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 ?