Well there was no way I was going to miss this one. I'm a big fan of lists, baseball cards, and music. As for movies, I don't watch nearly as many as I did back in the 80's and 90's... but I should be able to come up with something.
However to keep myself from writing a two hour post, I'll be breaking this BBA into segments and turning it into a mini-series.
As you can see from the title, I'm kicking things off with The 50's. So let's get this party started...
Favorite Baseball Set: 1956 Topps
Favorite Movie: Seven Samurai (1954)
I struggled with choosing a favorite movie for this decade, because I'm not really good with names of old movies. However someone mentioned Yojimbo in one of their posts... or maybe it was in someone's comment section... and Akira Kurosawa immediately popped into my head.
I'm a fan of all of his samurai films, so it was just a matter of picking one of the ones he directed during this time period. There were four that I've seen: Rashoman (1950), Seven Samurai (1954), Throne of Blood (1957), and The Hidden Fortress (1958).
All four are classics, but if I could only watch one again... I'd go with Seven Samurai.
Choosing a favorite song is going to be the most challenging part of this Blog Bat-Around, because my favorites tend to come and go fairly quickly. One day I'll be listening to the Beastie Boys. The next day I'm listening to Fleetwood Mac.
Luckily out of all of the decades involved in this BBA, the 50's is the one I've listened to the least. Beyond the Sea came up in a Google search and stood out.
Actually... Royal Crown Revue deserves some credit as well. I fell in love with this song because of them, not Bobby Darin.
Well that wraps up the first segment in this series. Thank you Chris for coming up with this thought provoking topic. I'm going to try and publish one decade per week.
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!