Overrated classic films?

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  1. cheygriz

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    Did anyone have to suffer through "How Green Was My Valley?"
    What a waste!
     
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    I'm sorry, thought the title of this thread was, "harmless movies that are being pulled from must watch shelves because we shouldn't show police presence in schools anymore".
     
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    My 19 year old son wanted to see Rocky, so I got the DVD from dvd.com. We were all laughing at how bad the movie was.
     
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    I thought the Revenant was pretty awful despite the wide acclaim.
     
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    “Overrated CLASSIC films”

    :D
     
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    Pertaining only to The Godfather, I’ve no idea how a viewer could follow it without having read the book... the history of each character is missing in the movie...
     
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    yeah, I think some here need a definition of "Classic".
    Definition of classic
    (Entry 1 of 2)

    1a: serving as a standard of excellence : of recognized valueclassic literary worksa classic case study on hysteria
    b: TRADITIONAL, ENDURINGclassic designs
    c: characterized by simple tailored lines in fashion year after yeara classic suit
    2: of or relating to the ancient Greeks and Romans or their culture : CLASSICAL
    3a: historically memorablea classic battle
    b: noted because of special literary or historical associationsParis is the classic refuge of expatriates
    4a: AUTHENTIC, AUTHORITATIVEa classic study of eyewitness accounts
    b: TYPICALa classic example of chicanerya classic error
     
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    Thanks for that definition. I wasn’t sure what “classic” meant. So would you provide us with a list of “acceptable classic movies” so we don’t offend your sense of what classic is? lol
     
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    Rebel Without a Cause was awful in my opinion. It had Natalie Wood for some eye candy and James Dean for the ladies, but the acting is poor and over the top. It's boring. Stupid plot.
     
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    But you have to remember one thing here, these were the in movies back in their day! They were it! We looked at things differently then and not the same today.
    When I saw Easy Rider I was a kid, today I think wow what a stink bomb!
    The Godfather,,,,,When it came out I loved it ! The great film of the day! Now I see any of them they bore me.
    They do deserve their places in film history though.
    Blazing Saddles and Animal still makes me laugh but have seen them enough....boring!
    Different tastes at different times...
     
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    Ok, I have a VERY LIBERAL friend who has lived in LA some 40 years now. He is an I guess, part-time actor. Never scored anything big to my knowledge, but he is a WALKING ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MOVIES! Very smart in most things. I am not quite that good but I LOVE MOVIES.
    We have had an ongoing argument for years.
    In a nutshell, I say MUSIC AND ART ARE IN THE EYES AND EARS OF THE BEHOLDER. He says,
    NO! THAT CHEAPENS ART AND MAKES IT COMMON! He is NOT WRONG, but he is not totally right either. He has a point, but only barely.

    Guys, Art is subjective. What YOU HATE or like I think is stupid. What I like or hate you think I am a fool.
    Who is right?
    Nobody, and neither.
    The beauty of art and I am encluding movies because that is art, is that there is something for EVERYONE if you look for it.
    If you pushed me into a corner and made me name my most favorite movie of all time......wait for it!



    JEREMIAH JOHNSON! I have loved that movie since I first saw it in the theater, years ago. It is my favorite. It had everything. Funny, serious, romance, adventure.....etc. etc.

    I loved it and still do. I LOVE a lot of movies, some people here have trashed. I don't know. Maybe, I am crazy, but it seems to me that if you limit your taste you limit yourself. I like Opera too, so there you go. LOL!

    " Indians put you here? "(pff pffff) " WELL, IT WERENT MORMONS!"
     
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    Great movie!
     
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    YESSSSSS! LOL!
     
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    Both that and the Maltese Falcon.

    Plus:
    Rebel Without a Cause
    East of Eden
    Psycho
    Pretty much all other Hitchcock movies
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Doctor Zhivago
    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    The African Queen (the book was much better)
    and on and on
     
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    Well, Mother Gue never raised such a foolish child!
     
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    'Tweren't Mormons!
     
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