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Old 03-29-2008, 05:26 PM   #1
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Nostalgia ain't what it used to be

Just watched the Silverstreak on tv. Now I remember it to be a cracking great film full of excitement. Not any more.

Is it only my memory or is that when you see most films again they are not what you thought they were.

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Old 03-29-2008, 08:57 PM   #2
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I have seen some movies since childhood that I like even more as an adult. For instance, many of the Disney movies have more than one level--some parts appeal to young children, some parts to older children, and some parts to adults.

Usually if I liked a movie as a child, I still like it as an adult. Then again, there is "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." James and I both watched that many times as children. A few years ago we watched it, both anticipating those familiar old feelings as the movie we had loved so much progressed. We both HATED it. Then my daughter started to show it to the kids a couple weeks ago. The kids were too busy playing to care about it, and Nancy realized that she no longer liked it either!

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Old 03-29-2008, 09:13 PM   #3
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Awwww.... I still love Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!!!!

Then again, it is possible I just never grew up....
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:13 PM   #4
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Oh, and Return to Witch Mountain... Ok I just love most Disney movies.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:15 PM   #5
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That movie is about 32 years old. I'm guessing you've changed a lot in that time. You probably don't like a lot of things you liked back then.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:38 PM   #6
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So you're saying I definitely haven't grown up.... I think I concur LOL.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:11 PM   #7
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Awwww.... I still love Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!!!!

Then again, it is possible I just never grew up....
Me too, just watched it a few weeks ago.

The movie I was disappointed about as an adult was The Last Unicorn. I remember my parents making me leave my friend's house right at the climax. I never got any resolution until high school when I found it at another friend's house. Bad animation, stupid storyline, lame characters. The only exciting part was I learned that the soundtrack was done by America.
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Oh, and Return to Witch Mountain... Ok I just love most Disney movies.
DH found a box of VHS tapes with loads of disney movies (thank goodness he doesn't know where the others are hidden). he wants me to sell them on ebay if I have them on DVD already. i looked at him like "touch my movies and die."

We have a spare bedroom in the house that is devoted to disney.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:51 PM   #9
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they're in a drawer in the craft room. Kinda hard to hide big clunky video tapes...especially when there's like a hundred of them...

And to stay on topic, yes. As we look back, or memories sort of cloud or opinion on things. Movies we remember enjoying, we did enjoy. It's jut that now with the Computer aided graphics and CGI and ultra high tech everything in movies, we are spoiled, so the oldies look really reeeeeallly old. We hae the Pixar short films collection and even in the short time Pixar has been making animations, there has been a HUGE improvement in quality. We are spoiled, that's why or memories seem better than the real (or reel thing...couldn't resist) thing. IMHO.
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It's jut that now with the Computer aided graphics and CGI and ultra high tech everything in movies, we are spoiled, so the oldies look really reeeeeallly old.
I don't know, I'm still think the Star Wars episodes IV, V, and VI are far superior to the new I, II, and III.
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