What defines a film to be classic?
Classic Films are often distinguished or unique works of cinema that have transcended time and trends, with indefinable quality.
I love movies, and classic films hold a high bar in regard to the film watcher’s experience. But would I consider anything made today as “classic”? Maybe, more likely if it is an independent film, and not something made just simply to keep gigantic entertainment corporations profitable.
Filmmakers to me, are visual storytellers. They are challenged with creating intricate pieces of moving art in order to tell a story. I (personally) think I have built a strong appreciation for the art, focusing on the visual design, cinematography, the manipulation of light and shadow, the emotion of color, and sound design. These elements blending correctly with a compelling and original plot, set the stage for a memorable experience.
Here is a list of classic films which I have seen, or I have yet to see:
Movies I have seen:
Movies I have not seen:
- Citizen Kane (1941)
- A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
- 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (1957)
- Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
- It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
- Ben-Hur (1959)