brain automatically goes into freeze mode. Like Ralphie in A Christmas Story, the minute I get on Santa's lap (metaphorically speaking), I completely forget my wish list of gifts I really want. I always want classic movies. I have a huge collection on VHS, which are all getting very old and are giving out.
I have a significant birthday coming up in July. So I went to the TCM shopping page and decided to put a few things in the cart to keep and refer to when I get the question. An hour later, I had a list that totals $802.76. I don't suppose any of my friends and readers would care to pitch in with my family? That shopping site is completely addictive. I couldn't stop! Finally my sister called me, or I would still be on there!
Collections are the best, of course. And the most expensive! Dream along, Miss Becky.....
Just a small example...these range in price from expensive to really expensive...of course I picked plenty that are just one-movie DVDs, and they are affordable, mostly. Moby Dick, An American in Paris, Streetcar Named Desire, The Dawn Patrol, W.C. Fields shorts....in other words, a lot!
Now I'm worried that I will somehow get $802.76 worth of DVDs, and someone will invent yet another piece of technology that will make these obsolete. Probably something that will be the size of my little fingernail, requiring a machine the size of my cell phone. How does a girl on a limited income keep up with all this? Well, anyway, my gift ideas are ready to peruse, just in case some friend or family gets rich, or if a distant uncle dies and leaves me a lot of money (however, I think all my distant uncles are already dead).
If you could have any movie gift you wanted, what would it be?