Thursday, January 28, 2010

Question: Favorite Era for Movies?

Other than the present, what is your favorite time period for movie settings? Is it a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away? Or maybe 1522? Perhaps you prefer Ancient Greece. . . it is the word after all, or the Twenty-Fourth and a Half Century!? Do tell, and why.

18 comments:

ScottDS said...

(Yes, I am blatantly disregarding the rules here. :-))

Oh boy. A cursory glance at my DVD collection makes me want to say the 23rd/24th centuries but I have a little bit of everything. Most of what I own takes place in the present (regardless of genre) but I don't really have a favorite era per se. I enjoy a good movie that takes place in the future but I won't automatically see a movie just because it takes place in the future.

So to answer your question, I don't know. :-D

AndrewPrice said...

Scott, That's fair. I have a hard time pinning it down, but I've found that my favorite movies (other than the present) tend to be science fiction or westerns.

BevfromNYC said...

What an interesting question! I am more interested in the story than the period. And since chick flicks are universal in addressing the human condition, it doesn't much matter which period their in as long as the girl gets the boy in the end (Or not get the boy in the case of "Gone With The Wind"***)...:-D

***Do you really think there will ever be a question about movies where GWTW won't come up?

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, I am starting to think there never will be such a question. LOL!

LawHawkSF said...

I like the sci-fi movies from the 50s. Corny, technically poor, full of nuclear mutants and monsters from the sea or outer space. The black and whites are the best. But occasionally, they were also prescient. Oddly, Woody Allen got his idea for the brilliant re-work of a horrible Japanese chop-sockey movie that turned into the hilarious "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" from the American re-working of the Japanese "Godzilla."

CrispyRice said...

I like sci-fi, too, but I like the sci-fi that is actually a future I might want to live in. Ie, not Alien, LOL.

My favorite movie (Until the End of the World) was set in the future at the time. Made in the late 80's/early 90's and set in 1999. So it wasn't a wild and crazy future, but something you could really see... just a bit more modern than we are.

AndrewPrice said...

Lawhawk, I enjoy those films, but if I watch science fiction, I prefer something forward looking!

AndrewPrice said...

CrispyRice, You make a great point -- films can be a fun way to peer into our futures. I like that! :-)

Writer X said...

Don't be hating GWTW!

I'm with Bev, though. I'm less concerned about the time period than I am with the story. If there's a story, I can get sucked in right away. But I am kind of partial to westerns and old, campy black and white horror flicks, too.

AndrewPrice said...

Nobody's hating GWTW, just laughing about Bev finding a way to include it in every movie question we've asked! :-)

Writer X said...

That's a relief, Andrew. Because I believe that disliking GWTW is a Class 3 misdemeanor. Or something.

AndrewPrice said...

I've heard that Writer X! LOL!

BevfromNYC said...

Writer X - It should be a felony, but we can go with misdemeanor.

Cheryl said...

I like anything that's Jane Austen-y.
I find myself thinking with a British accent and acting more genteel for a day or so.

AndrewPrice said...

Cheryl, I find myself acting the same way after I watch mob movies, but that's probably not a good thing! ;-)


(P.S. My favorite Jane Austin is the PBS version of Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth.)

DCAlleyKat said...

At first glance I thought 'oh that's eassy but as I tried to pin a time down I realzed that for me characters and stories are timeless, the same characters in Star Wars can be found in Shakespeare....iotw timeless. Drop them anywhere and I'll enjoy the movie!

MegaTroll said...

I like historical movies and movies that take place in places I've never been.

rlaWTX said...

the Cary Grant era


(and I hate GWTW. my mom loves it so I had seen pieces over the years. I finally sat down and watched it - opening to credits and was so furious!!! I sat thru all of that for her to do what?????
I guess ya gotta write me a ticket!)

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