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April 15, 2003

The New Canon

Posted by Mike on April 15, 2003 10:20 PM

What's up with the film canon? According to this article:

"...Casablanca and Citizen Kane don't matter so much anymore, even if you think they should. Those two films may be, respectively, the peak product of the Hollywood dream machine and the first true indie flick; they may be historical necessities, transporting movie experiences, and, in the case of Kane, a brilliantly realized essay on American success, ego, and disaster. But their pertinence to audiences is a thing of the past."

Instead, the article argues, the up-and-comers include a list that runs from The Big Lebowski to Amelie. I didn't feel like arguing with many of the choices on the list: they'll still matter in a few years.

The author's a prat.

(The whole article)


Don't have thy cloak to make when it begins to rain...

Posted by: Simon at June 14, 2004 1:48 PM