With the release of The Case of the Missing Men and the upcoming adaptation of The Big Short, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to remember the great movies of the last decade.
And yet, as we look ahead to the next big release, it can be difficult to keep track of the great works we’re supposed to remember from the past.
Now, that’s not to say there aren’t great movies from the 20th century that we should be proud of, but they don’t have to be forgotten.
In fact, a recent survey of moviegoers by Entertainment Weekly found that the greats should be preserved as part of the film canon, because they’re worth watching and deserve to be remembered.
The list of great movies includes The Godfather, The Great Escape, and The Godmother.
While many of these movies are well known and iconic in their own right, the study found that we’re missing some great ones that we can actually remember.
“These movies have been forgotten because they were overlooked,” said Josh Weinstein, president of the Independent Spirit Awards, which awards the top prizes in cinema.
“The biggest reason is the fact that they were released at a time when the genre was still new.”
In fact the number of films released between 1970 and 1990 that were forgotten has been growing for years.
For example, according to the National Film Preservation Board, the number dropped to 779 in 2016, with an average of about 25 films a year being forgotten.
That’s a lot of films that were released between the mid-1980s and early 1990s that weren’t really worth remembering.
The reason is twofold: The number of people that actually remember these movies has gone down over the past 30 years, and movies are still being released today.
There are also fewer people out there making movies nowadays, making movies that people don’t remember and that people will forget.
It’s no surprise that when we look back at these films we’re left with a lot more of them than we should, and that’s a shame.
“For the most part, it seems like there’s an inherent disconnect between the kind of stories we want to remember and the way movies are being told today,” Weinstein said.
“There are a lot less movies being made now that are about human beings than there were 30 or 40 years ago.
I think a lot is to do with technology, the way people consume information, and more and more people are watching movies on Netflix.
That is the perfect time to go back and revisit these movies.”
While many films are still great and deserve their own movie canon, some of these greats have been ignored for years now.
“We’re still struggling to remember movies like The Great Train Robbery and The Great Gatsby,” Weinstein continued.
“And we’re still seeing some great movies like I Saw the Devil and The Silence of the Lambs that are being overlooked.”
We’re also still missing a lot, even though there are still more than 400 great movies in the canon.
In addition to these forgotten movies, there are other films that should be on the list, because their stories should be part of our memories, but we can’t remember them.
In the case of the original, there were many great performances and characters in these films.
Even when you have a great story, you can’t always have a good story, so we shouldn’t forget that.
But as Weinstein pointed out, a lot can be forgotten by going back and retelling old stories.
For instance, the famous “lost boy” scene from The Big Lie is now considered one of the greatest scenes in cinema history.
And many great movies that were never released in theaters were re-released on DVD or Blu-ray, making it possible to find a great movie on your Blu-Ray shelf today.
“That scene is still part of my life, even after seeing it again on a new medium,” Weinstein told EW.
“It’s a great example of why the best of films can be found in theaters and why we need to be reminded of them.”
So what should we remember from The Case for Missing Men?
While it’s important to remember that these movies should be remembered, the list of movies that should not be forgotten is also long.
There’s no doubt that we’ve forgotten so many great films from the last 30 years.
We can remember the greatest works of the past in some form, but it’s time to start thinking about the best movies that are actually still relevant and worth watching.
“If we were to look at the best films of the 20s, there would be a whole range of films out there that are worth remembering,” Weinstein concluded.
“But as a filmmaker, I think it’s about recognizing what’s valuable and what’s not.
What’s important is that you can remember great movies for the right reasons.”
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