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do you still watch old films even if they are 'dated'

i think if a film is dated it gives the film a vintage quality and more appealing, especially to me anyway. i don't like anything new and modern being put out now, i prefer old films right back to the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s..those are my era's for films/entertainment.
I've been watching the old black white Dark Shadows series for quite awhile now. At least 2 years! I watch one episode every morning and am on something like episode 743. There's over 1,300 episodes, so I have a way to go! It's my morning ritual.
DrWatson · 70-79, M
@Mardrae I was in high school when that show debuted. My girlfriend was a big fan .

One day, I was listening to her and her friends talking about all these bizarre things that were happening to people who I assumed they knew. I was aghast at how glibly they were talking about it.

Finally I asked, " Who are these people? Neighbors of yours?"

They laughed when they realized what that conversation must have sounded like to me! They then explained that they were talking about Dark Shadows!
@DrWatson 😂 that's hilarious!
JohnnyNoir · 56-60, M
I still watch silent films
OctoberEyes · 26-30, M
Some movies benefit from their age.

The spaghetti western trilogy from Ennio Morricone hold up really well. They use exaggerated techniques that you don’t often see in movies today, but still effective cinema.
Blondily · F
Yes I do! I love watching old films because we can peek into the past and see how things looked back then, how better the acting was, etc. I just love them. Makes you feel like you've gone back in time. 😊
Thevy29 · 36-40, M
Dated is a weird term. Classic is my preferred.

Besides. Arsenic and Old lace, starring Cary Grant, is nearly 80 years old and still as funny now as it was back then.
@Thevy29 I pull that movie out every year as part of my Halloween viewing. It never gets old.
IM5688 · 61-69, M
Many of the old films, even the ones that never became classics, were extremely well done and had stars that actually had talent. I still enjoy them.
DrWatson · 70-79, M
@IM5688 And they had good dialogue. They were written like plays.
JSul3 · 70-79
Some of the greatest movies in the history of cinema come from the silent era all the way to the 1950s and even to today.

"Dated" is a poor term to use, IMO.
Want to fully understand the role of the director? Watch older films . They are responsible for the great visuals and sounds.

Pretzel · 61-69, M
I'm doing a deep dive into the old black and white movies on youtube - I love this stuff
Herpet · 46-50, M
Quality films from then are being shown again for a reason, and are often worth seeing.
id rather watch a silent black n white than a modern day crapola fest loaded with CGI
DrWatson · 70-79, M
My wife and I enjoy old black and white movies.
Musicman · 61-69, M
Even the 30's and 40's had some good films too. 🙂
SubstantialKick · 31-35, M
I guess it depends on just how dated it looks. Some old films have special effects that haven't aged very well which makes it really hard to enjoy.
@SubstantialKick true to a point
DrWatson · 70-79, M
@SubstantialKick I find those old special effects fascinating to watch. It took a great deal of originality to figure out how to make them work. Sure, they are not as realistic as modern computerized effects, but I am more in awe of the old ones. To me, computer graphics are too easy to be impressive. But using a rotating piece of cloth blown by a fan to depict a tornado in the Wizard of Oz was brilliant!
SubstantialKick · 31-35, M
@DrWatson Oh yeah, some old movies like the early Star Wars films really pulled it off, to where the special effects still look good today.
AbbySvenz · F
Old movies are the best
ticklerguy · M
@AbbySvenz Agreed :)
In some ways. There's a lot of 80's movies I really enjoy because of their campiness and storylines, especially in the sci-fi and horror genres. I'll go through some older movies just to enjoy some of the nostalgia, especially old cars (that were new when the movie was made).
Dino11 · M

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Piper · 61-69, F
Yes, I still watch watch and enjoy many old films. I also like and enjoy many movies that were made in the 90's and fairly recently.
deadgerbil · 22-25, M
Absolutely not. I'll break out in hives
RedBaron · M
Generally ones I haven’t previously seen.
Yes! Often they're good, or have core memories for me
HotPizza71 · 51-55, M
70s if I do

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