One year, one film: 1959 – Gidget

One year, one film: 1959 The film: Gidget, dir. Paul Wendkos Starring Sandra Dee and James Darren Rating: Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE Gidget is, in my view, one of the quintessential must-views of the 1950s. It captures the beginning of a craze (a cultural obsession with the surf/beach-crazy lifestyle), and the social values…

Lindsey’s Lists: Top 5 classic beach films

With one vacation under my belt already this year and the winter semester weeks behind me, I, like most summer-class-free college students, have already fallen into the mood for a few months full of warm weather, sunshine and road trips. I find that my taste in films sometimes mirrors the mindset that I’m in. While…