Discussion in 'Movies' started by Carl V, Aug 15, 2019.
Was 1999 cinema’s last great year?
Fascinating list for 1999....
Princes favorite year
Personally, I think that the high water mark was during a very creative point that came in the late 60s and early 70s before Jaws and Star Wars brought in the blockbuster mentality. Sure there was a bunch of crap to wade through but there was lots of great movies.
As for 1999 sure it may have been a good year but it tends to come and go some years are shit and some years are decent and like the counter point in the article posted was saying there were quite a few really good and creative movies in 2017.
What it really comes down to is we have seen this blockbuster bean counter mentality kind of take over the studios, however there are still lots of good ideas being made and you have to dig through more crap then ever but we still have up and down years and that isn’t anything new.
Its all cyclical and time provides the ultimate winnowing machine. The current phase of nothing but existing IP, franchises, and extended universes is unlikely to be looked back on as a time of great critical acclaim but as this winds down we could very well be heading into a new golden age. And yes, the late 90s, early 00s as DVD was taking off actually produced a number of really good, smart, creative, high concepts films.
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