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Old April 2 2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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Any under 30 classic film fans?

Are there any under 30 fans of classic films around here? Any of you like films from the '80s and older to the '30s or so and you like them more than because you think them cheesy or campy?

If so then please speak up and tell us why.
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Old April 2 2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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Re: Any under 30 classic film fans?

I can't say I am as of yet, as I've really only seen a few so-called classic films, but it's one of my summer projects actually. I'm planning to host a classic movie night with friends once a week, and have been looking for suggestions of what to view. Hopefully a mix of some of the legendary films with some lesser-known classics.
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Old April 2 2010, 07:01 PM   #3
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Re: Any under 30 classic film fans?

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Are there any under 30 fans of classic films around here? Any of you like films from the '80s and older to the '30s or so and you like them more than because you think them cheesy or campy?

If so then please speak up and tell us why.
Does "Star Wars (1977)" count?
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Old April 2 2010, 07:29 PM   #4
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Re: Any under 30 classic film fans?

Oh, I love classic films... Chaplin, Keaton, Ingmar Bergman, the classic Universal horror films, Harryhousen films, the Thin Man series, you name it.

My all time favorite film will always be 1950's Harvey, though that may be more for sentimental reasons than for its artistic merit. Love it all the same.

I'm 29, BTW.
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Old April 2 2010, 07:30 PM   #5
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Re: Any under 30 classic film fans?

Sure. I like movies produced pretty much any time from the 30s on (I'm afraid stuff from earlier is just too primitive for me to really get into, though). Casablanca and Dr. Strangelove are amongst my favourite movies, for instance. I also love classic Bond flicks, 70s blockbusters... lotsa stuff. When a movie was made doesn't affect my ability to enjoy it, generally speaking.

Oh, and I'm 23, for the record.
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Old April 2 2010, 07:31 PM   #6
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Re: Any under 30 classic film fans?

Zion Ravescene wrote: View Post
Warped9 wrote: View Post
Are there any under 30 fans of classic films around here? Any of you like films from the '80s and older to the '30s or so and you like them more than because you think them cheesy or campy?

If so then please speak up and tell us why.
Does "Star Wars (1977)" count?
Hell yes, it does.

So does Alien.

I also like Lawrence of Arabia and A Man for All Seasons.
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Old April 2 2010, 07:31 PM   #7
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Re: Any under 30 classic film fans?

I will happily watch any film from any era as long as the story, the characters and the actors are engaging.

I think the earliest film in my DVD collection is 1951's The Day the Earth Stood Still.
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Old April 2 2010, 07:32 PM   #8
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I'm 22, and I find myself enjoying cinema from any era. I like Citizen Kane and The Third Man as much as any recent picture (even more, in fact). It's true, that when it comes to silent cinema, I find myself mostly preferring comedies, but there are some exceptions.

My favorite period in American cinema, though, would be New Hollywood (approx. 1967-1980).
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Old April 2 2010, 07:36 PM   #9
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Re: Any under 30 classic film fans?

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Casablanca and Dr. Strangelove are amongst my favourite movies, for instance.
Oh, definitely!

If I had to choose my top ten favorite films based on artistic merit rather than nostalgia, films like Casablanca, Dr. Strangelove, The Great Dictator and The Seventh Seal would definitely make the list.
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Old April 2 2010, 08:06 PM   #10
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Today I popped in the DVD's for Dirty Harry and Casablanca.
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Old April 2 2010, 08:10 PM   #11
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Re: Any under 30 classic film fans?

I recently introduced my three year old daughter to The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad. She loved it, though she did think the cyclops was a bit scary. I still marvel at the sword fight with the skeleton... it amazing how well Harryhousen's work holds up.
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Old April 2 2010, 08:15 PM   #12
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I love classic films, especially 50's scifi. Here's a recent list of what I've watched.

It Came from Beneath the Sea
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Jason and the Argonauts
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Forbidden Planet
Earth vs. The Flying Saucers
Them!
The Black Hole
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Old April 2 2010, 08:25 PM   #13
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Re: Any under 30 classic film fans?

I'm 25... and I think it's a bit soon to call 80's films "classic." I entered this thread thinking Casablanca type classic... and I do very much like films from that era. I'm sure there was a lot of crap back then too but time seems to filter it out.

I'm not terribly hung up on when a movie was made, I just like films with good character and good stories that don't insult my intelligence.

Off the top of my head, "classic" favorites include All the King's Men, Casablanca, Brief Encounter, High Noon, the spaghetti westerns, 12 Angry Men, Sunset Blvd...

I'm also a big Kurosawa fan. My all time favorite movie is Ikiru (1952).

Oh, and I keep a list.
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Old April 2 2010, 08:35 PM   #14
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I will happily watch any film from any era as long as the story, the characters and the actors are engaging.

I think the earliest film in my DVD collection is 1951's The Day the Earth Stood Still.
I feel the same way about movies that you do. The earliest movie in my collection is 1929's ATLANTIC, an early take on the Titanic disaster.
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Old April 2 2010, 08:51 PM   #15
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I am under 30, and I also don't care when a movie is made. Quality entertainment will hold up over time. Some of my favorite movies come from the 1960s and 1980s.
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