classic movies are long gone.

India
June 5, 2011 5:51am CST
today its really rare to see any classic movies filled with emotions and drama,I think people have begun to love more 3d action movies ,horror and animated comedies , may be today's people loves to see more massacre and killings.I don't understand why it is changing like this.
10 responses
@petersum (4525)
• United States
5 Jun 11
Well the definition of a classic movie is certainly changing! I find that the best storylines, emotions, and realism are actually found in the animated movies of Dreamworks and Pixar. Looking back to the original classics, they seem so dated and staged now. What did we see in them?
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@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
5 Jun 11
You do have a point there. The Toy Story movies are just loaded with the grab-you-by-the-throat emotional scenes. The best and excellent acting didn't look dated and staged but I think a lot of the 'oldness' was in the camera work. Technology has advanced so far that now we don't have any time lags that made the acting seem so stilted. Even a tenth of a second would transfer to the final scene and we would see it as a lag.
5 Jun 11
I agree about the PIXAR films. They tell engaging stories in a wonderfully entertaining way. 'Wall-e' is one of my favourites. It is really an old-fashioned love story played out by robots. I found it warm, funny and very thought-provoking. PIXAR rules!
5 Jun 11
By the way, I have an all-singing-all-dancing 'Wall-e' toy that I bought from a local charity shop for £3! He sounds just like he did in the film and really makes me laugh when he 'does his thing'!
5 Jun 11
What is lacking in films today is good storytelling. I love a good old-fashioned yarn well told by interesting characters. You can keep all the explosions, car-crashes and bullets flying around! One colourful one that comes to mind is 'King Solomon's Mines', with the great Stewart Granger. It's a terrific exciting story with a wonderful unexpected ending. It looks and sounds fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
6 Jun 11
I've only seen the re-make with Richard Chamberlain. That had explosions and stuff but was really only made as weak follow up to Indiana Jones.
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
7 Jun 11
I love classic movies. Ones from 30's, 40's, 50's. One movie made now that I think has the same feel is The King's Speech. I loved that film. And, when I watched, I even thought it seemed a lot like it could have been made back in the 40's. Old fashioned, and not just because it was an historical film.
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
You can always rent, buy, or download movies. It's not a problem, my cousin does this often whenever she wants to watch dramas.
@lazybug (273)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
Movies today are about money and movie stars. Producers dwell on the name of the actors and the money they generate and on movies that caught the superficial interest of the people. People today do not care about serious stuff that's why they want dense, light script, simple storyline movies that is not existent in the real world.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
6 Jun 11
One of the things I like about the Classics is that they allow you to use your imagination. One of the best seductions scene is in the John Wayne movie "In Harms Way". His girlfriend nurse is waiting for him when he returns to his quarters. She informs him that she will be shipping out in a few days. She asks him if this means that they will not see each other in the foreseeable future. He replies yes and she asks him if he wants to leave it that way. He then picks up a phone and calls his roommate and asks if he can bunk out tonight. The camera then swings to the Nurse and you see her slip off one shoe. The next scene is on a troop ship. I agree the classics are the best. Give me a good movie with Bogart or Errol Flynn in it and you ahve a good movie.
@JodeneB (177)
• United States
5 Jun 11
that is true! whiile the action packed & 3d movies are cool, i do miss the old classic movies. the movies of the 80's or the one;s with dorris day & rock hudson. they definitely don't make them like they used to. but they make nothing like they used to. everything is cheap now. people's attention spans are shorter too. too many people are glued to the television. maybe that's why they make today's movies they way they do....
@NYRican (82)
• United States
5 Jun 11
It is sad that the film industry nowadays is only concerned with profit. I agree with yoyo most of the movies made now are targeted to kids, teens and young adults. Real classic movies, like musicals where actors had to not just act but also sing and dance, are little to nonexistent in todays films. I enjoy watching todays movies but the old classic ones are #1 to me because they weren't as fake as todays films, where you can't tell at times if it's real or computer graphics. I know the special effects from back in the days weren't as great as todays but that's how much more work had to be put into them. Some great examples that still look great are The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and there's many more.
• Philippines
5 Jun 11
I think most of the film makers only cares about profit. I also love watching classic movies which is rich in emotions, but also I love movies which are rich in special effects and storyline.
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
5 Jun 11
They're doing what makes the most money. And the demographics are pointing to the teens and young adults so that's who they are trying to market to. It's a shame that there aren't any good movies being made anymore. I miss them.