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is the golden age of the movies over?
is the golden age of the movies over?
Yes - the best films were made in the 30's and it's been downhill since then. [ 1 ] ** [5.56%]
No - i think the best films are made now, and who knows what the future holds [ 10 ] ** [55.56%]
Who Knows - do i look like i give a shit? [ 4 ] ** [22.22%]
ooh... look at all the bright colours and swirly shapes... - in case you are a neanderthal [ 3 ] ** [16.67%]
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SkipToTheEnd
post Apr 13 2005, 04:25 PM
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We constantly read that the "Golden Age" of the movies is long gone. Maybe it was the 30's, when viewing figures were at their highest, maybe it was the 40's with film noir, maybe the 70's with countless cult classics. Or are we only now getting the best output from cinemas - with directors becoming more creative and adventurous, and actors honing their craft. What do you think, do you care?
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Chapman Baxter
post Apr 14 2005, 11:27 PM
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QUOTE (The Phantom @ Apr 14 2005, 11:30 AM)
trouble is there is a market for those sort of films.  some people just aren't interested in 'film' as such, they're happy to just while away a few hours watching whatever is in front of them, and don't care if it's pushing boundaries/re-shaping genres etc...  so while there's money to be made in the trash market they'll unfortunatley keep churning them out.  speaking of which I hear there is a follow up to 'Saw'  wacko.gif  sorry personal gripe.
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QUOTE (spacemonkey @ Apr 14 2005, 11:33 AM)
They're doing the same thing to the film industry that they did to the music industry, mass produced, plasticised, commercial, crap with only about 3 storylines that they rehash over and over again
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Have you seen some of the crap they used to produce for drive-ins? Or many non-Ealing British comedies before the mid-60s? Undemanding films for undemanding audiences have always been the mainstay of the film industry, and probably always will be. Thankfully, that doesn't seem to prevent the odd good film slipping through the cracks.
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- SkipToTheEnd   Movie Golden-Age over?   Apr 13 2005, 04:25 PM
- - whitey   The best films are made every year. A handful of g...   Apr 13 2005, 04:29 PM
- - Starscream`s Ghost   Agreed. Watch TCM, and see some of the crap that w...   Apr 13 2005, 04:34 PM
- - Zoe   The 'best' films are neither made now or t...   Apr 13 2005, 04:47 PM
- - MissingPlanet   Great movies are being made all the time. All that...   Apr 13 2005, 05:11 PM
- - Raven   Films used to be better when I were a kid. There ...   Apr 13 2005, 05:51 PM
- - Sostie   QUOTE (Raven @ Apr 13 2005, 05:51 PM)Films us...   Apr 13 2005, 05:59 PM
- - Raven   The decline definitely started around then . . .   Apr 13 2005, 06:02 PM
- - nixygirl   I do love the teen 80's movies! They rock ...   Apr 13 2005, 06:24 PM
- - ronlogan1977   Where in a golden age right now.   Apr 13 2005, 06:28 PM
- - Sostie   I think every decade, and every country, churns ou...   Apr 13 2005, 06:39 PM
- - Ingram   Some movies appeal to the day when they were relea...   Apr 13 2005, 08:01 PM
- - Omniscia   The golden age of the studio is over and done with...   Apr 13 2005, 11:13 PM
- - Bunny Biscuits   Again, this poll hasn't given me an option I c...   Apr 14 2005, 10:14 AM
- - spacemonkey   ooooh, pretty colours... pretty colours are nicey...   Apr 14 2005, 10:19 AM
- - The Phantom   QUOTE (Omniscia @ Apr 13 2005, 11:13 PM)The g...   Apr 14 2005, 10:30 AM
- - spacemonkey   They're doing the same thing to the film indus...   Apr 14 2005, 10:33 AM
- - SkipToTheEnd   wahay! Which one of you is the caveman?   Apr 14 2005, 05:20 PM
- - Nonus Aequilibrium   While there's plenty of brilliant films around...   Apr 14 2005, 05:38 PM
|- - rabbit57i   QUOTE (Nonus Aequilibrium @ Apr 14 2005, 12:3...   Apr 14 2005, 06:50 PM
|- - Omniscia   QUOTE (Nonus Aequilibrium @ Apr 14 2005, 01:3...   Apr 14 2005, 08:35 PM
|- - superfurryandy   QUOTE (Omniscia @ Apr 14 2005, 09:35 PM)Get t...   Apr 14 2005, 10:52 PM
- - Sostie   QUOTE (rabbit57i @ Apr 14 2005, 06:50 PM) G...   Apr 14 2005, 06:56 PM
- - Ingram   Not even that far back, classics from the 60's...   Apr 14 2005, 07:05 PM
- - Sostie   QUOTE (Ingram @ Apr 14 2005, 07:05 PM)Not eve...   Apr 14 2005, 07:08 PM
- - Ingram   Ahhhh Peter Sellers. Genius. He never found the ...   Apr 14 2005, 07:46 PM
- - Draven Grey   I'm not really opposed to either era of filmma...   Apr 14 2005, 07:57 PM
- - Sostie   QUOTE (Draven Grey @ Apr 14 2005, 07:57 PM)I...   Apr 14 2005, 08:17 PM
|- - Douglas Nicol   QUOTE (Sostie @ Apr 14 2005, 08:17 PM)I think...   Apr 14 2005, 09:02 PM
- - Sostie   QUOTE (Douglas Nicol @ Apr 14 2005, 09:02 PM)...   Apr 14 2005, 09:06 PM
- - spacegurl   I don't think that the time period in which it...   Apr 14 2005, 11:10 PM
- - Chapman Baxter   QUOTE (The Phantom @ Apr 14 2005, 11:30 AM)tr...   Apr 14 2005, 11:27 PM
- - Sostie   QUOTE (Chapman Baxter @ Apr 14 2005, 11:27 PM...   Apr 15 2005, 12:24 AM


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