Throwback Thursday examines films from the past, “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important, interesting, fun, or all of the above. Beginnings are hard—harder than endings, in my opinion. There’s not a lot that’s infinite, so endings are much easier to figure out. Beginnings don’t always happen. Of course you can’t have an ending without a beginning, so this horrible introduction is my way of beginning this column. But really...