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When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 13:05:23 Reply

Ever notice how whenever people thinks of a classic, they always think of a musical. It's like a cliche where every classic films are musicals, what is up with that?

Then again, I do have a mental image of the characters from Saving Private Ryan dancing around singing "This is it!" by Kenny Loggins right before the final battle starts.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 13:06:46 Reply

Casablanca had like one song in it and that's considered to be one of the best movies ever.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 13:15:34 Reply

At 3/21/13 01:06 PM, HighWay wrote: Casablanca had like one song in it and that's considered to be one of the best movies ever.

I personally think it's consider amoing the best because of Humphrey Bogart, he was a huge star at the time and it also became his signature role.

Plus the line at the end of the film became well known as well.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 13:18:49 Reply

12 Angry Men comes to my mind when I think of classic film, and that isn't a musical.

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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 13:36:37 Reply

If that's true, then people have shit taste in movies.
I can't for the life of me sit through a musical.

There's plenty of classic films that aren't musicals.

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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 13:37:54 Reply

What about the Alfred Hitchcock movies? They're considered classics but they aren't musicals.

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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 13:42:05 Reply

Citizen Kane is supposed to be the greatest movie of all time, and it isn't a musical.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 13:46:10 Reply

When I say classic, I mean old Jackie Chan movies. I mean the kind of movies were it wasn't uncommon that stuntdoubles actually died or suffered serious injuries. Knowing that, and watching the movies, is a raw experience.

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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 14:02:42 Reply

wizard of oz >>> ______


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 15:20:39 Reply

At 3/21/13 01:36 PM, Entice wrote: If that's true, then people have shit taste in movies.
I can't for the life of me sit through a musical.

There's plenty of classic films that aren't musicals.

That or they tend to be overexposed to musicals while growing up, I blame the 1950s and 60s for that.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 15:21:14 Reply

birth of a nation and metropolis are classics, and they're not musicals.

they actually don't have any sound at all.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 15:34:04 Reply

At 3/21/13 01:36 PM, Entice wrote: If that's true, then people have shit taste in movies.
I can't for the life of me sit through a musical.

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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 15:52:02 Reply

At 3/21/13 03:21 PM, kanef wrote: birth of a nation and metropolis are classics, and they're not musicals.

they actually don't have any sound at all.

you could watch metropolis with jeff mills' great soundtrack tho


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 15:53:05 Reply

I don't watch too many classic films to know.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 17:29:25 Reply

There are a ton of classic films that aren't musicals.
Granted I will admit that some films deemed "classic" are. But not all of them are.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 17:47:01 Reply

My favorite movies of all time are some of the most hated movies


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 17:47:13 Reply

To be honest, I don't where you got that thought from.

It's true that there are quite a number of classic films that contain musical elements, like The Wizard of Oz, Singing in the Rain and The Sound of Music. Nowadays you hardly see that anymore, so people might relate that to classic films.

However, not everybody is ALWAYS talking about musicals when discussing classic films, right? I could pile up a pretty big list of popular classics that have no singing in them whatsoever.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 18:27:48 Reply

At 3/21/13 05:47 PM, Xenomit wrote: My favorite movies of all time are some of the most hated movies

You're not going to reveal which ones?

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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 18:31:50 Reply

At 3/21/13 05:47 PM, Xenomit wrote: My favorite movies of all time are some of the most hated movies

...like?


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 19:03:55 Reply

At 3/21/13 01:05 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote: Ever notice how whenever people thinks of a classic, they always think of a musical. It's like a cliche where every classic films are musicals, what is up with that?

I guess back in those days, musicals were just as popular as movies were, considering that musicals were usually cheaper than A-list movies. Although movies like Citizen Kane, The Sound of Music and The Godfather were not musicals or were adapted from a musical, {Don't know if SoM was a musical before} and those are generally known as the best movies of their respective time period, if not of all time.

I never cared for musicals myself, so I can't really tell whether a musical is adapted into a movie or not.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 19:25:24 Reply

At 3/21/13 06:27 PM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 3/21/13 05:47 PM, Xenomit wrote: My favorite movies of all time are some of the most hated movies
You're not going to reveal which ones?

