Movies Older movies

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by Babe_Ruth, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    Is it just me or the older movies are more remembered then the current ones? Take an example of all these movies I'm about to mention:

    -Gone with the Wind
    -Citizen Kane
    -West Side Story
    -Ben Hur
    -Casablanca
    -Singin' in the Rain

    Those are just a few examples of classic movies, all those great films were made near the 1940's.

    If you agree with me why do you think that's the case?

    Or if you don't please explain me why you think the current ones are more remembered then the past movies.
     

  2. Hiei

    Hiei The Hierophant

    It's hard to tell which movies are going to be remembered in almost seventy years when they're only a few years old.

    I'm undecided either way, though.
     
  3. Italiano

    Italiano Film Elitist

    Well, compared to today, there weren't as many movies being made back then, plus the times were different. What you could portray in public theaters on film was more regulated and had to be more "family oriented" and of course free of communism.

    Plus technology was different back then. There was no digital and no color film. Film and video is a medium that changes with the technology as well as the times.

    Films like those in the 40s are called "the classics" today in remembrance of what films were like in a different era of its becoming. They were different and cheesy back then but we like them because they help set the standard of how we make movies today.

    Years from now, we'll look back and we'll remember movies that we had the privilege to see in theaters like "No Country For Old Men", "The Dark Knight", "Snakes on a Plane", "Casino Royale", "Juno", "Shaun of the Dead" and anything else you can think of.

    We'll be talking about those as "classics" when we're older but I'll also be looking forward to what's new to come.
     
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  4. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    The first Star Wars (by first I mean Episode IV) is what I consider a classic but that's because I'm a serious Star Wars fan.
     
  5. Italiano

    Italiano Film Elitist

    Yeah, the old star wars series as already become a classic to some.

    I'm partial to Taxi Driver as a classic film at this point.

    A lot of Hitchcock films are classic to me too... Psycho, North By Northwest, Spellbound, Vertigo...

    Oh, that reminds me, I have to watch the Maltese Falcon before I go back home...
     
  6. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    There are great movies in the past and in the present, that will surely be remembered for a long time. Maybe the difference is that, in the present, we are also exposed to a lot of crappy movies that you can't help thinking sometimes if the quality of movie making is deteriorating in general.
     
  7. Boredie

    Boredie In need of Entertainment

    I've only seen 1 West Side story and found it very boring (But hey, being Boredie not much impresses me, I guess).
    Tried watching Gone with the wind when I was younger and couldn't see the point of it.

    Back in those days ppl appreciated the musicals / movies that came out because the quality of the acting / singing / dancing was so much better since actors and actresses at the time had to be multi-talented.

    They are remembered because everyone recalled how good they were.
    Now there are so many movies about anything and everything, the plot, the acting, the singing and dancing are nothing like it was back then.
     
  8. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    See for a lot of people today Gone in the Wind is a boring movie, but if you really concentrate and really listen to it and you get into story you'll see why it's considered one of the best movies ever. It's really well done and the acting is exceptional.

    When people talk about Taxi Driver or Star Wars the first one ever made you got to remember those were done in the 70s which is 30 years ago. So it's still an old movie.
     
  9. Doc

    Doc Trust me, I'm The Doctor. V.I.P.

    I'm watching Taxi Driver right now. I was always a fan of The Godfather movies and the older Bonds.
     

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