“The Longest Day"
The 1962 movie about D-Day has been one of my top favorites since I saw it then. Is it one of yours, too?



I saw “The Longest Day” one evening in 1962 with my best friend Jeff Nix, ‘67 and his parents. We’d waited months to see it, and the Fox Fullerton was full. The entire audience enjoyed the thrills and suspense together. That's how movies should be seen and enjoyed. I’ve remembered that evening and that movie vividly ever since. It was one of the most enjoyable times I've ever had. I actually felt I was a part of it all somehow. Sometimes a great movie can make you feel that way.  

One moment that stands out for me was when the German soldier in a bunker at Normandy looked in his telescope and saw a panorama of Allied ships and boats approaching in the Channel. His face showed stark terror as he turned to tell his fellow soldiers. An unforgettable moment!




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Ken Murray ‘64 on June 13, 2019 at 1:27 AM said:

AMEN. Gone With the Wind is another prime example.
Paul Saevig, ‘67 on June 12, 2019 at 10:30 PM said:

We saw a lot of good movies in those early days, and being in a theater with many others was a key factor, The energy passed between us and expanded,

Motion pictures are not designed to be shown in small, narrow cineplexes, That robs a good film of its power and full effect.

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