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Well, I was over exaggerating a little bit, but some of them are generally dismissed as sub-par

In no order

The entire matrix series
The entire lord of the rings series
Star trek first contact
JJ Abrams' remake of Star Trek
The first transformers movie with shia labeouf (braces for the "lol shit taste" hits)
Avatar
Forest Gump

Dammit, I know I'm forgetting a few


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 19:33:45 Reply

At 3/21/13 01:06 PM, HighWay wrote: Casablanca had like one song in it and that's considered to be one of the best movies ever.

It is one of the best movies ever. I'm usually not one for songs, especially in movies, but that one really fit, imo.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 19:33:48 Reply

At 3/21/13 07:32 PM, ean5 wrote: I've always liked this old film before it became popular

When was that NOT popular?

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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 20:52:50 Reply

At 3/21/13 07:45 PM, ean5 wrote:
At 3/21/13 07:33 PM, Darthdenim wrote:
At 3/21/13 07:32 PM, ean5 wrote: I've always liked this old film before it became popular
When was that NOT popular?
Well it was originally a book. I think most people, at least my age and not the older generation never saw it or heard of it before the remake was released. I hated the remake, it was not a accurate depiction of the story.

Like 80% of the people I know who are my age if not a few years younger than me have seen that movie at least once.
I don't think there was ever a time it hasn't been popular in the entire 42 years since the movie was released. And the almost 50 years since the book was released.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 22:20:30 Reply

At 3/21/13 07:25 PM, Xenomit wrote:
Forest Gump

Dammit, I know I'm forgetting a few

Those who called Forrest Gump "Subpar" are either retarded, have shit taste in movies, or read too much into the film thinking it has a political agenda against liberals.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 22:24:29 Reply

At 3/21/13 07:25 PM, Xenomit wrote: The entire matrix series
The entire lord of the rings series
Avatar
Forest Gump

I firmly believe that most of the hate these movies get is a direct result of all the praise and positive attention they have received, and not actually deserved based on the merits of the movies themselves.

Some people will hate anything the moment more than 10 people say it's good


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At 3/21/13 10:24 PM, Tremulos wrote: I firmly believe that most of the hate these movies get is a direct result of all the praise and positive attention they have received, and not actually deserved based on the merits of the movies themselves.

That's probably true to some small extent, but really people just like to say this as an easy out, a way to marginalize dissenting opinions without actually engaging with them. There are many valid critiques to be made about all of those movies, and in fact I dislike most of them, too (I like the LotR movies well enough and I love the first Matrix). Instead of just discounting those opinions, isn't it better to discuss them? You can easily spot who's just part of a backlash bandwagon because they won't have anything else to say.

If there's a common theme between all of these movies listed here, it's that they're all huge splashy visual spectacles that are ultimately all style and no substance. They dazzle audiences when they first come out and garner mostly positive opinions as a result, but it's a shallow enchantment that wears off over time, and then people start to notice and pick apart the deeper flaws. I mean, I really loved Avatar and Forrest Gump the first time I saw them. The second time around, not so much.

At 3/21/13 10:20 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote: Those who called Forrest Gump "Subpar" are either retarded, have shit taste in movies, or read too much into the film thinking it has a political agenda against liberals.

Haha, what? That movie is treacly, manipulative, baby boomer-fellating bullshit. Well-made bullshit, but still. It's a fun movie, and I don't outright hate it, but come on, let's at least be honest about it.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 23:18:14 Reply

Well you can't outright dismiss a film for being flashy. Yes style over substance is a thing but film is a visual medium. It's part of the tool kit to tell the story. If you're going to ignore that aspect all together then you have a very limited genre of claustrophobic talkers. Are there great films like that, yes, but not all great films are. Clerks and T2 are both good flicks.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 23:20:52 Reply

At 3/21/13 11:13 PM, Dr-Worm wrote:

At 3/21/13 10:20 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote: Those who called Forrest Gump "Subpar" are either retarded, have shit taste in movies, or read too much into the film thinking it has a political agenda against liberals.
Haha, what? That movie is treacly, manipulative, baby boomer-fellating bullshit. Well-made bullshit, but still. It's a fun movie, and I don't outright hate it, but come on, let's at least be honest about it.

You're probably one of the few who thinks that.

Believe me, it was accused of being a conservative propaganda.


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Response to When it comes to classic films 2013-03-21 23:23:17 Reply

At 3/21/13 07:32 PM, ean5 wrote: I've always liked this old film before it became popular

That movie was popular before you were born.


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