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What films are only great because they’re time capsules?

A lot of films are only great because they represent the era in which they were made perfectly. Which films do you think are only great because they’re time capsules?

by Anonymousreply 33March 25, 2023 4:52 PM

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?

by Anonymousreply 1March 25, 2023 1:14 AM

2001: A space Odyssey.

by Anonymousreply 2March 25, 2023 1:16 AM

Logan’s Run.

by Anonymousreply 3March 25, 2023 1:18 AM

Saturday Night Fever

by Anonymousreply 4March 25, 2023 1:19 AM


by Anonymousreply 5March 25, 2023 1:20 AM

I’m not so sure Ghostbusters would be so renowned if it didn’t take place in 1980s New York.

by Anonymousreply 6March 25, 2023 1:21 AM

Working Girl

by Anonymousreply 7March 25, 2023 1:23 AM

None. Stupid category.

by Anonymousreply 8March 25, 2023 1:26 AM

Shawshank Redemption, Dances with Wolves

by Anonymousreply 9March 25, 2023 1:28 AM

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

by Anonymousreply 10March 25, 2023 1:28 AM

The Graduate

by Anonymousreply 11March 25, 2023 1:29 AM

Wall Street

by Anonymousreply 12March 25, 2023 1:30 AM


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by Anonymousreply 13March 25, 2023 2:13 AM

Cruisin, Easy Rider, Valley of the Dolls, Valley Girl, Dr. Strangelove

by Anonymousreply 14March 25, 2023 2:15 AM

[quote]What films are only great because they’re time capsules?

And then you had to type it again.

Oh, dear. Oh, dear.

Read it and [italic]try[/italic] to pierce the veil of thought.

by Anonymousreply 15March 25, 2023 2:21 AM

These movies are great, PERIOD: "The Graduate", "2001: A Space Odyssey". "Dr. Strangelove."

by Anonymousreply 16March 25, 2023 2:26 AM

R15 their, they’re, there.

by Anonymousreply 17March 25, 2023 2:28 AM

Singles (1992)

by Anonymousreply 18March 25, 2023 3:00 AM


by Anonymousreply 19March 25, 2023 3:02 AM

Mrs Miniver

by Anonymousreply 20March 25, 2023 3:54 AM

Rear Window

by Anonymousreply 21March 25, 2023 3:56 AM

Sunset Boulevard and Auntie Mame. Shows how different the beginning of the 50s was from the later years, same with the 60s, DRAMATICALLY different in just a few years. I can't get Natalie Wood vs Sharon Tate as great examples, but they're not films...but their work shows that statk comparison, ( Splendor vs. Fearless Vamp. Killers, only 5 yrs apart!)

by Anonymousreply 22March 25, 2023 4:25 AM

Reality Bites

by Anonymousreply 23March 25, 2023 11:04 AM

O.M.Gawd the idiocy.

For example R22. Sunset Boulevard is a GREAT FILM. The end.

Its greatness is not dependent on it being "a time capsule."


Carry on, dipshits.

by Anonymousreply 24March 25, 2023 11:17 AM


by Anonymousreply 25March 25, 2023 12:59 PM

Citizen Kane

by Anonymousreply 26March 25, 2023 1:03 PM

American Graffiti 1973

by Anonymousreply 27March 25, 2023 2:25 PM


Midnight Cowboy

To Sir With Love

by Anonymousreply 28March 25, 2023 3:54 PM

"Saturday Night Fever"

R26 loses by not knowing what the assignment is and not understanding film.

Another Proud Ignoramus - aesthetic equivalent of MAGA.

by Anonymousreply 29March 25, 2023 3:56 PM

"The Time Capsule"

So dated.

by Anonymousreply 30March 25, 2023 3:56 PM

Gone With The Wind. Yeah it had lots of pretty clothes, and terrifying footage from the civil war, and those colourful slaves giving lip to their masters. But it just drags on, and movie studios just weren't that good in the 1860s.

by Anonymousreply 31March 25, 2023 4:47 PM

Psycho. A lurid glimpse of 1960, a seedy time between 50s Americana and 60s counterculture. But otherwise of little interest, poorly written, and lousy performances.

by Anonymousreply 32March 25, 2023 4:51 PM

Peyton Place!

by Anonymousreply 33March 25, 2023 4:52 PM
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