I'm a classic movie and cult movie fan, but I had to turn off Clockwork Orange.
Taxi Driver is a good movie in the context of the time. Scorsese knows how to make movies and that's back in the day when De Niro was real dramatic actor. Before his Meet the Parents crap.
The younger generation out there have become so desensitized by movies like Saw, Hostel, Turistas, and modern CGI action/adventure exploitive garbage. To fully appreciate older movies you have to view them Tabula Rasa (blank slate). Don't go into it making comparisons to anything contemporary. People forget that in 1975 Jaws was so hardcore by movie standards of the time that people vomited and had to leave the theater. In 1973, The Exorcists had people leaving the theater having panic attacks and overwhelmed by the imagery. It was in mainstream news all across the country at the time. And this was a time when it was just becoming permissible to say "pregnant" on a broadcast television show. In 2008, your average teenager would probably giggle at those types of movies.
The further you go back in time, movies had more substance and plot development. They didn't have to technology to wow audiences with special effects, so they relied on a good well written plot. The movies and the actors back then also had a lot more class. The exception being B movies or spaghetti westerns, of course.
Now it's the opposite. Laughable and convoluted plots bolstered by CGI effects to create a shock factor. Completely unrealistic fight scenes in any action movie following the Matrix. That's when you respect guys like Jackie Chan who literally keep it real. Or directors like Michael Bay that still makes his actors perform the majority of their stunts in lieu of using CGI face replacement techniques. Making Shia LaBeouf stand precariously on the edge of a buidling to perform a scene critical to the movie. Not just shooting it against a blue screen and using CGI.
it was not a problem to bring money to his house at 10pm.so why is it a problem to call and bitch.it wasnt a problem when we were all sitting around smoking pot together.yes i said it we all were smoking pot together.what now stupid.
Last edited by Mustangman_2000; 12-02-2008 at 05:44 PM.