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Must-Watch Hollywood Classics

5. “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”: Director: Howard Hawks, Starring: Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell. 1953.


This film is the perfect movie for a girls night. Not only does it star the ever- fabulous Marilyn Monroe, but it is the movie that inspired Madonna’s “Material Girl” video.

4. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”: Director: Blake Edwards, Starring: Audrey Hepburn & George Peppard. 1961.


In recent years, Audrey Hepburn has become the face of classic cinema. Many dorm rooms are full of the infamous black and white photo of Holly Golightly standing outside of Tiffany’s in her little black dress. This film changed fashion with the creation of the little black dress. If you want to watch a fun movie featuring a fantastic role model; Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s is answer.

3. “Casablanca”: Director: Michael Curtiz, Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. 1942.


“We’ll always have Paris” and “Play it again, Sam” are just two of the infamous lines from this film. Not only does “Casablanca” star film legends Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, it is easily defined as a piece of American history. This is not only a great love story, it is the basis for good cinema. This could be why Woody Allen created his film “Play it Again, Sam” in homage to “Casablanca.”

2. “12 Angry Men”: Director: Sidney Lument, Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb. 1957.


“12 Angry Men” is an inspirational film in which Henry Fonda stands up for what is right despite oppression. This film has superb acting and will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. One of the best made movies I have ever seen. A must watch!

1. “Singin’ in the Rain”: Directors: Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, Starring: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, & Donald O’Connor. 1952.


Gene Kelly singin in the rain is one of most famous scenes in film history. This film is full of heart. Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds make you fall in love with them and the story. “Singin’ in the Rain” is a fantastic film with great acting, singing and dancing. This film in and of itself is the whole package. If you want to watch a movie that will make you smile, “Singin’ in the Rain” is the way to go.

My name is Lauren, I am a recent transfer student to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I previously attended George Mason University, where I was a member of PRSSA, Gamma Phi Beta International sorority, and Golden Key International Honour Society. I grew up in North Carolina, but spent a year in-between my freshman and sophomore year of college living in Bratislava, Slovakia with my family. During my time abroad I had an internship with The Slovak Atlantic Commission and was able to work in a multi-cultural work environment. I also traveled throughout Europe while I was living in Slovakia, some of my favorite places I visited are London, Cannes, Zurich, Budapest, and Krakow. My goal is to one-day work as an entertainment publicist, I attended the 66th Festival de Cannes with my Cannes Cinephiles Accreditation. While at Cannes I met many industry leaders and knew this was the career for me. I am also a student member of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. I look forward to the new adventures that await me as a transfer student at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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