Davey the Fat Boy wrote:It is amazing how few films actually aspire to be truly cinematic anymore. We don’t have many moments in modern films like the ones you describe here, or seeing Peter O’Toole alone in the vastness of the desert. You forget the potential power of the medium.
Many classic cinematic moments, such as the two mentioned here, are that way due to the size of the screen. Movies moving more towards television, computers, and even cellphones naturally seems like it would change things. I agree that many of the greatest filmic moments have to do with slow pacing, so fast-paced movies won't be able to achieve that kind of thing.