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> Movie Golden-Age over?, is the golden age of the movies over?
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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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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post Apr 13 2005, 04:29 PM
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The best films are made every year. A handful of genuine classics always slips by despite the best efforts of ignorant producers and apathetic audiences. Always have done, always will.

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post Apr 13 2005, 04:34 PM
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Agreed. Watch TCM, and see some of the crap that was made pre-1950.
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post Apr 13 2005, 04:47 PM
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The 'best' films are neither made now or then. Some good, some bad, some masterpieces every year.
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post Apr 13 2005, 05:11 PM
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Great movies are being made all the time. All that changes is how many and how popular they are.
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post Apr 13 2005, 05:51 PM
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Films used to be better when I were a kid.

There was a great film made in 1977 but, if you move forward 22 years to 1999, you'll clearly see a considerable drop in standards . . .




























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post Apr 13 2005, 05:59 PM
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QUOTE (Raven @ Apr 13 2005, 05:51 PM)
Films used to be better when I were a kid.

There was a great film made in 1977 but, if you move forward 22 years to 1999, you'll clearly see a considerable drop in standards . . .
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Oooh I don't know...I think the rot set in in 1983.
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post Apr 13 2005, 06:02 PM
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The decline definitely started around then . . .
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post Apr 13 2005, 06:24 PM
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I do love the teen 80's movies! They rock somewhat.
I am loving that whole new Charlie Kaufman, Butterfly Effect, The Forgotten, Fight Club fucking with your mind movies that are getting popular now.
And the odd comedys... I Heart Huckabees

I'm pretty damn sick of the blockbusters...and the endless parade of war movies, e.g Troy, Alexander, Kingdom of God....
man it's all seen one battle seen them all...
The prebattle speeches were best in Braveheart...
but MOSTLY...Henry V th, Shakespeare...that St Krispins day one always makes me weep!

I watch mostly forgein films anyways.
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post Apr 13 2005, 06:28 PM
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Where in a golden age right now.
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post Apr 13 2005, 06:39 PM
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I think every decade, and every country, churns out the sublime and the awful.

For me the last 10 years has been a golden age because with the advent of DVD I can see so many amazing films that I never normally would get to see....and they mainly seem to be from Asia.
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post Apr 13 2005, 08:01 PM
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Some movies appeal to the day when they were released, some movies get better over time as the message stays the same and some movies are timeless. It is hard to say that a specific age had the best films when you look back in retrospect. I still find myself falling for old and new films alike. "Pulp Fiction" is certainly not a recent film and yet I still thoroughly rate it, the same can be said for "The Godfather" and so many more. Sometimes it is the director that inspires such quality in movies; Kubrick for instance, and the Coen Brothers. Everything is subjective in movies but I can never say that one era was better than another.
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post Apr 13 2005, 11:13 PM
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The golden age of the studio is over and done with, definitely. Just look at the crap they're green-lighting these days -- Are We There Yet?, The Pacifier, Alone in the Dark, Son of the Mask. But we've seen a wealth of quality cinema produced outside the confines of Hollywood, so the art form is alive and well. I hesitate to call it a renaissance of auterism, but, certainly, there are some highly-skilled directors working today who, in time, may some day be whispered of in the same breath as your Altmans, Coppolas, Scorseses, and whomsoever.
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post Apr 14 2005, 10:14 AM
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Again, this poll hasn't given me an option I can outrightly vote for!!! mad.gif

But I think the golden age died when they stopped making movies in two parts so you could get up and stretch you legs half way through.
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post Apr 14 2005, 10:19 AM
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ooooh, pretty colours...

pretty colours are nicey nicey mmmmm

Luverly swirly shapes

Wonder what was in these pills...

Mmmmmm nicey nicey
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