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View Poll Results: Classic Movies vs Modern Movies
Classic Movies 8 80.00%
Modern Movies 2 20.00%
Voters: 10. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-17-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: illinois
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Which type of movie do you enjoy watching?
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Both. Either. I enjoy the movies I enjoy. Classic movies could mean older movies. Older movies that are classic. High Noon (1952), a classic western. THE western, imho, and ymmv. Takes place in near real time. Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly get married (that alone makes it a must see) and find out a the Miller gang, Lee Van Cleef, Sheb Wooley (they guy who sang and wrote The Purple People Eater) (and another) are arriving at noon with revenge on their mind, on the day that GC turns in his badge and plans to leave town, but is OBE (overcome by events). Classic.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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They still make movies?
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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Both. As much as people complain about current movies- and as much as I agree- I've enjoyed cinema from the last 10 years WAY more than music from the same period.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:21 PM
 
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I like old movies, they had a certain charm to them ,they also were about story telling and acting not about shaky camera work and 100 edits per minute or special effects or all the other things movies do now to keep that hyper teenager in the audience happy.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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I appreciate classic movies as the works of art they are and think it's amazing we can restore old film and present it in high definition but prefer to watch modern movies... and no, not modern movies with shaky camera work, over the top action, and 100 edits per minute.. I dislike that stuff.

You are right too many movies have that "ADD" feel to them... people need instant gratification these days. I can sit through a movie like "dances with wolves" the extended cut just fine, and that's a pretty extreme example.
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I watched a 2002 movie the other night called Blood Crimes with James Caan and Jonathan Schaech. I don't even know if it was in the movies, was originially on TV or went straight to video back then but I enjoyed it very much. On the other hand, I've never seen "It's A Wonderful Life," "Forrest Gump," "Dances With Wolves" or "The Shawshank Redemption" and probably never will. I thought "The Exorcist" was boring and never saw it all the way through but I really liked a horror movie I saw about two weeks ago called "The Barrens."

One of my favorite movies is, "The Departed." "Sound of Music" gets a thumbs up. "Wizard of Oz" and "Gone With the Wind" not so much. I love the movie "Notorious." That would be the old Ingrid Bergman Nazi movie not the one about Biggie Smalls

I've never seen a remake that was better than the original.

My final answer is, "I don't know."
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I've never seen a remake that was better than the original.
Did you realize that The Omega Man (1971) is a remake of The Last Man on Earth (1964), both based on the late Richard Matheson's novel I am Legend, written in 1954?
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:15 AM
 
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Classic movies!! (Movies before 2000 mostly as there ISNT MANY I LIKE made after 2000)
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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i like both.
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