Do you remember when a movie won an Oscar it was considered a classic?
Remember Ben Hur, Lawrence Of Arabia, On The Waterfront, Some Like It Hot and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest…wait…there’s more…Casablanca, Gone With The Wind, The God Father and The Deer Hunter.
Can you name the Best Picture Oscar winner for each of the last ten years How do they compare with the classic movies of yester year.
What about the Best Actor in a movie. How do they compare?
Jack Nicholson is a great actor and Anthony Hopkins takes some beating. Many stars of today are great at turning their movies into bumper profits.
Tom Cruise maybe not the best actor, but undoubtedly a winner in every film in which he stars. Clint Eastwood is a proven success as a director and an actor. Brad Pitt has style and is a good actor and director.
These are perhaps choices of the past, and of course today’s actors are superb. It is not the stars or actors, it is the dross of quantity of movie. They are churned out en masse with out quality of the films of the past.
In the lead up to next month’s Oscars could you pick a winner from the selection of films made in the past twelve months. Is there a Mad Mad World in there somewhere…another Deer Hunter, Around The World in 80 Days or The Great Escape?
I think not , but maybe you think differently.
by Helena Bryanlith