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If movies are supposed to be more truthful today, then why do they have Spider-man and Batman, along with Science Fiction, and Horror movies. They even have movies today, where the hero’s characters remain living, despite impossible odds! This is not realism, nor closer to the truth.
I feel differently than both you and Shoman. There were excellent Movies shot back when Shoman, was in the business, and are some excellent films today. There were also stinkers, both today and in years past. It depends upon the Movie Goers taste, for there is something for everyone!
I remember the critics hailed NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and most of our members and those I talked to on the outside, disliked that movie intensely! The Critics downed a movie like BUCKET LIST & MAMA MIA, but the Majority of the Audience loved them. They even clapped at the end of those movies, and they were just in a Movie Theater.
The Critics seem to usually endorse heavier films, while the majority of the public would rather be entertained,. They have enough troubles of their own, like trying to survive! I also feel had you been in the business like Shoman, in that marvelous time period, perhaps you too would feel differently! It's all a matter of personal taste, and we are all entitled to our own! Shelby
Shelby, interesting swing of thoughts in one post. You cite a couple of examples as iron-clad proof that I’m wrong, then go on to contradict yourself by citing what you think are good contemporaries. Then after some talk about critics, you help me make my case by stating, "It’s all a matter of personal taste, and we are entitled to our own." I thought that was my point.
And BTW I am in the business...but tend to live in the present.