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Old Movies Tell A Better Story
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Old Movies Tell A Better Story

Movie fans have an access to movies today that is nothing short of fantastic. They are available 24/7 and from everywhere. A few years ago it was HBO and cable channels. Now we can watch them on our computers. With all this technology, the quality of our movies should have progressed as well. At the very least, they should have stayed just as good. Unfortunately, they haven’t.

The movies that Hollywood cranks out today are naturally different than those filmed decades ago. Obviously, there have been many improvements. But with all of the special effects and talented actors, has the story writing improved? It is often acknowledged even by those in the movie industry that most of the films being churned out today are no good.

Why so many inferior movies are coming out of Hollywood could probably have a lot of reasons. And there’s no getting around the fact that most of them are at best second rate. According to some Hollywood insiders, many times a good movie is ruined because too many people have a say-so in the story. It is easy to see how this could destroy the plot and ruin the story altogether.

Another reason movies are not of the quality they should be has to do with Hollywood’s obsession with sensationalism. It often takes priority over a well-written script. The story is told of two movie makers that wanted to show a major Hollywood producer a film they were working on. The opening of this movie was of a car going over a cliff and they thought it would impress the producer. They sat in the theater with the producer and watched the opening scene where a speeding car drove off a cliff and exploded in a fiery crash at the bottom of a deep ravine. They waited for his reaction but he just sat there puffing on his cigar. Finally, he said, “Who’s in the car?”

That is the solution to Hollywood’s problem with movies. “Who’s in the car” is what gets our emotions and makes us say “Wow, that was a good movie.” If you’re a “Scarface”fan, was your heart pounding in the final moments of the film because of the shootout with the drug cartel, or because Tony Montana was in really bad trouble?

What’s a good way to know if a movie is worth watching? I only know of one way. If the name just won’t go away, (as in Forrest Gump), you’ll know someone really special is in that car.


Street Talk

Yes, AnnMarie, I know what you mean. I have seen many remakes that I was disappointed in. Maybe someday viewers will get weary of these types of movies and then they will change for the better.

Reply
  about 7 years ago
AnnMarie  

Hi Georgia, I sooooo agree with you. But one of problems is the lack of attention span in the viewers. Great old movies, even the black and white ones, relied heavily on dialogue. These days most viewers are addicted to action and get impatient or even bored it there is too much dialogue. For instance, the original version of Journey to the Center of the Earth was a phenomenal film. You got involved with the characters and their back-stories. The latest version with Brendan Frazier was just a kiddy action film. I was looking forward to it and when I saw it I was thoroughly disappointed. This is just sad.

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  about 7 years ago
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