Hello there, and welcome to Peyton’s Classics!
My name is Peyton! For as long as I can remember, movies have been a passion of mine. I am enamored with classic film, and I want to share my appreciation for it with all of you!
I think classics are underseen in today’s world. Sure, there are many die-hard fans like myself who love them, but the general populace tends to write them off as ‘old’ or ‘boring’. They are certainly old, but (most of the time) they are great fun. My goal with this blog is to get more and more people seeing these gems. In general, I will be reviewing titles that were originally released anytime between the silent era and the 1960s. A large range, I know, but that’s what some people define as the era of classic films. Works for me (and hopefully this blog.)
You may wonder what flicks I enjoy watching. Longtime favorites of mine include the Universal Horror films, Laurel and Hardy comedies, and Alfred Hitchcock’s movies. The likes of these are what got me into watching older films, and they still remain some of my favorites! Other favorites of mine include F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise (1927), Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars (1964), and the original King Kong (1933).
And for the record, I enjoy many modern movies. For example, anyone who knows me knows that I am a Star Wars nutcase. I enjoy the originals, prequels (yes, prequels), sequels, and all. My favorite movie of the last few years is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). The reason I chose to have this blog focus on older films is because I think they are often overlooked. People should see them, too!
While I will mostly be touching on favorite titles/genres of mine, I’m not going to limit myself to the ones I favor. Nearly anything is fair game (suggestions are welcome).
Hopefully this will be as much of a journey for me as it may be for you.