Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby Goat Boy » 23 Aug 2017, 13:34

True but there is also something to be said for having less choice I think.
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Postby kewl klive » 23 Aug 2017, 13:39

Yes, you just need a way to navigate though it.
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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby Goat Boy » 23 Aug 2017, 13:40

Somebody get me Alex Cox on the phone!!!


Is he not some kind of conspiracy nut these days?
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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby kewl klive » 23 Aug 2017, 13:42

You can probably get him on Facebook :)

Oi Alex, what should I watch?
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Postby kewl klive » 23 Aug 2017, 13:46

The government, man
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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby Goat Boy » 23 Aug 2017, 13:51

I see Mark Cousins a bit in Edinburgh.

The last time I saw him he was wearing cycling shorts and looked like a total twat
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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby kewl klive » 23 Aug 2017, 13:58

Did he have a fannypack?
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Postby kewl klive » 23 Aug 2017, 13:58

I don't know, his shorts weren't that tight.
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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 24 Aug 2017, 16:24

I watched The Big Combo (1955) on YouTube yesterday evening. Great, great film noir.

When 18-24 years old, esp. German public TV showed such pics often. Then I enjoyed the swift pace, the atmosphere, the good vs. evil thing, in a rather naïve way. It goes with that age.

Now it was different. Actually I was more impressed with the ugliness and sleaziness of the world of crime then I was way back then. Appalling, and the creeps torturing the police lieutenant with loud noises was such an effective scene - more repulsive than many expressions of explicit violence in modern movies, IMHO.

Perhaps this stuff is too simple, or technically deficient, or 'old' as in 'uninteresting' for millenials?

Are there millenials who read real and difficult literature for pleasure?

What is it with that peculiar age bracket?

Are they on drugs all of the time?
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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 24 Aug 2017, 16:29

Goat Boy wrote:
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This is true. But what's sad is the fact that they won't ever find anything much accidentally.

When you and I were kids, we only had a few channels...and generally what was on most of them didn't appeal directly to us. So we'd watch whatever was on. I wasn't specifically interested in Jimmy Cagney movies, and nobody I trusted my age told me to seek them out. They were just the only thing on sometimes - so I watched them.

Today's young person has more choice than any generation ever. But they also have the freedom to choose to watch Zombieland again.


I was thinking about this the other day and the lack of decent movies on terrestrial telly.

Growing up we only had 4 channels, a vhs recorder and the video shop where my folks would go maybe once a week and that was it. If you were hungry for movies you’d take what you could get but then terrestrial TV also catered for movie lovers back then – I’m talking the 80s and 90s here. You’d actually get a real range of films – from newer blockbuster stuff to art house, cult films, obscure stuff etc and it was all free. When you look at freeview these days – in the UK anyway - the choice is so limited. Film 4 shows some decent stuff but that’s about it (occasionally you’ll get something good on Horror).

You also had shows that curated films for you like Moviedrome which seems like an old fashioned concept these days when everybody is their own critic, free to pick and choose what they want. Because you were into films you’d watch what was shown, even if it was something you’d never heard of. So I remember watching Q: The Winged Serpent but also Belle De Jour and spaghetti westerns and so on.

Zombieland is actually really fun by the way.

I loved Moviedrome
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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 24 Aug 2017, 16:55

Post cut off there ...
I loved Moviedrome. I discovered The Andromeda Strain through that and was captivated by Alex Cox's analysis of it. I learnt much of the language of film through that series.
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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby joklend » 24 Aug 2017, 17:25

"Millennial" is marketing-speak astrology masquerading as social analysis. Fuck it.

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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby The Great Defector » 24 Aug 2017, 17:40

joklend wrote:"Millennial" is marketing-speak astrology masquerading as social analysis. Fuck it.



So people who read horoscopes?
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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby PENK » 24 Aug 2017, 19:13

"Millennial" doesn't really mean anything. If you look it up some will define it as people born in the '80s, others as people born around the turn of the century... bollocks to it.
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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 24 Aug 2017, 22:19

PENK wrote:"Millennial" doesn't really mean anything. If you look it up some will define it as people born in the '80s, others as people born around the turn of the century... bollocks to it.


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Actually, you are spot on!

A millenial is, however the age bracket, someone who:

1. suffers from 'fear of commitment', not present in any real diagnosis. It just means: I want to stay forever young, I don't want to make lasting promises to another person, and modern science will assist me in staying always attractive (plastic surgery, multivitamins, the gym), and forever fantasizing about what might have been, if not my parents had all these, er..., 'issues' of themselves

2. suffers from 'the stress that comes with having to choose, to select which smartphone, which designer garbage, and which barista they should spend truckloads of money on, and put themselves in insolvable debts for the rest of their mortal lives for'

Which both are despicable lies to oneself. No one chooses his or her parents, and no one can claim that life is unliveable without mad shopping sprees.

Millennials will be 50 years of age, when the finally realize that climate change won't allow them to become 60. But their emotional stagnation leads to exteme denial, and cognitive dissonance. So they will purchase a Fender Telecaster and a music kit, they will become members of some vague commune, and they will play the whole of Hotel California, at one of their pagan rituals.
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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 24 Aug 2017, 22:37

One would assume millennials are all under 17 years old. Otherwise we're all millennials.
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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby Sneelock » 25 Aug 2017, 00:42

(take a long swig off the bottle)
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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 25 Aug 2017, 09:40

Sneelock wrote:(take a long swig off the bottle)
friends, romans, country-men, millennial your ear!


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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby Tactful Cactus » 25 Aug 2017, 09:54

K wrote:One would assume millennials are all under 17 years old. Otherwise we're all millennials.


Different definitions (Its probably like 'hipster' - it means whatever you want it to mean) -- but I read it as born after 1980 (Gen X being the previous generation)

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Re: Millennials Don't Really Care About Classic Movies

Postby Goat Boy » 25 Aug 2017, 10:29

I thought it was early 80s to the mid 90s roughly speaking.
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