I think you’re missing my point. A few select works endure from every generation, I don’t think that’s ever been in question. But while you can hear Sinatra music in tons of places today, how many of his contemporaries are household names? How many teenagers or 20 or 30 year olds spend more time listening to Sinatra’s peers than music of their own time and place? It shows how special Sinatra was (and probably reflects a little luck too). Little Women was first published in 1868; how many other books from 1868 are still read today by the larger culture for recreation? There’s a space in our culture for Its A Wonderful Life. NBC wouldn’t have paid top dollar to another studio for TV rights if that weren’t the case. But I’m not convinced that colorizing it would vastly expand its reach further than it already is. And I’m definitely not convinced that colorizing other films from the era that don’t hold that place in our culture will suddenly increase their appeal at an exponential rate. We can maybe nudge the needle a little bit to looking backwards but we can’t freeze culture. Colorizing May attract a few more eyes, and I’m never against that, but I think Colin’s general point is valid. I’ve never argued that we forget all things or that all older things are irrelevant. It’s simply that for each thing we do keep, we leave far more behind, and that’s it’s always been that way. And that’s probably as it should be otherwise there wouldn’t be a space for people today to create the art of the moment.