” Old Movies ” / Vintage Movies – food for thought

How do you define an old / classic / vintage movie ? I don’t think ” Love Story “, ” The  Blue Lagoon “, ” Taxi Driver “, ” Forrest Gump “, ” The Shawshank Redemption ” , ” Good Morning Vietnam ” Or ” Blade Runner ” really count as ” vintage ” yet.

Honestly, I’m writing a fairly short post here, while I work on another one ( Mostly on how to frame it ), just to keep my mojo in motion.

” Cleopatra ” is / was one of the best.

” Lost Horizon ” ( & its musical mini – series version in the late 70’s ( ? ) ) helped stimulate an interest in Tibetan / Himalayan culture in the real world.

” Raiders of the Lost Ark ”  Not REALLY vintage, but an homage to classic adventure movies.

” Soylent Green ” – Possibly vintage. Also prophetic with allusions to climate change.

Just about anything with John Wayne.

” Hawaii “, ” The Hawaiians ” – Definitely vintage.

” Fiddler on the Roof “.

” The Magnificent Seven ” based on ” Seven Samurai ” by Kurosawa.

Pretty much all vintage – Never mind that most were created during a somewhat more racist, Americana / Eurocentric, naive time, with plenty of preconceived notions about other cultures & peoples. Still a pretty much iconic part of popular culture.

& the poster art is quite interesting as well.

What makes a movie ” classic ” in your opinion, in addition to age ?

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Author: danielrappletonyahoocom

Science - fiction, fantasy, horror & suspense ( But not really " nerd / geek " material ), armchair cultural anthropologist, interested in archaeology ( Although the closest I've been to an actual dig - site was Pinson Mounds outside Memphis ), & interested in the obscure, strange or sometimes things that would bore or put off other people.

4 thoughts on “” Old Movies ” / Vintage Movies – food for thought”

    1. I liked ” Raiders “, ” Temple of Doom “, ” Last Crusade “. Did NOT care much for ” Kingdom of the Crystal Skull “. Ancient astronauts – Stargate did that already.
      I liked ” Powder ” & ” Phenomenon “, even though the former’s producer & director was a pedophile, & the latter had John Travolta, Scientology rep.
      Still working on the post I mentioned. I want to do more than slap up a bunch of images & a link, since I know / am acquainted with the artist.

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  1. I wouldn’t call many of those titles vintage, but I would say they’re classics. Raiders of the Lost Ark is definitely a classic. Vintage, in my book, is something like a Humphrey Bogart film or anything noire. But that’s my opinion. Love the old movies!

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    1. Yeah, there is a difference between classic & vintage although some films can be both. ” Raiders “, ” Blade Runner “, ” The Shawshank Redemption “, ” Forrest Gump ” & ” Schindler’s List ” are classic. ” Cleopatra “, ” The Maltese Falcon “, ” The Golem “, ” Metropolis ” & ” Seven Samurai ” are vintage “. & maybe classic as well.
      I think Patrick Stewart’s version of ” A Christmas Carol “, which I haven’t seen in years, is definitely a classic.

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