OMG, first of all: So glad that Downton is back. It will be the sole reason that I look forward to Sunday night over the next few months.
Second of all:
Watched Ben-Hur the other night = # 3 on the birthday list. I think this is the year that I finish AFI’s top 100 movie list. Ben-Hur is #72 on the list. I wasn’t sure how I would like this historical drama, but I was hooked pretty quickly. Boyhood friends turned enemies, an underdog facing seemingly insurmountable odds, an insane chariot race: it has a lot going for it. Next on the Netflix queue is Charlie Chaplin’s Gold Rush.
I admire your perseverance with that film list. A lot of them sound boring.
Surprisingly, I’ve enjoyed most of them. I never thought I would enjoy Westerns or war films…but they usually had at least one redeeming quality, whether it be the cast or the cinematography.