Welcome, everybody, to Thoughts From The Music(al) Man (TFTMM)! For those that don’t know me, I have over time developed a fondness for older movies, from a few silent comedies in the twenties up through the fifties (and a fair few from the sixties as well). I have over the years gathered together a pretty decent collection of a lot of these movies, on DVD and on Blu-ray. Some are well-known, quite a few are obscure. My hope with this blog is to be able to share some of these movies. Maybe some of these will appeal to others, maybe none. I have become increasingly open to a lot of these movies (and keep finding more and more that I hadn’t even heard of that are just as enjoyable), and I hope others will be open to trying some of these as well.
My plan is generally to write my thoughts on some of the movies as I watch them. Some I will have stuff to talk about, others I won’t immediately. I started doing all this on Facebook, first on my own profile, then as a FB page, and now I have this blog, as well as a YouTube channel. For the most part, I will be posting regularly on Sundays, which will be my “Thoughts From The Music(al) Man column. I will be posting for movies released on disc in the current year on some Wednesdays (when I have new ones to talk about), as part of “What’s Old Is A New Release Again” column.
I know there will be differences in how everybody sees things, because I know not everybody watches movies the same way I do (and by that, I mean I tend to watch movies as a form of escapism, whereas others won’t necessarily watch them in that way). Due to my preferences there, I know I am most likely to watch musicals, with comedies following close behind (and if you want to hear about any of the dramas, you may have to ask, as they tend to be something I need to be in more of a specific mood to watch). I will try to be as sensitive as I can on things, but I know I am human and will make mistakes here and there. I do hope people will enjoy, and every now and then I hope I can convince people to be “guest reviewers,” but in the meantime, enjoy the blog! Also, if you enjoy what I am doing, please feel free to support this blog by using the posted Amazon links, whether for the movies themselves or your usual Amazon purchases!