Remember sock hops, poodle skirts and Sputnik? I don’t either (Hey, I’m not that old!). Even though I didn’t grow up in the 50s, the movies of that decade dominated my consciousness. Many of my early childhood memories were shaped by the constant barrage of 50s flicks that were in constant rotation on TV during the 70s. Something about the movies from that time captured my imagination and never let go. Stories were frequently told in broad strokes, with imagery to match. Filmmakers weren’t afraid to dream big in an era overshadowed by cold war paranoia and the omnipresent threat of the atom bomb.
Throughout the month of April, I’ll be focusing mainly on the science fiction, horror and fantasy movies that made that period so distinctive, but there will be other genres represented as well. I’ll include some personal favorites, and hope to make some new discoveries. Join me, won’t you, as we delve into the weird and wondrous cinematic offerings of the 50s!
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