The Modern Classic

What makes a film a classic? This article would examine what elements from "classic" films made them so, and if these elements exist in any modern movies. The purpose would be to determine if the idea of a classic movie is dead, or if we’re just not removed enough from modern films to tell.

  • What a great article idea. I suggest looking at films such as Casablanca or Breakfast at Tiffany's for instance. I would also build on the question and ask what the interpretation of classic is/should be. Does it mean old? old school? old-fashioned? Is an old movie automatically considered a classic? Is it the values portrayed in the film that make it a classic? If so, what values are viewed as classic? – MariaSK88 9 years ago

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