In a recent blog, the team at DiSanto Propane highlighted a few movies to watch while relaxing by the fire on a cold winter day. We liked that idea so much that we decided to make a sequel, if you will, but this time around, we’re only going to be sharing the classics. That’s right–in our first blog, we mentioned only newer movies, and in this post we’ll be going back in time a bit. So it’s also kind of like a prequel in that regard (much like The Godfather Part II).
But we’re getting ahead ourselves here. When the weather is cold and blustery, it only makes sense to curl up on your couch with a fire going. If it’s a propane fireplace, you can count on it to work great even when the weather is less than cooperative. At DiSanto Propane, we offer propane services that are second to none, ensuring that you always stay warm even when the weather is anything but. And so, without further ado, let’s start counting down our favorite classic movies to watch when the weather is cold outside.
Cold Outside? Give These Classic Movies a Try
Once Upon a Time in the West
One of the most classic Spaghetti Westerns (so named “by American critics and other countries because most of these Westerns were produced and directed by Italians” according to Wikipedia), Once Upon a Time in the West is another epic film from director Sergio Leone, who also directed Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
This 1968 movie stars Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, and Claudia Cardinale and features an amazing score from renowned composer Ennio Morricone. It tells the story of a battle over land between a bandit and others. There are a number of twists and turns along the way and the film is known for its action sequences and wide angle shots of dusty landscapes that went on to influence many other Westerns over the years.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest Westerns of all time, this is one classic movie you definitely shouldn’t miss.
If you’re in the mood for some film noir, you’d be hard pressed to find something better than Sunset Boulevard. Originally released in 1950, this classic film stars William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Nancy Olson, and Erich von Stroheim. When it was released, it received nominations for eleven different Academy Awards and is often remembered for its amazing performances and unsettling atmosphere.
This is one movie that will catch you and have you hooked from the very beginning thanks to its interesting characters, engaging plot, and sense of mystery. Shot entirely on black and white film, the cinematographer “brings together the realistic lighting of Joe Gillis out in the real world with the gothic look of Norma Desmond’s mansion,” according to film historian Tom Stempel. Time Magazine once described it as a story of “Hollywood at its worst told by Hollywood at its best.” We couldn’t agree more.
Whether you’ve seen every Alfred Hitchcock film or you’re just looking for a good place to start, Rear Window is one of the very best. Life Magazine described Hitchcock as “the greatest master of melodrama in screen history” and Rear Window proves that this is the case.
Mental Floss sums the plot up perfectly noting that the “movie concerns L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jefferies, a photojournalist stuck in his apartment thanks to a broken leg [who] accidentally witnesses what he thinks is a murder, but must prove to the police, his nurse Stella, and his girlfriend Lisa that he isn’t just imagining things.”
At the end of the day, viewers are treated to a film that is full of mystery and intrigue, made by an all-time great director at his finest and a wonderful cast and crew. If you’ve never seen Rear Window before, do yourself a favor and let it suck you in because it really doesn’t get much better than this.
Stay Warm With Our Propane Services
Regardless of which classic you choose to watch, one thing is for sure–classic movies, cold weather, and warm homes go together perfectly. Make sure you’re ready to go with a propane fireplace and the fuel you need to stay warm with propane services from DiSanto Propane.
We strive to provide our customers with a reliable option to ensure that things work perfectly in their homes even when the weather outside is at its worst. We’ve been in business for over eight decades now and we pride ourselves on reliable propane delivery and stable prices so you always know what to expect from your bill. It’s as simple as that! Fill out our form online to start the process of becoming a customer today. We look forward to hearing from you.