gandalf the red wrote:
Andy Hall wrote:I can't agree with Gandalf's comment about no good films the past 30 years and the CGI comments aswell, they still make great films with no CGI like the Bourne films, Heat, Ronin, revenly a great film like Justice, if you're not in to films though the likelyhood is you won't know these types of film exist, many go straight to DVD in the UK but get relases in the US, we're a lot smaller country and there's only so many screens I suppose
There have been a few good films with CGI such as the LOTR films, and I quite like films such as Bourne and the modern Bond films. What I was on about was classics. When was the last Lawrence Of Arabia, Citizen Kane, Planet Of The Apes (original and not the sequels), The Third Man, Psycho, North By Northwest, The Cruel Sea, Zulu, Brazil, etc.
Most films made nowdays are 2 hours of eyecandy which I forget almost immediately after I've watched it. Maybe it's just me, but I prefer to watch the old B/W films they show on BBC2 and Channel 4.
I have to agree with Andy here, there are still loads of amazing films, both with CGI and with none. Some are fun to watch and just switch your brain off, while some are thought provoking and emotional.
What defines a classic? Box office takings? 5 start ratings? A film that everybody who saw it remembers? By using any of those definitions you could accuse almost any film of being a classic.
A lot of those movies deemed to be classics were probably because when they were made, they were the biggest films, there were fewer films to choose from, and a lot less people went to the cinema.
There are now more films to choose from, and more people to cast an opinion. Very few films nowadays will achieve 'classic' status because of it.
I could name probably 15 films made in the last two years that in MY opinion are better than any of those films you list.