Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Question of the Day

Following up a bit on yesterday’s QotD, this week marks the 70th anniversary of the premiere of Gone With the Wind in 1939. Some people think that it is the best movie ever made (I don’t, but that’s another QotD), but no matter what you think of it, it’s certainly a milestone in film. Most people can remember the first time they saw it (for me, September 16, 1973 — my 21st birthday — at the University of Miami) and of course the cast is legendary, as are the stories that went along with the making of it. Any discussion of the film and the films of that era will inevitably get someone to say, “They don’t make films like that any more.” Well, do they?

What film from today (let’s say the last ten years) will still be worth seeing and talking about in 2079?