Do young generations watch some of the classic movies?
Guns of Navarone
All Quiet on the Western Front
2001 Space Odyssey
Of those, I've only seen Casablanca
, Soylent Green
, 2001: A Space Odyssey
, and Grease
I doubt, as a Boomer, I'd be considered to be of a "young generation", but will throw in my $0.02 anyway. Casablanca
has aged remarkably well. I watch it every five or 10 years, after finally seeing it in the mid-'80s, and still love it.
I rented Jaws
for the boys a few years ago. The great shark, so impressive on the big screen in 1975, looked pretty hokey 25 or 30 years later.
in the theatre in 1970. Thought the visuals were stunning, especially the earth orbit rendezvous with the Pan Am clipper and the space station, and liked it a lot in spite of the incomprehensible last quarter or third of the movie. Again, rented it 15 or 20 years ago, and tried to defend it while my boys laughed.
I should check out Soylent Green
again - I remember the shocking premise of course. I think I also read the SF short story it's based on, back in the day.
I'll nominate another couple of classics: Shane
, and Pride of the Yankees