Dancin_In_Anson: Dang...there are some really good movies on that list.
bearded clamorer: 'A Clockwork Orange' was released in Dec.1971
Confabulat: And I've never seen any of those movies. They sound dull.
SauronWasFramed: /the problem with older movies is that they are dated
gfid: SauronWasFramed: /the problem with older movies is that they are datedSome movies withstand the test of time. So what if they took place over 40 years ago? The plot could still hold up. The movie could be made well. I actually like movies from the '70s - well some of them. Some movies today kind of suck.
Lando Lincoln: Not truly nostalgic, no. If you didn't live through those times but grew up with parents that did and basically didn't escape the 70's, then you could get nostalgic for the 70's in a way, but it's just not the same.The 70's were not good. Muscle cars were turning to shiat, people were getting tired of union corruption, oil prices skyrocketing, disco freely roamed the land, horrid fashions that could only be tolerated with copious amounts of drugs...the only thing that saved us were the great movies that came out in that decade, and some truly great rock albums, too many to mention.
gfid: Some movies withstand the test of time. So what if they took place over 40 years ago? The plot could still hold up.
Dancin_In_Anson: bearded clamorer: 'A Clockwork Orange' was released in Dec.1971 One of my faves on the list...[cdn2-b.examiner.com image 600x330]
Gary-L: 1975 -- Jaws./Thread//Someone please get the lights
Gecko Gingrich: As a white, land-owning, heterosexual, male WASP, I'm nostalgic for the 19th Century.
InterruptingQuirk: You said white twice, you must own stock in sunscreen too.
RoyHobbs22: Gary-L: 1975 -- Jaws./Thread//Someone please get the lightsThat was simply setting the table for the best year of movies ever - 1976
Generation_D: Kudos to that Mad Magazine parody though. How else do you think kids back then kept up with R rated movies?
DanInKansas: The Fark Science Compliance Squad will jump on my ass if I suggest reincarnation, so I will just say that many of us have an unreasonably strong call to an era in the past or distant past. One day you'll just be minding your own business, trolling through the internet or the library and then bam! -- find a culture and time in history where things like art, the literature, the architecture, etc., seem to resonate with you in a way that the times you're in don't.Thus a really cool obsession is born.
flaminio: Generation_D: Kudos to that Mad Magazine parody though. How else do you think kids back then kept up with R rated movies?Mad Magazine also did a parody of Midnight Cowboy, which was rated X upon its release. In the age before internets, how did they expect kids to see the source material, and therefore get the jokes?The early 70s were definitely a golden age of cinema. Political correctness hadn't yet taken hold (Blazing Saddles would be unmakeable today), and the summers weren't yet defined by the blockbuster.
Grey Street: Check out 1984's list:AmadeusBachelor PartyBeverly Hills CopsBlood SimpleFootlooseGhostbustersGremlinsIndiana Jones and the Temple of DoomThe Karate KidThe NaturalThe NeverEnding StoryA Nightmare on Elm StreetOnce Upon a Time in AmericaPurple RainRed DawnRepo ManRevenge of the NerdsRomancing the StoneSixteen CandlesSplashStar Trek IIIThe TerminatorThis is Spinal TapTop SecretI was only 2, so unfortunately had to enjoy all of these many years later.
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