Why We Love Classic Movies … #10

With the TCM Classic Film Festival less than a week away, the Pictorial is in a classic film frenzy. Which is why we thought this would be a most appropriate time to take five, and reflect on the key moments that made us fall in love with the films in the first place.

There were tears in the decision making process–threats and slurs and obscenities that could turn a sailor bright red. But at the end of the day, here are the ten moments that stood out … 

#10 “The Trolley Song.”

Meet Me in St Louis, 1944

Why? Um … hello. Judy Garland. And that faaaaabulous wig of hers. But more importantly, that faaaabulous voice. It is fairly obvious that the director, Vincente Minnelli, was in love with her when he photographed this sequence. Garland would have more powerful moments on film (A Star is Born, etc.,) but she has rarely been this enchanting. The popping Technicolor, the soaring score, the toe-tapping charisma… it’s an altogether mesmerizing four minutes of film, no matter how many times you’ve seen it!

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