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Old 08-20-2018, 07:41 AM
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Those old horror movies

This is a post about vintage and classic horror movies in general, not some particular movie.

I'm happy to some people still want to see old black-and-white horror movies. Somebody has observed that while we are living in a time when there is more opportunity than ever to watch old movies in good restorations, interest in old movies among the young is pretty low.

My friend Eloise says that when one of her children comes into the living room and finds her watching a movie, they just walk right out again.

Well, "Kids today have no appreciation for the finer things in life. Too bad for them." --Mr. Natural. Indeed, too bad for them. What a shame.
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:01 AM
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This is a post about vintage and classic horror movies in general, not some particular movie.

I'm happy to some people still want to see old black-and-white horror movies. Somebody has observed that while we are living in a time when there is more opportunity than ever to watch old movies in good restorations, interest in old movies among the young is pretty low.

My friend Eloise says that when one of her children comes into the living room and finds her watching a movie, they just walk right out again.

Well, "Kids today have no appreciation for the finer things in life. Too bad for them." --Mr. Natural. Indeed, too bad for them. What a shame.
I think I'm one of the few younger people who actually likes some of the older movies and TV shows. Most people my age turn their noses up at that stuff, but I personally think that a lot of the new stuff that comes on TV nowadays is garbage.

I just don't get people who are around my age. They have bad taste in everything.
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:37 PM
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This is a post about vintage and classic horror movies in general, not some particular movie.

I'm happy to some people still want to see old black-and-white horror movies. Somebody has observed that while we are living in a time when there is more opportunity than ever to watch old movies in good restorations, interest in old movies among the young is pretty low.

My friend Eloise says that when one of her children comes into the living room and finds her watching a movie, they just walk right out again.

Well, "Kids today have no appreciation for the finer things in life. Too bad for them." --Mr. Natural. Indeed, too bad for them. What a shame.
Well, if her children walk in to her watching a movie, and then walk out to family room and watch a different movie, that is sad (as opposed to the kids walking outside to play some ball, which is good exercise!) There's very few films I wouldn't watch with my mom, as I watched an awful lot with her. We know how to talk about the film even during the film, which is an acquired skill.

Ever watch a film with someone who talks during the film as if they have no sense whatsoever as to when one can comment or ask a question? Where they will just talk over the film at most inappropriate times? And of course with some friends we can laugh our butts off with really well timed comments during a film. It's an artform.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:02 AM
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stupid me

Stupid me. I meant to write that the kids walk out when they see that the movie is in black and white.

I am encouraged by the replies, the way I am when I listen to a college radio station and realize that some kids really are interested in music that is not the latest pop crap.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:16 AM
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I have to wonder... when the young people today are in their 40's and 50's is anybody really going to remember anything special about their generation? The only thing to really come out for them was the internet and smart phones.

Every other decade from the 1920's to the 1990's had something memorable about it. Great classics and impressive subcultures trying to make a statement.

But now all we get are crappy remakes of great classics, pop singers who can't sing worth a damn without voice enhancers, annoying reality TV shows on every channel, fake news that you can't trust, and hipster wannabes and posers.
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Stupid me. I meant to write that the kids walk out when they see that the movie is in black and white.

I am encouraged by the replies, the way I am when I listen to a college radio station and realize that some kids really are interested in music that is not the latest pop crap.
I'm sorry, no, I got ya they were walking out because it was a black and white film; I was just going on my own tangent.

But yeah, lots of the films we watched were b/w. I always found them charming, I don't remember ever having a negative thought about them simply for being b/w. Of course from an early age I liked watching the old horror films on TV. More than that, I often watched films on our b/w TV, so there were films I assumed were b/w that were actually in color, like some Godzilla and some early Hammer films.
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:16 AM
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Sadly, VERY true. I always liked B/W films and it really didn't bother me...a good film is a good film, period!
Like You, Sculpt, my Mom and I watched all kinds of things which my wife and I do now. Our daughter likes many of the older titles as well.
A lot of younger viewers don't seem to know that CGI and ultra large budgets weren't always so prevalent and sometimes You had to make do with what You had.
I miss those days
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:20 AM
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I have to wonder... when the young people today are in their 40's and 50's is anybody really going to remember anything special about their generation? The only thing to really come out for them was the internet and smart phones.

Every other decade from the 1920's to the 1990's had something memorable about it. Great classics and impressive subcultures trying to make a statement.

But now all we get are crappy remakes of great classics, pop singers who can't sing worth a damn without voice enhancers, annoying reality TV shows on every channel, fake news that you can't trust, and hipster wannabes and posers.
I couldn't agree more!
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I couldn't agree more!
Yeah I mean even the 1990's had something special! Some great TV shows and movies came out of that decade and that was THE decade to be a kid. The cartoons we had on channels like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network were fantastic unlike the crap that kids get today.

Video games were very fun and people didn't care about the graphics back then because they all looked terrible, and when people wanted to play video games with their buddies they hung out at each other's houses and played 2 player mode instead of playing games online.

We also had the pleasure of eating whatever we wanted and drinking soda plus going to McDonald's and Burger King without the parents and schools getting so uptight about the dangers of kids eating good-tasting junk food.

This was also a time when Japanese animation didn't seem as weird as it does now but because they actually edited it for kids which was OK because we didn't know about it. We also had pokemon cards and yugioh cards and all that fun stuff.

I really miss the 90's hahaha!
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Yeah I mean even the 1990's had something special! Some great TV shows and movies came out of that decade and that was THE decade to be a kid. The cartoons we had on channels like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network were fantastic unlike the crap that kids get today.

Video games were very fun and people didn't care about the graphics back then because they all looked terrible, and when people wanted to play video games with their buddies they hung out at each other's houses and played 2 player mode instead of playing games online.

We also had the pleasure of eating whatever we wanted and drinking soda plus going to McDonald's and Burger King without the parents and schools getting so uptight about the dangers of kids eating good-tasting junk food.

This was also a time when Japanese animation didn't seem as weird as it does now but because they actually edited it for kids which was OK because we didn't know about it. We also had pokemon cards and yugioh cards and all that fun stuff.

I really miss the 90's hahaha!
Well, I was a kid in the 70s. No video games, but, lots of horror movies. On TV. VHS hadn't even been invented yet. LOL Yeah, I'm old.
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