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  1. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Right on Ben, It's always great to see the "light come on" when sharing something that you love to those you love, family and friends. And you're right, it IS a shared bonding opportunity for everyone. You never know what genre will light that spark, but...
  2. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Onlyif not available on any other upgraded format, and I would be left with the feelings that...Well, there's 90 mins I'll never get back!!!
  3. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I can see the sentimental attachment, BUT???? VHS, as opposed to BD or even DVD??!!!!!
  4. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Wow, I would love to see someone do justice to RWR!!! Such a great series, with the tech they now have, it just might be amazing!!
  5. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Science Fiction, like other storylines, are really about viewing it with the "eyes of their time". Finding the mindset of that era that created them. Really, they truly are like a time machine, stepping back into those eras. To varying degrees, they either stand the test of time or they don't...
  6. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Although released in 2001 by Criterion on DVD, the weird and wonderful 1972 Peter OToole vehicle "The Ruling Class" could use a restored release in BD at least!!
  7. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Although not really a documentary, it is a historic record in so many ways, I had to add this as well...
  8. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Another doc I just love is this one from 2012 -Searching for Sugar Man -
  9. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    With lists always seems to have, to some, very glaring ommisions. Here is one in my opinon...Festival Express, an across Canada tour of 70s hope, drugs and mayhem. Placing very different acts in a train and seeing what happens along the way!! It could have been something really amazing, but the...
  10. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    ...and a smoke break, back in the day!
  11. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    And the early Blondie and Dagwood series as well, most of these were the b features after the main fatues, between the News reels and Cartoons.
  12. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I belive the reasons why the horror genre was so furtile for sequels is that they were cheap to make and was a way to experiment with what Serials had been doing at that same time, only with bigger budgets. After more families had aquired TVs these serials went from radio to Television.
  13. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Agreed, and it seems that the aspects ment to enhace a film have taked over as a leading aspect rather than allowing the storyline and actors shine...I'm mentioning the over use of GCI. I remember with the closing credits were no longer than 3 minutes or so...Now it goes on so long that they...
  14. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    That was one of the issues that David Lynch's Dune had...too much to say (going by the Novel) in too little an amont of time, and many things ended on the cutting room floor!!
  15. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Agreed, Before the "Franchise" mindset took over the movies, a good stand alone feature film was golden. You would never see The Adventures of Robin Hood 2 or 5 or Whatever!! That being said, some stories requier more to flesh out the storyines. Point in case Star Wars was to be a trilogy, as...
  16. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    I remember the addige of "When you try to please eveyone, you end up pleasing No One!!!" If they would focus on a good storyine and chearactor development, like hey used to do. And stop relying solely on CGI and other green or blue screen effects to take over the films oxigen, we as viewers...
  17. Capt D McMars

    For the love of movies: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinema and what makes us fans

    Thanks PB for running this thread!! Growing up in the LA area as a kid there where cinemas everywhere. although this was before cable systems, so most tv as via antennas, foil not included!! It was always a special outing ( it took about an hour both ways) with the family to go to the big movie...
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