NYT's Top 25 Movies Since 2000

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Re: NYT's Top 25 Movies Since 2000

Unread post by JFK » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:29 am

I live in the world of instant access I barely could even dream of then, when a Buster Keaton movie playing at the film society was like the circus's once-a-year visit..
I remember reading everything I could about a movie before catching it at a revival house or at a festival -
by doing so, plots were spoiled and surprises were ruined, but I never expected I'd have a chance
at seeing the films again, and I didn't want to "miss anything." Before the advent of the VHS and DVD,
at screenings of rarely seen films, I often felt more a witness than an audience member, trying
to memorize, rather than simply enjoy, what I was seeing.

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Re: NYT's Top 25 Movies Since 2000

Unread post by Frederica » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:55 am

2 Reel wrote:Don't you imagine that the "test of time" will surely put his ace card on the table eventually? The world seems to proactively save only those films that deeply touch people with timeless and inspiring themes that transcend generations.
Or Son of the Sheik. :D

There are films that have topical resonance, are important for as long as an issue is relevant and then tend to fade from memory. I don't count them as lesser efforts. It's just a function of collective memory.
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Unread post by drednm » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:14 am

I think our "collective memory" has developed Alzheimer's.
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Re: NYT's Top 25 Movies Since 2000

Unread post by 2 Reel » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:35 pm

Mike Gebert is so right! Since everything in life seems to travel in strange yet full circles, I suspect we'll end up, after the asteroid hits, with no electricity anywhere, and our nighttime entertainment will once again be verbal stories illustrated with hand-shadow puppets cast by the flame from a burning log flickering against the side of our cave dwellings. I'm trying to visualize Gone With The Wind in hand-shadows.
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