I am a huge fan of old movies. I can spend the entire day watching TCM or AMC to see Greta Garbo, Cary Grant, Joan Crawford, my girl Bette Davis and the rest. To me, old movies have an innocence about them even when the characters are being bad. They depict an elegance and style that is rarely shown in movies today. Now, don't get me wrong - - I love newer movies too! The special effects and believability of the characters are outstanding.
I like some older films, but I'm more into newer films. Anything from the 1960's up, which even in the 60's alot of those films would be "old movies".
I still enjoy older films, especially ones that seem unique for their time (mostly horror films) but with older romance or action films, they aren't what I grew up with and thus seem somewhat foreign to me, and unless the characters are engaging I might find it harder to keep an interest.
I think though with any film if I can't identify in someway with the protagonists, then I might have a harder time enjoying the film no matter when it was made.
Although it doesn't say he is on my profile, one of my favourite older directors is Akira Kurosawa. His older films are some of his best, if not some of THEE best movies ever created.
I rarely watch anything that's been made recently and avoid most mainstream Hollywood films like the plague. There's way too many great films out there to discover to be concerned with whatever pap is being produced at the moment. Of course there are some good films being made now so I don't completely dismiss modern cinema but I prefer stuff pre 1980s.
i was kinda surfing and saw this topic....well i guess it depends on the story of the movie....like the movie "love story" it's old but still good to watch....the difference bet. new and old is that new movies are the type of movies i can relate to....i mean i'm 14 and it's quite weird seeing a 14year old girl watching movies that are old...i don't know...it depends on oyu guys!!!-gEe-