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Old 11-25-2017, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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I am big fan on old movies and can help to notice the difference in behavior btw the old society vs the new one. What in your opinion has caused that?
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Old 11-25-2017, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I am big fan on old movies and can help to notice the difference in behavior btw the old society vs the new one. What in your opinion has caused that?
You are right. No more refinement. No class today . Our society has become full of low life behavior,u using foul language and the breaking down of our morality.

Hollywood sleaze has broken down all decency and they have no limits or standards. It has become THE NEW NORMAL to be foul mouthed, using sex in the worse way possible as so called comedians sprew there garbage ,and it is all so acceptable. That is the sad thing of how far our society has fallen.
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:26 AM
 
Location: SGV
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I am big fan on old movies and can help to notice the difference in behavior btw the old society vs the new one. What in your opinion has caused that?
When the Beatles came along with their relatively long hair. Damn hippies and their rock n roll!
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:31 AM
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Location: Here and now.
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People who expect real life to be like the movies probably do not help.
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Old 11-25-2017, 06:27 AM
 
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Movies are a fantasy. Truth is, there was just as much classless behavior then as there is now.
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Old 11-25-2017, 06:33 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Movies are a fantasy. Truth is, there was just as much classless behavior then as there is now.
True, but in my youth classless behavior wasn't admired, let alone celebrated.
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Old 11-25-2017, 06:33 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Isn't much of the perception that society is decaying due to people instantly seeing just about every occurrence, big and small? And if that's the case, since there are so many various occurrences that happen, it's also human nature to focus on the ones that cause fear and anger.

There were certainly lots of rotten things going on decades and centuries ago that certainly would have horrified people, but they weren't recorded and distributed in real time and thrown in peoples' faces to manipulate them through fear and the desire of the modern "media" to generate revenue at any cost necessary.

Having access to so much information so quickly seems to narrow perspectives away from having a healthy view of this, so it manufactures a self fulfilling prophecy when it's the negative things that are focused on. Which leads to bad knee jerk reactions and decisions, which leads to more problems, etc.

More directly to the OPs point, even Andy Griffith acknowledged that his show and the depictions of Mayberry weren't even real at the time it was made and that real problems took more than a half hour to solve even 50+ years ago.

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Old 11-25-2017, 06:38 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I adore old movies- everything from the silents to the Golden Age.

But, they're not documentaries. They're fantasies made on a studio backlot, played out by actors with carefully cultivated looks, skills and elocution.

If you really want a glimpse of life of yesteryear, some old newspapers capture both the best and worst of society.

You'll find that some things haven't really changed.
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:29 AM
 
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You are right. No more refinement. No class today . Our society has become full of low life behavior,u using foul language and the breaking down of our morality.

Hollywood sleaze has broken down all decency and they have no limits or standards. It has become THE NEW NORMAL to be foul mouthed, using sex in the worse way possible as so called comedians sprew there garbage ,and it is all so acceptable. That is the sad thing of how far our society has fallen.
+1 OP is right. Good topic. I see it too. I have to wonder if people are influenced by what they see on TV whether they admit it or not. Particularly children whom TV has become their babysitter. If this weren't true, brainwashing techniques wouldn't be so effective.

I have been following the Weinstein scandal since it started. Based on recent articles a side effect is now the Hollywood big wigs are starting to become reflective and think about their message.

There are few movies that you can sit and watch with your grandparents that were made recently. One fairly recent one that comes to mind is "The Notebook". It's played over and over on various networks. Some networks want to promote a family values message and there isn't much out there. They seem to have no choice but to take the few movies that are made and put them on repeat. Shows me there is a market for it.
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Guam
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True, but in my youth classless behavior wasn't admired, let alone celebrated.
This is exactly right, and the real take away from an observation such as this.
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