Movie that made you realize they made good movies before

Discussion in 'Movie Lounge' started by CJ, May 9, 2007.

  1. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    ...were born.

    To steal a concept from Chris in the Sunset Boulevard thread, what movie made you realize, hey, they made some good movies before my time of consciousness. I.e. the first movie I really remember seeing would have been in the early 80s, and most of the movies I saw would have been new so at some point some movie made me realize that they made good movies before that point. For me it was A Clockwork Orange.
  2. Pete Apruzzese

    Pete Apruzzese New Member

    It's always been two films:

    Citizen Kane (viewed on a TV broadcast around 1976)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (viewed in a 70mm theatre showing in 1977)

    Two movies that could not be done via any other medium, two movies that advanced the art of the language of cinema.
  3. Michael

    Michael Junior Geek

    Casablanca was the first drama that really caught my attention.

    I happened to see "His Girl Friday" and "The Philadelphia Story" very close to each other. Both are incredibly witty and funny. They are a testament to great comedic writing.
  4. Drew Mitten

    Drew Mitten New Member

    Ferris Bueller or Breakfeast Club.
  5. Jason Lorette

    Jason Lorette Active Member

    Ditto to's one of my all time favorite movies...

    I remember seeing Star Wars as a new release in a "drive-in" in 1977...I was seven years old...

    "To Kill A Mockingbird" was another....

  6. Jason Lorette

    Jason Lorette Active Member

    Oh my God you just made me feel old... :cry:

  7. Michael M

    Michael M Active Member

    Several Katherine Hepburn movies. She was HOT in her day.
  8. Drew Mitten

    Drew Mitten New Member

    Star Wars is probaly my favorite movie from the timer period before birth actually.

    I saw TKAMB last year in L.A. after we read the book. It was ok.
  9. Shane

    Shane Active Member

    Grapes of Wrath. It's a prerequisite viewing here in Oklahoma.
  10. Dan S.

    Dan S. New Member

    Too many to narrow down,

    most Chaplin films
    Singin' In The Rain
    Citizen Kane(just saw last year :oops: )

    to name a few that stand out.
  11. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

    Comedy-wise, it was "Bringing Up Baby."
  12. Allen

    Allen New Member War Zone Member

    Besides Sunset Boulevard and Double Indemnity (which I mentioned in the other thread):

    Singin' in the Rain
    The Third Man

    I'm too old, so none of the greatest Hitchcock classics qualify.
    :( :wink:
  13. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel New Member

    I couldn't put my finger on one specific title, but (at an earlier age) as I began to delve deeper into earlier films I realized that so many things that felt fresh (in terms of contemporary films) were actually quite derivative of older works. One specific example is Body Heat which (while I still really enjoy) was knocked back a notch or two when I finally viewed Double Indemnity.

    I still recall seeing some of the older classics on television growing up, so there wasn't one moment of epiphany for me that I can really focus upon.

    - Walter.
  14. Michael M

    Michael M Active Member


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  15. Hayes Preston

    Hayes Preston Member

    I can't remeber a single moment or movie, as I remember seeing many revivals as I was growing up.

    One that sticks out was Lawrence of Arabia restored in 70mm
  16. Drew Mitten

    Drew Mitten New Member

    I also forgot about Grease!!!!
  17. Alfer

    Alfer New Member


  18. Dan S.

    Dan S. New Member

    Delta Force 2 is from before you were born? I thought Drew M. was the youngin here.
  19. Drew Mitten

    Drew Mitten New Member

    I'm glad to know I am not the only one.
  20. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    Ooops! I misread the gist of the exercise here... :D

    Yup lil Drew is the youngest ...I was born when the Beatles showed up on our shores... :D

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